Transport

Here at LSN we have long recognised the importance of Dementia Friendly Transport, which is why we have been leading the way on this agenda for many years.

We are therefore very pleased that this work has been recognised and shortlisted for an award, as part of Liverpool DAA, in the category of Outstanding Contribution to Dementia Friendly Communities at the Dementia Friendly Awards 2015.

The full details of categories and shortlisted organisations/individuals can be found here.

What is the Dementia Friendly Transport about?

As part of our Your Community Matters programme we identified Transport as a key area which would need to be addressed if we were to deliver true dementia friendly communities.

It is essential that people living with dementia and their family carers remain connected with their family, friends and local communities to reduce social isolation and loneliness. The transport sector has a key role to play for this to become a reality. From our local consultations with transport providers, and their customers, we have identified a need for a change in approach and levels of dementia awareness, understanding and developing the skills of all involved across the transport network, including staff and customers.

We are working alongside key stakeholders that include local authorities, transport executives, a range of transport providers, commissioners, British Transport Police and people with dementia and their carers, this is to ensure that an inclusive approach to addressing the challenges to creating dementia friendly transport is taken.

Your input is critical to ensure that your transport system provides the best possible service for people living with dementia and we would like to ask you to complete one or both of our very short and straightforward surveys which take approx 3 minutes to complete.

The Bus Service survey can be completed here or the Rail Station & Train Service survey can be completed here.

If you have any questions or queries please feel free to contact us either by e-mail john@lifestorynetwork.org.uk or telephone on 0151 237 2669

Together, we can make a difference and keep people connected.