The aim of the research was to investigate travel issues faced by people experiencing mental health difficulties, and specifically if and how these issues impact on people taking up, or their experience of, learning and work. The report sets out recommendations for policy and practice to promote the necessity of accessible and appropriate travel systems to enable social inclusion, and to protect travel funding that enables this.
Making the Journey
This project has now finished. We've left it here for reference.
Making the Journey is a NIACE research report, reporting on findings from questionnaire and focus group research into how people experiencing mental health difficulties travel around in their everyday life (such as walking, driving, using public transport) and issues or challenges they experience in travelling - especially in relation to learning and working.
What are we aiming to achieve?
How will we do this work?
NIACE carried out questionnaire research and a series of focus groups to gather information from people experiencing mental health difficulties.
Who is this work for?
The report aims to influence policy and practice to improve travel systems and opportunities for people experiencing mental health difficulties. It makes recommendations for policy and practice, aimed at travel agencies and organisations, the Cabinet Office, the Department for Transport, local authorities, GoSkills, research and development organisations, learning providers, employment agencies and mental health services.
What have we accomplished to date?
The report ‘Making the Journey' can be downloaded for free below.
What is (or will be) the impact of this work?
NIACE hopes the findings and recommendations will enable a variety of organisations and services to work together to address the issues and challenges associated with travel. We welcome feedback and comments on the report, and are keen to hear how organisations and services have taken forward the recommendations.