Applying for travel assistance

If you meet the criteria to be considered for travel assistance provided by us you should apply to Trafford Travel Co-ordination Unit (TTCU).

Please complete the online application or contact us by email or telephone 0161 912 5055.

Applications should be received by 30 June for travel assistance to start at the beginning of the school or college year in September. For applications received after this date, there is no guarantee travel assistance will be in place for the start of the school or college year.

For applications received during the school or college year, travel assistance will usually be in place within 20 working days assuming the application is approved. However there may be occasions this is not possible, for example if there is a need to recruit or provide specialist training for passenger assistants or procure additional vehicles.

It is your responsibility to apply for travel assistance by the due date and to make suitable arrangements during the application process. A new application form is needed:

  • For each school or college year.
  • When there is a change in circumstances. This can include change in school or college, social care provision, home address, assessed eligible need or days when travel assistance is required.

Only one application for travel assistance will be accepted per school or college year unless there has been a significant and material change in circumstances.

After an application is assessed as being eligible, TTCU will contact you to gather more detailed information about your individual needs. This informs the risk assessment and the travel assistance solution offered.