What does this service do?
Pursuing Independent Paths supports adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential.
Travel training helps individuals access places they love to visit independently either via walking or public transport on individual journeys.
Our programme takes into account COVID-19 social distancing and new transport regulations.
Travel training includes:
• Awareness and understanding of road safety
• Learning and practicing individual steps in a journey
• Recognising signage
• Increased confidence
• Greater access to community resources
• Greater participation and visibility in the community
Who is this service available to?
PiP works with individuals diagnosed with mild, moderate and severe learning disabilities aged 18 years and over.
PiP also works with individuals who have a dual diagnosis of learning disability and mental health issues.
How do you access this service?
The services advertised by PiP are available using your Personal Budgets.
PiP currently has funding to work with individuals under 30 years old from Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and neighbouring boroughs without requiring a personal budget contribution.
PiP will accept referrals from anyone including professionals, families, carers, and individuals. To apply, the referee can contact PiP directly using the contact details provided. They will be given a PiP referral form and an answer to their queries. Upon completion, the referral form will be reviewed and the customer will be called in for a face-to-face meeting. This may take place at PiP W9 but usually takes place at the customer place of residence.
The face-to-face meeting is necessary to gather more information and establish whether PiP is the right service to meet the individual’s needs, wishes and circumstances. Following this meeting and depending on the outcome of the meeting the customer will undertake a trial session, after which, if successful, travel training will commence.
How do we ensure the quality of this service?
PiP services are not externally regulated but rather follow a series of internal procedures and protocols. This includes:
• Contract monitoring by the local authority
• A personalised scoring and action planning system ensures customers are progressing and any issues that arise are dealt with.
• An annual ‘Student Survey’ for quality assurance and development purposes. PiP releases an annual Student Survey for customers to participate in and give their feedback.