What is this service?
The Joseph Clarke Mobility Service works with children, young people, their parents/carers and staff to ensure safe movement and travel. This may be within the home, school, college or outside, such as in the playground, travelling to school, going on school trips. The service is also able to provide support for children and young people to develop, when appropriate, independent travel skills for example, going to the local shops, using public transport and independent living skills.
The mobility service can also provide advice to schools as to how best to adapt their environment to meet the needs of the visually impaired pupil.
The following support can be provided:
- Sighted Guide training
- Long cane training
- Route training
- How to use public transport
- Advice and support on independent living skills
- Undertake an environmental audit of a setting
- Classroom familiarisation
Who is it for?
Children and young people with a visual impairment learn mobility skills to be become safer and more independent when moving and travelling around.