This could be difficult for people because travelling to and from an activity that they really enjoy could mean spending lots of time on a bus.
As Aimee was 17, she decided that she wanted to learn to drive a car. Using great facilitation skills, MacIntyre staff worked with Aimee to design a timetable where they could support her to practice the Theory Driving Test and the Driving Hazard Perception test. These sessions also helped her with her maths and English. Because Aimee struggles with reading, staff also supported her to apply to the Driving School so that she could receive extra help with taking the tests.
MacIntyre staff used their own cars to support Aimee to learn how to put petrol into a car.
Aimee can now do this herself.
Aimee’s new targets are for her to be able to check tyre pressure, check the oil level and top up the windscreen wash.
All this has led to greater independence for someone who is shy and found public transport a real challenge. Aimee now has her own car and is able to independently travel around rural Wiltshire.
Well done, Aimee.
Community Learning Facilitator
No Limits Wiltshire
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