Disability Bus Pass – Epilepsy Campaign

We need you on board with our bus campaign!

Epilepsy Society is campaigning for changes to the disabled person’s bus pass – to include peak hours and a free companion travel pass, where needed.

Click this link for all the info:

http://www.epilepsysociety.org.uk/NewGetInvolved/Awarenessraising/Campaigns/Bus

The pass is a vital concession for people with epilepsy who have been refused a driving licence because of their condition.The pass currently allows free travel on buses in England  between 9.30 am  and 11pm and all day at weekends.  In Scotland and Wales the pass is valid at all times and includes free travel for a companion where needed. Some local authorities in England have implemented their own bus  travel  concessions  and extended the hours of travel to include peak times.

WHAT IS NEEDED TO BE DONE URGENTLY BY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY !

Click these links right now and get involved..

If you would like an A3 poster about the Epilepsy Society Bus Campaign, to display in a public place please email: pressoffice@epilepsysociety.org.uk

Travelling to work

Amanda Cleaver, communications and campaigns manager at Epilepsy Society, said:

We think this is confusing and  unhelpful to those who need their pass for travelling to work. Epilepsy Society is  campaigning for the same unrestricted  operating hours throughout the UK . The proposed change would benefit anyone entitled to the pass and we hope we can count on wide ranging support.

We are also encouraging people to write to their MP on this matter and their local authority because they do have the power to make this change themselves.

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