Gordon has backed the national charity Whizz Kidz’ “Get on Board” campaign, which aims to make travel more inclusive for wheel chair users and children with disabilities.
He has been supporting Whizz Kidz in a range of initiatives including their latest Disabled Access Day which has seen a range of their Young Ambassadors trying out new activities to improve their mobility.
Gordon, a previous Shadow Transport Minister who continues to work closely with the charity, commented: “Whizz Kids is a charity that does excellent work in supporting children with disabilities, helping them to be confident and lead more independent lives. That’s why last November I sponsored an event for them in Westminster, which allowed them to launch their “Get on Board” campaign, which I fully support.”
He added: “There are still a number of concerns around accessibility of public transport for children with disabilities and other wheelchair users. Without accessible public transport, many of these young people would be unable to fully participate in education, employment and any social activities they are involved in – we need to put this right.”
The “Get on Board” campaign aims improve disabled accessibility and challenge the negative perceptions and empowering young wheelchair users to travel more confidently. In a report published by the charity last year, it found that more than three quarters of wheelchair users experienced problems when travelling which meant they couldn’t travel as independently as they would like to.