This is Claire, she has just completed her travel buddy training! 

Claire loves the football. 

She supports Oxford united and enjoys going to watch their games.

Claire started Travel Buddy as she wanted to learn how to get to her volunteering job by bus. 

Claire had very low confidence at the start due to problems on public transport in the past.

Claire a few travel buddies but was eventually matched with Ruby.
Ruby and Claire got along really well.

Claire began her journey using the bus but decided to try Oxford Bus Company’s ‘Pick me up’ service. 

Claire preferred this and found that it reduced her anxiety due to it being less crowed than the buses.

Claire can now use both the bus and the ‘pick me up’ service to get to her volunteer job independently. 

She hopes learn more journeys in the New Year and wants to conquer trains next!

Claire said that “It’s nice to have the Travel Buddy Scheme because without it people like me wouldn’t be able to get around”. 

“I have liked learning new skills, making new friends and using the ‘pick me up’. I think more people should learn how to use the ‘pick me up’ like me. At first I was scared but not anymore!”
 

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