Bus depot delight for autistic adults

Our team at Langley Mill have driven that extra mile to provide a day out to remember for a group of adults with autism and other learning difficulties.

They were recently given a tour of our Langley Mill depot for a behind-the-scenes peek at the day-to-day running of a busy bus company.

Enjoying a day at the Langley Mill depot, back row, left to right, Mike Staines and Peter Robinson (both from trent barton); middle row Craig Barrett and Tracy Gollin (from trent barton), Jonathan Jones (Space Inclusive), Kurt Capello (trent barton) and front row Ahshan Ullah, Ashley Birch, James Barber and Wayne Timlick (Space Inclusive).

The trip was requested by Nottingham-based Space Inclusive, who provide educational, social and employment support.

David Bingham, a Partner in Space Inclusive, explained: “As well as providing practical support to help them lead more independent lives, we encourage our members to engage in a hobby or interest to develop their social skills.

“As a result, a group of them discovered a passion for all things transport related, including trentbarton buses.

“We were delighted when trent barton said we could have a look inside a working depot and the fact they arranged for a dedicated bus to take us there made for a really special treat.” 

Peter Robinson, Service Delivery Manager, said: “We were only too pleased to help the project and it was fantastic to see people so enthusiastic about our buses.

“The visit also gave us the opportunity to show how easy it is to get out and about by using our services.”

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