Matchday Travel

Matchday Travel

Update: 2021-10-27
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In episode 12 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast,' we turn our attention to Travel.

 

Disabled people travel up to a third less than non-disabled people, according to disability charity Scope. This has an impact on access to social activities like attending live sporting events.

 

In Greater Manchester, Less than 60% of train stations have step-free access. We speak to Manchester United supporter and Accessibility rights campaigner Nathaniel Yates who is trying to change that one step-free access at a time.

 

You can sign Nathaniel petition via this link.

 

From train to buses, we also speak with Richard Field, the Vice Chairman of the Jumbulance Trust. 

 

Lastly, we talk to Jo and Jeff Newall, who have travelled up and down the country watching their beloved Mk Dons. They are both joined by former Disability Access Officer for Swansea's City and Swans super fan Mark Phillips to give an insight into the problems clubs can have trying to source accessible Travel for their disabled supporters. 

 

If you would like to keep up to date with all the work that Level Playing Field are doing, why not sign up to be a free member via this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.  

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