Travel Safe May update

May meetings:

1. Advisory Group meeting at the IHC library, Wellington
We discussed future strategy and screened the Road Crossing video clip produced by the Coffs Harbour City Council. Feedback was that main themes addressed were good - but that the content for our resource should be more engaging for our target age group. The Advisory Group agreed to the timeline proposed in section 5 below.

2. Young Consultants Group workshop, Palmerston North
Young Consultants: engaged and excited. Whilst the office Young Consultants Group has come to an end, the Travel Safe project will allow them to continue work together and offers exciting future possibilities

Baseline material: some Young Consultants were filmed talking about their engagement with the Safe Travel project.

Post from the YCG Facebook page below


3. IHC support
Tania Garrett, Manager Next Generation Project is fully supportive and has contributed ideas and time resources to the project. Starting strong!
Sjukje: Our own intern is working with the Young Consultants, starting with adapting existing resource. She will coach them taking photos about safety with a view for them to submit their work to the IHC Art Award in June!

Starting plan:

3. IHC May newsletter mention of our Travel Safe project (below). Thanks team!

Useful Links

The IHC Library is hoping to have a New Zealand made resource on the topic of safe travelavailable in the not too distant future but in the meantime the following publication is well structured and accessible.

Travel safe : a guide to being out and about for people with learning disabilities
By Department for Regional Development, Northern Ireland, 2011
"This guide will help when you are out and about and need to use a bus, train or taxi. It explains some of the things that you need to know to travel safely by yourself. When we made this guide we found out everything we could about travelling safely. We read other guides, we looked things up on the internet, we talked to the police and to road safety officers. We also talked to people with learning disabilities about what they felt people needed to know. When we had done all that, we put all the information together in this book. To help make this book easy to understand, we took pictures of the things you will see when you are travelling. We hope that this book helps you to get out and about and travel safely." New Zealand readers should note that this publication comes from Ireland so telephone numbers will not be relevant and some features may be unfamiliar.

This resource is self-advocate friendly publication.

4. Starting our model collection about risk with the illustration below:

5. Planning

Week 12 May 
  • Hamilton group meets and drafts initial concept for trial video clip
  • Palmerston group meets and starts working on photos. Group submits some photos to be reviewed by the end of the week; Georgie to work on her script and group plans their next session - with a view to start filming soon with extra filming day during the weekend.
Week 19 May 
  • Start putting the printed guide together
  • Sjukje travels to Hamilton to join the local group and carry on the work on their initial video
Aim: Have a trial clip to submit to Advisory Group by the end of May. Advisory Group and Annick put together a list of people to review the clip for feedback, including a group of parents and young adults with an intellectual disability

June: Groups meet locally to review feedback of Advisory group and draw work plans with learning from comments. 

July: Workshop in Palmerston North 20 July with professional filming crew. The 2 day workshop will include discussion on safety themes to include, filming and editing sessions and the group to review filmed clips so far. Tania will invite her local reference group from Palmerston North to the film screening to allow for another level of feedback before these second rounds of clips are submitted to the Advisory Group again.