Nottingham

Charity makes DVD to help Nottingham bus drivers

Bus drivers and a charity in Nottingham are working together to provide a better service for those with learning disabilities.

Nottingham City Transport (NCT) and Mencap have made a DVD to help drivers recognise and better serve people with special needs.

Mencap said the adults in the film used their own experience of public transport and ideas on how to help.

NCT said the DVD would be issued to drivers and be part of their training.

'Experienced problems'

This film is part of the Smile, No Bullying campaign run by Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham Mencap, which aims to tackle bullying and harassment towards people with learning disabilities.

Kirsty Mills, the Smile, No Bullying worker, said: "Each of the adults participating in the film have experienced problems on buses in the past and are very passionate and excited to be taking part to express their views.

"By working together with Nottingham City Transport, we hope that in the future the drivers will have a better understanding of what it means to have a learning disability and they will know how to help them better."

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