22 October 2015

A joint initiative between KeolisAmey Docklands, the operator of the Docklands Light Railway, and East London NHS Foundation Trust, aims to help people with mental health, social or psychological difficulties get more out of life and feel part of their local communities.

Many people find themselves limited when it comes to travel by feelings of anxiety, shyness, lack of confidence, confusion and can just feel overwhelmed and so avoid going beyond familiar areas.

'Back on Track' aims to address these issues and get people out and about in East London, enjoying the facilities and experiences around them.

The intitiative has involved training of DLR staff to provide optimum support and guidance to people venturing onto the DLR

Local health and social care staff have been briefed to promote the intiative to patients as part of their rehabilitiation and recovery.

KAD Ambassadors can organise group trips and excursions to help people to get used to travelling with the support of others around them.

A formal launch will take place in mid November. Watch this space.