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Sheffield campaigners rewarded for travel cuts fight

Clients and staff from Hillsborough-based disability organisation Burton Street Foundation enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament courtesy of Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central.

Clients and staff from Hillsborough-based disability organisation Burton Street Foundation enjoyed a tour of the Houses of Parliament courtesy of Paul Blomfield, MP for Sheffield Central.

Campaigners seeking to help people with disabilities get more involved in politics enjoyed a tour of Parliament.

Staff from Hillsborough-based disability group Burton Street Foundation visited Westminster, courtesy of Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield, with clients Tracey Crookes, Amy Wrigglesworth and Alex Thompson.

Tracey, Amy and Alex belong to Sky’s the Limit, which encourages adults with learning difficulties to improve the quality of their lives.

Justin Sheppy, assistant manager of Burton Street said: the tour was to reward the trio who fought against plans to cut travel pass.

He said: “Plans to restrict the times when people can use their passes would have seen a huge increase in the cost of their travel to frontline services and in some cases work.

“So staff and clients started a petition signed by hundreds of people and wrote letters to Sheffield MPs outlining our concerns.

“This was successful, with the decision being overturned last month.”

 

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