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Travel Assistance Service (TAS)

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Service Provider NameTravel Assistance Service (TAS)
ServiceFrom Thursday March 19, the team will be working on a skeleton staff rota which will involve them working from home or different council buildings. There will only be one TAS office phone number in use 0121 569 5866 due to skeleton staff manning the phone -------.SEND Home to school transport, the Children’s Trust (Looked After Childrens) transport and out of Borough transport for the Adults LD service transport provided by procured external taxi and minibus operators.
Address1Sandwell Council House
Address2Freeth Street
CountyWest Midlands
Post CodeB69 3DE
Where do they provide service from?Address as above
TelephoneTAS Team contact numbers: 0121 569 4869/5796/5867/4870/4863/5866
Contact positionAny member of the TAS Team
Area coveredInside and outside the Borough of Sandwell
Who is the service for?School contracts, Looked After Children (contracts on behalf of the Children’s Trust) and out of borough Adults LD Service.
Referral routeCompleted Travel Assistance Request form completed by Schools with parents, with authorisation from a SEND case worker (Special educational needs and disability service – Education) Forms CC118/119 completed by social workers for social care contracts – Looked after children. Completion of the relevant paperwork by social workers: Adults: SS41a/b (External Operator); SS42 (Internal Fleet).
Specific ethnic group?No
Summary of servicesThe procurement of transport through external operators to provide transport into Schools, contact centres and respite placements (Special educational needs and disability, looked after children and Adult LD Services).
When are the services run?Monday – Friday
Time details07.30- 17.00
RemitPassenger transport.
Chargeable service?Cost of Children/young people’s services is provided by the SEND service and Children’s Trust. Cost to Adult service users is normally included with the day centre fees otherwise rechargeable through the service areas.
Cost of serviceVariable
Sandwell Approved ListApproved Operators List available upon request
DisclaimerInclusion in this directory does not imply that Sandwell Council endorses the organisations and no responsibility is assumed for the information in their entries or their services. For terms and disclaimer see below. Directory last updated December 2017.

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