What We Do
The effectiveness of a transport service is typically influenced by 3 key areas (see image below). If control of any of these areas are weak then this will not only impact on the effectiveness of that specific area, but it will also impact on the others too. Typically this would mean that a service may not be operating efficiently and/or service levels are negatively affected.
Each of these areas maps to a set of expectations, relationships and or contracts, and we will be pleased to explore with you how these affect service productivity, staff morale and overall performance
We have experience in supporting improvements either working across all areas or focussed on a specific aspect of the operation.
A project team can be typically mobilised within 6 weeks.
Future Proofing Services - Our teams undertake a coaching and mentoring role within the majority of our projects we deliver for our clients, a key measure of our success is ensuring services are able to sustainably deliver outcomes without our support, whilst also empowering and enabling a culture and ability to continuously improve services and facilitate change in an effective manner and minimal impact on business as usual activity.
Enabling Informed Decision Making - Management Information and Data underpins much of the activity undertaken by a transport service. If information is held between multiple systems with little/no integration or automation, there are gaps in the data held or the quality is poor, or there is a lack understanding around what the data is telling you then this will significantly contribute to a services inefficiency. We aim to improve the use of quality data to enable services to effectively forecast demand and finances, as well as to support effective management of demand to enable early intervention and the use of sustainable travel options.
Best Practice Adapted To Best Fit Your Organisation - By sharing our experiences and evidence of models and approaches adopted by other organisations across the UK we can provide services and stakeholders with a range of alternative options to support the delivery of the service. Our experience demonstrates that very few models can be replicated without tweaking or adjustment, due to each organisations specific characteristics and operational set up. We help to identify what adjustments are needed to maximise the benefit of any potential changes and ensure a smooth transition of change.
Promote Positive Relationships & Joint Working - Transport services are typically an essential service for some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of the public and therefore changes are often faced with emotive responses and challenge. This is often as a result of individuals not understanding what the change means for them, or if/what support is available to those that most need it. We have supported significant policy and operational changes with minimal challenge by working in collaboration with key individuals and groups, including; parent groups, directly with families, schools, education professionals, health & social care professionals and transport providers. This has helped us to document and design assessment processes, implement and develop Independent Travel Training programmes, introduce the use of collection points for SEN transport, and to replan, optimise and change travel arrangements.