Bus Buddies Bus Buddies helps disabled or special needs students who cannot currently travel on their own by public transport to their place of education. We match you with a trained volunteer (who is usually just a few years older) who will help you to overcome the challenges to using public transport. They will help you find solutions and work with you and your parents or carer until you can use public transport confidently. Bus Buddies will help increase your self-confidence to make public transport journeys but also help open up more opportunities for you to become independent in school and your social life! We do offer these services free of charge in some areas, so please contact us to find out if you are eligible. To find out more about our support for Disabled Young People, use our contact us form, ring 0191 273 3997.