What a year it’s been for the Compass project! Just 12 months ago, Amaze was putting together the team that would drive through the launch in April 2016 of the Compass and Compass Card in West Sussex . The project in Brighton and Hove was already established and recognised as a national model of best practice – but there was a long way to go to get it up and running in a whole new area.
Today, there are over 1200 Compass Card holders in West Sussex, with numbers rising every week. That’s in addition to almost 2000 card holders in Brighton and Hove. These children and young people can choose from over 120 leisure discounts across the region and we’re adding around half a dozen new offers every month.
It’s not all about discounts though. We know from the project in Brighton and Hove that the Compass Card can create a more inclusive, welcoming environment for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. We’re already beginning to see the effects in West Sussex.
The Compass Card isn’t about us – it’s about you. So we filmed parent carers and young people saying what they think about the card. This video shows what they said.