I am using public transport and worried about costs
If you’re taking public transport everyday the cost can add up, especially if you’re travelling a long way. We understand this can cause stress and worry as well as taking time. Find out more below.
How can I save money on public transport?
It’s often cheaper to travel outside of peak hours, so if you can time your journey to be later than rush hour you might save some money.
There are discounts available if you are taking the train regularly. You can find a list of tickets and travelcards available on the Translink website which will help save you money.
You can also use the journey planner to plan your journey via bus or train on the Translink website.
Other ways to save costs on public transport
You might have a close family member or friend who could give you a lift. For some people this might be someone from their local community or faith group. We understand that it can be difficult to ask for this help, but often people want to support you but don’t know what is most useful. You might find people are happy to do this for you.
Depending on how close you are to hospital, you might want to consider walking. It’s a personal choice whether it would help, but walking can be very beneficial both for physical and mental health.
You might be able to reduce travel costs by staying at the hospital. Ask about free hospital accommodation for parents and carers of babies who are staying on the neonatal unit. Some hospitals have rooms or accommodation available for parents and carers.
You could try asking a member of staff on the unit - they will be used to these types of questions. If they don't know they may be able to suggest someone who might be able to help.
Do you want help with something else?
I would like to talk to someone at Bliss
We are here to help you with emotional and practical support.
Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here Monday to Friday, except bank holidays.