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Motoring - useful contacts

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Mobility Centres

The 16 Mobility Centres in the UK provide:

  • practical, independent advice to disabled drivers and passengers
  • assessments of your ability to drive
  • advice about vehicles to suit you or adaptations that you may need
  • useful information on motoring and disability issues in general
  • impartial advice from expert, friendly staff who've solved many mobility problems before.

Cost

An assessment for a driver referring themselves will cost from £50 to £180 depending on the centre. In Scotland and some other areas assessment is free if referred by a GP. Motability customers may qualify for a free assessment under the Managed Adaptation Programme.

Mobility Centres are accredited by the Forum of Mobility Centres and have certain minimum standards.

Forum of Mobility Centres
Forum of Mobility Centres
c/o Providence Chapel
Warehorne
Ashford
Kent
TN26 2JX

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0800 559 3636

Key to services

The Mobility Centres vary in the services they offer. This key shows what is available.

           free information service
D          advice on choosing a vehicle, driving controls and learning to drive
         assessment and advice about getting in and out of vehicles, loading wheelchairs and equipment
W         advice on selecting and using a wheelchair or scooter
T          driving tuition for new drivers, people returning to driving and those using different controls
A          fitting adaptations for drivers or passengers

Bristol

Services I D P W T

Driving and Mobility Centre (West of England)
Driving and Mobility Centre (West of England)
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 2QQ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0117 965 9353

Fax: 

0117 965 3652

Cornwall

Services I D P W T A

Cornwall Mobility Centre
Cornwall Mobility Centre
Tehidy House
Treliske Hospital
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3LJ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01872 254920

Fax: 

01872 254921

Derbyshire

Services I D P T

Derby DrivAbility
Derby DrivAbility
Kingsway Hospital
Kingsway
Derby
DE22 3LZ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01332 371929

Hampshire

Services I D P

Wessex DriveAbility
Wessex DriveAbility
Leornain House
Kent Road
Portswood
Southampton
SO17 2LJ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

023 8051 2222

Hertfordshire

Services I D P W T

Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD)
Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD)
The Woodside Centre
The Commons
Welwyn Garden City
AL7 4DD

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01707 324581

Fax: 

01707 371297

Kent

Services I D P W T

South East DriveAbility
South East DriveAbility
Kent Community Health NHS Trust
St Lawrence Avenue
Allington
Kent
ME16 0LL

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01622 795719

Fax: 

01622 795720

Lancashire

Services I D P T

North West Driving Assessment Service
North West Driving Assessment Service
Fleet House
Pye Close
Haydock
St Helens
WA11 9SJ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01942 483713

Fax: 

01942 483717

Norfolk

Services I D P W T

East Anglian DriveAbility
East Anglian DriveAbility
2 Napier Place
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 3RL

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01842 753029

Fax: 

01842 755950

North East

Services I D P T

North East Drive Mobility
North East Drive Mobility
Walkergate Park Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuro-psychiatry
Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE6 4QD

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0191 287 5090

Surrey

Services I D P W T

QEF Mobility Services
QEF Mobility Services
1 Metcalf Avenue
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 4AW

United Kingdom

Tel: 

020 8770 1151

Fax: 

020 8770 1211

West Midlands

Services I D P W T

Regional Driving Assessment Centre
Regional Driving Assessment Centre
Unit 11
Network Park
Duddeston Mill Road
Birmingham
B8 1AU

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0845 337 1540

Fax: 

0121 333 4568

West Yorkshire

Services I D P W

The William Merritt Centre
The William Merritt Centre
St Mary's Hospital
Green Hill Road
Armley
Leeds
LS12 3QE

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0113 350 8989

Fax: 

0113 350 8681

NORTHERN IRELAND

Services I D P T

Disability Action
Disability Action
Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road
Belfast
BT3 9ED

United Kingdom

Tel: 

028 9029 7880

Fax: 

028 9029 7881

SCOTLAND

Services I D P

Scottish Driving Assessment Service
Scottish Driving Assessment Service
Astley Ainslie Hospital
133 Grange Loan
Edinburgh
EH9 2HL

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0131 537 9192

Fax: 

0131 537 9193

NORTH WALES

Services I D P W T A

North Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
North Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
Disability Resources Centre
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Bodelwyddan
Denbighshire
LL18 5UJ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01745 584858

Fax: 

01745 535042

SOUTH WALES

Services I D P T

South Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
South Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
Rookwood Hospital
Fairwater Road
Llandaff
Cardiff
CF5 2YN

United Kingdom

Tel: 

029 2055 5130

Fax: 

029 2055 5130

Other useful organisations

Disability Now
A disability news website with reviews by disabled people.

Disability Now
Disability Now
6-10 Market Road
London
N7 9PW

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0207 619 7323

Disabled Living Foundation
Advice and information on disability equipment. They have a database of products and suppliers.

Disabled Living Foundation
Disabled Living Foundation
4th Floor Jessica House
Red Lion Square
191 Wandsworth High Street
London
SW18 4LS

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0300 999 0004 / 020 7289 6111

Disabled Motoring UK
The campaigning charity for disabled motorists. They run the Baywatch campaign against parking abuse and represent disabled people’s needs at a national level. Membership, £24 per year (£36 for joint members), includes a monthly magazine, advice service and member benefits.

Disabled Motoring UK
Disabled Motoring UK
National Headquarters
Ashwellthorpe
Norwich
NR16 1EX

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01508 489449

 

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0300 790 6801

Textphone: 

0300 123 1278

Fax: 

0300 123 0784

Drivers Medical Group
DVLA Swansea SA99 1TU
Tel 0300 790 6806
Fax 0845 850 0095
Email [email protected]
www.gov.uk/dvla-medical-enquiries
www.gov.uk/driving-if-disabled

Northern Ireland
Drivers Medical Section, DVA
County Hall, Castlerock Road
Coleraine BT51 3TB
Tel 0845 402 4000
Email [email protected]
www.nidirect.gov.uk or visit the page about medical conditions here.

Mobility Roadshow

Mobility Roadshow
Mobility Roadshow

United Kingdom

Motability
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter. If you get the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance, the Enhanced Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment or the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement you can use it to lease a car (including maintenance and servicing costs, comprehensive insurance and breakdown assistance).

Motability car, scooter or powered wheelchair Scheme
Motability car, scooter or powered wheelchair Scheme
Motability Operations, Specialised Mobility Team
410 Bristol Business Park
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol
BS16 1EJ

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0300 456 4566

Textphone: 

0300 037 0100

Motability One Big Day and The Big Event
Motability run these regional events for users or prospective users of the scheme – you can see and try cars and equipment.
Tel 0800 953 7000
www.motability.co.uk/whats-on-and-get-involved/one-big-day

Remap
A voluntary organisation of engineers who invent, design and make devices or carry out adaptations to help disabled people to be more independent or to enjoy leisure activities.

REMAP England, Wales & N.Ireland
REMAP England, Wales & N.Ireland
D9 Chaucer Business Park
Kemsing
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN15 6YU

United Kingdom

Tel: 

0845 130 0456

Fax: 

01732 760204

REMAP Scotland
REMAP Scotland
Forgue House
Forgue
Huntly
AB54 6DA

United Kingdom

Tel: 

01466 730706

Service Call
A service that allows disabled people to use petrol stations and other services that are difficult to access. You carry an infrared transmitter (£19.95 inc p&p), which you use to signal that you need assistance at participating outlets, which include thousands of petrol stations, banks, supermarkets, shops and others.

Service Call
Tel: 

0800 458 3008

Email: 

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Converters’ Association
The trade association for companies who make and sell WAVs. WAVCA aims to improve the quality and safety of WAVs and lobbies for legislation for wheelchair passenger vehicles. Members must have been trading for at least 2 years, offer at least 3 years warranty, have passed safety tests on restraints and seat belts and demonstrate a commitment to customer service.

WAVCA
WAVCA
3 Northmoor Business Park
Church Road
Northmoor
OX29 5UH

United Kingdom

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Last updated: June 2015