Driving Mobility at The Big Event
A sneak preview of the interactive Driving Mobility stand at Motability’s The Big Event.

The national charity Driving Mobility, which accredits a network of driving and mobility assessment centres, has announced that it will be showcasing its services for disabled drivers at Motability’s virtual event on 6th and 7th August.

Free to attend, The Big Event from Motability will be taking place online this year and provides a unique opportunity to discover the latest options for accessible driving and personal mobility.

The event will showcase over 25 car manufacturers, over 20 WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) and adaptation suppliers, and over 10 powered wheelchair and mobility scooter manufacturers – all providing solutions available through the Motability leasing scheme.

Motability provides the opportunity for people with restricted mobility to assign some of their Personal Independence Payments towards leasing of an adapted vehicle or scooter.

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Alongside manufacturers, the virtual event will also provide access to specialist speakers sessions, Motability advisors and specialists service providers such as Driving Mobility.

Clinical guidance, from occupational therapists and approved driving Instructors, provide recommendations regarding fitness to drive, vehicle adaptations, alternatives to driving and driving tuition. Details regarding these services and more will be available on the Driving Mobility stand at The Big Event.

There will also be the opportunity to put questions, about all aspects of adapted driving, to several Driving Mobility advisors who will be available on a live chat throughout the event. An introductory video to charity services and what benefits they offer will be on the stand along with downloadable information.

Supported by The Department for Transport, there are 21 Driving Mobility centres with over 70 outreach facilities across the UK. These centres include independent charities and NHS centres which offer professional information and assessment so disabled and elderly people can gain or retain independence.

The range of services Driving Mobility offers includes fitness-to-drive assessments following injury or diagnosis, through to mobility equipment recommendations and accessible transport advice.

The charity’s website, which was recently relaunched, provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of adapted driving, accessible travel and personal mobility. 

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