Members from Driving Mobility at Kidz up North 2019.
Members from Driving Mobility at Kidz up North 2019.

Supported by The Department for Transport, Driving Mobility, the charity that coordinates a national network of driving assessment centres, will be presenting its range of mobility services on stand V34 at Kidz-to-Adultz-North exhibition.

Organised by the charity Disabled Living, Kidz-to-Adultz-North is a free-to-attend exhibition taking place at The Exhibition Centre in Liverpool on 17th November 2021 and provides a showcase for all the latest products and services to assist children and young adults with disabilities.

Part of the diverse range of stands on show, the Driving Mobility team will be advising how individuals can gain or maintain independence whilst working closely with occupational therapists. The team will also be highlighting why assessments by qualified Driving Mobility clinicians is vital.

Driving Mobility accredits over 20 main centres across the UK, many with outreach facilities, which provide professional support and driving assessments for young disabled people who wish to learn or retain the ability to drive.

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Individuals aged 16+ with a qualifying disability can self-refer or seek recommendation to Driving Mobility services via the DVLA, Motability and the NHS.

Once a provisional licence application is complete, occupational therapists and ADIs (Approved Driving Instructors) from Driving Mobility can assess, review and signpost young drivers to the most appropriate adapted vehicle. These services will be explained at Kidz-up-North by representatives from two Driving Mobility centres – namely the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre based in Leeds and RDAC Manchester.

Steve Perry, Driving Mobility Trustee, said: “We look forward to another busy Kidz event and being able to help visitors once again on a face-to-face basis.

“Our team will be able to answer all questions relating to assisted driving and explain how our occupational therapists work effectively with their peers in the community.

“Driving Mobility is 100 per cent committed to positive outcomes for all so even if driving a vehicle is not an option, our centres can recommend a range of alternative solutions from powered wheelchairs to accessible public transport.”

As a registered charity, Driving Mobility accredits a network of over 20 driving assessment centres covering the whole of the UK.

Many with outreach facilities, these centres include independent charities and NHS centres which offer professional information and assessment so disabled and elderly people can gain or retain independence.

Its recently relaunched website provides comprehensive guidance on all aspects of adapted driving, accessible travel and personal mobility. 

The charity recently launched the Powered Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter (PWMS) Driving Safety Assessment training scheme to increase training to mobility retailers and distributors.

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