Driving Mobility

Driving Mobility, the charity that accredits a network of driving assessment centres, has relaunched its website to provide comprehensive guidance on all aspects of adapted driving, accessible travel and personal mobility.

As ‘the national voice of assisted driving and independence’ Driving Mobility hope that its improved website now reflects this position of authority.

The charity boasts the UK’s largest knowledge base in terms of accessible driving, and its team of occupational therapists, approved driving instructors, management staff and trustees bring together vast experience in assisted driving and accessible travel.

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Edward Trewhella, CEO of Driving Mobility explains: “When you or a client experiences a change in mobility, there is always a need for qualified advice so informed decisions can be made to remain independent.

“There is a raft of information on the internet however identifying solutions to individual needs can be impossible. This is why our new website has been significantly strengthened and redesigned with extra content – to facilitate easier access to many answers regarding driving with a disability.

“Add to this, solutions for living without a car, condition specific suggestions and HUBs information, the new Driving Mobility website represents an invaluable tool for all consumers and professionals seeking qualified guidance on personal independence.”

Development of the enhanced Driving Mobility website has involved input from a large number of staff each with unsurpassed knowledge in their field, Edward states. This team  included respected individuals, such as trustee and international transport specialist Ann Frye OBE, he said.

“Her knowledge has complemented clinical content from leading OTs within the organisation and frontline feedback from centre managers.

“Managers have also assisted with collating an impressive range of client stories which highlight how services make a difference on a personalised level. This material is available through large clickable tiles for easy access and is summarised in the charity’s recently published professional video.

“This video has already achieved over 30,000 targeted views in just over three months with high performance recognition from YouTube.”

Edward concludes: “With the need for safe, accessible and independent travel heightened by Covid-19, demand for Driving Mobility services will be higher than ever as lockdown restrictions are eased. We now have a robust, future-proofed website capable of delivering the support required.”

Supported by the Department for Transport, Driving Mobility is the umbrella organisation that coordinates 20 independent driving assessment centres across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

With over 70 outreach facilities, centres are individually managed by separate charities and NHS departments – all providing clinical ‘fitness-to-drive’ assessments commonly for people who have experienced a life changing diagnosis. Client can also benefit from a range of other services and either self-refer or are signposted from the DVLA, Motabilty, Police and NHS.

In addition to clinical recommendations regarding driving with a disability, professional advice is available on wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs), mobility equipment, using public transport and accessible lifestyles.

Healthcare professionals are also supported with CPD training and events, and the charity offers educational and research programmes associated with mobility and independent transportation.

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