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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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Driving Information

Provides support and a tailor made tuition package to all people with disabilities and older people, who are wanting to learn to drive, or who need refreshers. Publishes a series of publications around driving and how to succeed behind the wheel. Part of the AA group.

Address:

  • 5 Cleveland Street
  • Doncaster
  • DN1 3EH

Independent living centre with equipment to view and try out. Open Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4.30pm, Sat 10am-2pm.

Address:

  • Hertfordshire Action on Disability
  • The Woodside Centre
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • AL7 4DD

Mobilise is a self help organisation formed by the merger of the Disabled Drivers Motor Club and the Disabled Drivers Association. Runs an information service for both members and groups and a confidential telephone and mail answering service. Matters typically referred include DLA (mobility component) and Motability matters, driving licences, insurance availability, driving assessment, vehicle and adaptation choices. Publishes a monthly magazine and supplied other publications through an Online Shop.

Address:

  • National Headquarters
  • Ashwellthorpe
  • Norwich
  • NR16 1EX

Advises the UK Government on access for disabled people to transport and the built environment. Organisation no longer operational, website maintained for historical purposes.

Address:

Centre for issuing driving licences. Those who hold a driving licence are legally required to notify the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Drivers Medical Group as soon as they become aware that they have any disability which is likely to last more than three months, and which is, or which may become, likely to affect their ability to drive. It does not necessarily mean the licence will be withdrawn, but simply that the agency can review the situation. Failure to inform the agency could affect the insurance policy of the driver and is an offence.

Address:

  • Longview Road
  • Morriston
  • Swansea
  • SA99 1TU

Helps disabled people experience the fulfilment and control of driving a motor vehicle. All vehicles are dual control, though the co driver is usually there to encourage, as a tutor and as a navigator. There is an activity centre with tactile sculptures and dismantled car engines for people with visual impairments. Centre is fully accessible.

Address:

  • 19 Beech Drive
  • Brackley
  • NN13 6JG

Network of 16 independent organisations which offer professional information, advice and assessment to people who need to gain or retain independence through mobility.

Address:

  • 2 Princes Street
  • Truro
  • TR1 2ES

Registered charity offering assessment and advice to older and disabled people who wish to drive or be a passenger, or use a pavement vehicle. Assessment by OT and Driving Instructor followed by a written report. A subsidised fee is charged and a free information service is also available. The centre is a member of the UK Forum of Mobility Centres and is Motability accredited. Open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and Wednesday and Friday by special appointment.

Address:

  • Kilverstone Mobility Assessment Centre
  • 2 Napier Place
  • Thetford
  • IP24 3RL

Specialist advice on adapted vehicles, powered mobility equipment, driving lessons. Accredited mobility and assessment centre. Member of Forum of Mobility Centres.

Address:

  • Portside Business Park
  • 189 Airport Road West
  • Belfast
  • BT3 9ED

Specialist advice on adapted vehicles, powered mobility equipment, driving lessons. Specialist driving tuition available. Advice on car adaptations, positioning of controls, vehicle insurance, and assessments for both drivers and passengers. Motability accredited. Member of Forum of Mobility Centres.

Address:

  • St Mary's Hospital
  • Green Hill Road
  • Armley
  • LS12 3QE

Specialist advice on adapted vehicles, powered mobility equipment, driving lessons. Adapted cars available for test drives, driving lessons available in adapted cars also. Member of the Forum of Mobility Centres. open 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

Address:

  • Cornwall Mobility Centre
  • North Buildings
  • Truro, Cornwall
  • TR1 3LQ

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. The scheme is available to those who receive the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment or the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Armed Forces Independence Payment, or those in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of DLA and WPMS.

Address:

  • Warwick House
  • Roydon Road
  • Harlow
  • CM19 5PX

Range of services including assessments in Hertfordshire or at peoples homes for vehicle controls and adaptations.

Address:

  • Unit 5
  • Eastman Way
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • HP2 7HF

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