How to make a referral
A wide range of services is available at specialist centres supporting clients of all ages with disabilities (please see below). To discuss a client’s needs and for information on how to make a referral, please contact your client’s nearest centre by entering your client’s postcode at Find a centre.
In-car positioning, harnesses and restraint
Bugzi loan service at some centres (indoor electric wheelchair for younger children)
Electric wheelchair and scooter training and assessment
Driver/passenger access and seating assessment
Wheelchair and scooter loading
Wheelchair adapted vehicles
Driving adaptations including driving from an electric wheelchair
Car driving assessments including potential to learn to drive (including theory support at some centres), driving tuition and older adult improvement
Driving tuition to improve performance and/or increase confidence
Group 2 vehicle assessments (LGV & PSV) and HGV
Postural seating solutions for air travel including loan service advice and information
The assessment process
Each assessment is tailored specifically to the needs of the client and conducted by Occupational Therapists and/or Approved Driving Instructors. The assessment process may include cognitive assessments and on/off-road driving. Further recommendations may be made, particularly if a client has the potential to improve (for example, with refresher lessons or was referred to early during their rehabilitation process) or has a deteriorating condition which will require monitoring to ensure they remain safe to drive.