Following a successful ‘HUBs Mobility Service’ pilot programme, Driving Mobility, the national charity that coordinates driving and mobility assessment centres, will be attending Kidz South to showcase its recently launched accessible travel information service for non-drivers with disabilities.
Kidz to Adultz South, Tuesday 17th May 2022, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre, Farnborough. GU14 6FD. Free entry and parking. Stand P2.
Driving Mobility is supported by the Department for Transport and provides a range of services including ‘fitness to drive’ assessments from its nationwide centres. Led by Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors, these services strive to facilitate personal mobility and driving independence for clients, of all ages, mostly signposted from the DVLA, Motability, Police and the NHS. If driving a vehicle is not an option, then its new ‘HUBs Mobility Service’ now provides information and advice on all aspects of accessible transport from buses, trains and planes through to inclusive recreational destinations and lifestyle choices.
In April, the UK Government announced a £2.5 million package to support disabled people so they can travel more easily and with confidence. £1.5 million has been allocated to Driving Mobility so it can expand its transport advice and signposting service as Edward Trewhella, CEO, Driving Mobility, explains: “We are delighted with the new funding which will ensure our HUBs service can now evolve to the next level. Our team has proven with the latest accurate information and expert knowledge, that we can successfully guide individuals to safe and appropriate transport options, without needing a car. The UK Government recognises that inclusion, equality and accessibility are vital to strengthening everyone’s well-being as we exit the pandemic – our centres are proud to underpin this commitment.”
Driving Mobility services are available to all younger and older individuals seeking personal independence and mobility. On stand P2, representatives from the charity will be on hand to explain in more detail how HUBs can help disabled children, young adults, and families, who do not have access to a car, find easier travel options in the community and beyond.
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