The Big Event – NEC, Birmingham (Hall 17)
Driving Mobility will be at The Big Event at the NEC, Birmingham (28/29 June) which offers you the chance to see the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people.
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 2019 – 9am to 4pm
The Big Event is returning to the NEC, Birmingham for its second year. Come along to Motability’s flagship event to see the UK’s largest display of vehicles for disabled people and discover everything you need to know about worry-free motoring with the Motability Scheme. It’s free to attend, with free parking and everyone’s welcome!
The event will showcase:
- Over 100 cars from 27 different manufacturers
- Over 45 adapted cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAV)
- Over 50 scooters and powered wheelchairs
- Specialist advice from our Scheme partners
At The Big Event specialist advice will be available from:
- Motability Scheme advisors
- Adaptation and WAV specialists
- Disabled Motoring UK
- Driving Mobility
- Kwikfit, RAC and RSA Motability
QEF Carshalton: Get Going Live! returns to help young disabled drivers get behind the wheel
Get Going Live! is back on 5th October 2018 and offers a unique experience to young and recently disabled individuals seeking driving independence.
The Carshalton based Driving Assessment Centre, managed by the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People, will be hosting a relaunched Get Going Live! event so that young and recently disabled people can experience assistive driving.
Friday 5th October. 9:30am – 4pm. Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF),1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton. SM5 4NR. Free admission and accessible parking.
QEF Mobility Services is one of sixteen independent organisations, many with satellite centres, which offer professional information, advice and driving assessments for people seeking assistance with mobility. Overseen by the charity Driving Mobility, all centres are staffed by Occupational Therapists as well as Approved Driving Instructors so that safety for drivers with injuries, disabilities or restricted mobility is maximised. As well as conducting assessments on behalf of the DVLA, Motability and healthcare professionals, Driving Mobility accepts self-referrals.
Get Going Live! – Try Adapted Driving And Explore Options For Accessible Motoring
QEF Mobility Services is delighted to be hosting the first in a series of free-to-attend Get Going Live! which will be officially opened by Mayor, Councillor Steve Cook and Mayoress Pauline Cook of the London Borough of Sutton.
The Get Going Live! events which focus on younger people with disabilities, novice drivers and individuals that have become recently disabled. Get Going Live! was originally a popular feature of the national Mobility Roadshow which was held annually from 1983 up until 2017. Attendees to this relaunched exhibition will be able to safely test drive a range of accessible and adapted vehicles around a dedicated test track with qualified specialist instructors. The event will provide the opportunity for visitors and their families, including teenagers from the age of 15, to try adapted driving for the first time and explore options for accessible motoring.
What’s On at Get Going Live!
Features of the event will include:
- Free test drives and driving assessments (pre-booking required) please call 0208 770 1151 to book
- Displays from a range of assistive product specialists who supply WAVs (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles), mobility scooters, wheelchairs and more
- The latest range of adapted driving controls and assistive technology
- Informative presentations regarding accessible motoring
- Refreshments and ample level parking
- Accessible aviation travel training
Marion D’Moirah from QEF comments: “We are delighted to be hosting the relaunched Get Going Live! event. Based on its popular heritage, we believe it will be well attended and deliver a unique experience to young and recently disabled individuals seeking driving independence. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to offer the latest guidance regarding assisted driving and to provide instruction around our test drive track. We will have around 30 vehicles available for test drives and overall the atmosphere of the day promises to be fun and fully rewarding.”
Exhibitors at Get Going Live!
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AAT GB Ltd
Powered solutions to manage people up to 160kg with reduced mobility on stairways. Adult and peadiatric Vacuum Posture Cushions. Bathing solutions. Sleep systems including pressure relief and thermorgulation.Sensory solutions.
Adapted Vehicle Hire
Suppliers of an extensive range of adapted cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles for either long term or short term hire.
Barbara Bus Fund
Belmont Garage Ltd
Brig Ayd Controls Ltd
DS & P Mobility
Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd
GM Coachworks Ltd
John Preston Healthcare Group
Kent Mobility Ltd
National Tremor Foundation
The OHMI Trust
Shine Spina Bifida charity
Sutton Shopmobility R & R
Steering Developments Ltd
Have a range of mobility & healthcare products; ranging from scooters & powerchairs to smaller daily living aids such as walking sticks, special cutlery, rollators, bath mats, pressure cushions, wheelchair bags and perching stools.
EXHIBITOR NEWS: TGA Living to showcase pioneering mobility products including WHILL Model C powerchair at Get Going Live!
Surrey based TGA Living, will be showcasing a selection of its quality mobility products at the Get Going Live! event being held by QEF Mobility Services at the Carshalton based Driving Assessment Centre.
Friday 5th October. 9:30am – 4pm. Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), 1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton. SM5 4NR. Free admission and accessible parking.
TGA Living is a ‘next generation’ independent living showroom located near Farnham. Part of TGA Mobility, TGA Living provides a comprehensive range of quality assistive products including mobility scooters, wheelchairs, adjustable chairs, stairlifts and aids for daily living. Friendly TGA representatives will be demonstrating a selection of these at Get Going Live! – an accessible vehicle test-drive event for young and recently disabled people seeking driving and independent mobility.
TGA Living will be demonstrating a range of products including:
- New TGA WHILL Model C Powerchair – the pioneering, technologically advanced solution with stunning styling and transportable abilities
- TGA Minimo mobility scooter – the best-selling car boot scooter that folds in seconds
- TGA wheelchair powerpacks – the proven range for powered assistance of attendant controlled wheelchairs
- A selection of aids for independent living including walkers and shower stools.
QEF Mobility Services is one of 20 independent organisations which offer professional information, advice and driving assessments for people seeking assistance with mobility. Overseen by the charity Driving Mobility, all centres are staffed by Occupational Therapists as well as Approved Driving Instructors so that safety for drivers with injuries, disabilities or restricted mobility is maximised. As well as conducting assessments on behalf of the DVLA, Motability and healthcare professionals, Driving Mobility accepts self-referrals.
QEF Mobility Services is delighted to be hosting the first in a series of free-to-attend regional Get Going Live! exhibitions. Get Going Live! was originally a popular feature of the national Mobility Roadshow which ran for over 30 years until 2017. Attendees to this relaunched exhibition will be able to safely test drive a range of accessible and adapted vehicles around a dedicated test track with qualified specialist instructors. The event will provide the opportunity for visitors and their families, including teenagers from the age of 15, to try adapted driving for the first time and explore options for accessible motoring. They will also be able to see a selection of equipment innovations from leading product specialists such as TGA Living.
Roseanne Finch, TGA Living Manager said: “We are looking forward to exhibiting at Get Going Live!, it was always such a popular feature of the national Mobility Roadshow. It provides the unique opportunity to test drives WAVs and see the latest assistive innovations, such as our award-winning products. I’m sure our new WHILL Model C powerchair will be a real show-stopper. We believe exhibiting at regional events such as this are so important for TGA Living as it provides us with the opportunity to meet people face-to-face and discuss individual mobility needs. We focus on this approach every day at TGA Living so independence and peace of mind are maximised through correct product provision.”
TFL Travel Mentors
In partnership with Quickie and will be showcasing the new Q500 and Q700 range of powerchairs. There will be the opportunity to test drive and talk to the Quickie professionals about the revolutionary new chairs.
EXHIBITOR NEWS: Wheelfreedom Launch Q-Series Powerchair with Free Lift & Tilt Upgrade at Get Going Live!
Wheelfreedom are attending the relaunched Get Going Live! event at the QEF Mobility Services centre in Carshalton on 5th October, demonstrating the new Quickie Q-series powerchairs and allowing people the chance to try them out.
Get Going Live: Friday 5th October, 9.30 am – 4 pm, with an official opening by Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Steve Cook at 10 am. Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), 1 Metcalfe Avenue, Carshalton, SM5 4NR. Free admission and accessible parking available.
Alongside Sunrise Medical, Wheelfreedom have an exclusive offer for attendees at the event, who can claim a free upgrade to powered Lift & Tilt (worth up to £1,750) on any Q500 or Q700 wheelchair purchased following the event.
The hosts, Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation Mobility Services are an independent organisation, overseen by the charity Driving Mobility, which offers professional information, advice and driving assessments for people seeking assistance with mobility.
Replacing a popular feature from the now defunct Mobility Roadshow, the Get Going Live! event is aimed at younger people with disabilities, novice drivers, and newly disabled people, to help with assisted driving. There will be the opportunity to safely test drive a range of accessible and adapted vehicles around a test track with a qualified specialist instructor.
Alongside this, a selection of assistive product specialists have been invited to attend, including Wheelfreedom, who are attending alongside Quickie Wheelchairs to demonstrate the revolutionary new Q-Series powerchairs that have just been launched.
Attendees will have the chance to try out the new Q100, Q500 and Q700 models, including the flagship standing Q700-Up M, and can arrange a specialist home demonstration. In partnership with Sunrise Medical, Wheelfreedom are offering a free upgrade to a Lift & Tilt module for attendees purchasing any Q500 or Q700 powerchair from them.
All of the Q500 and Q700 powerchairs come pre-prepared for Dahl docking stations, a TÜV certified system allowing people to easily dock in and drive their car from their wheelchair.
Wheelfreedom Managing Director Giles Donald commented: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Sunrise Medical to attend the Get Going Live! event this year. We have had excellent feedback on the Quickie Q-series range since it was launched in August, and believe the ground-breaking technology and choice of mid, rear and front-wheel drive bases makes them the ideal powerchair to suit different WAV configurations. We are looking forward to giving attendees the chance to put these chairs through their paces, and we’re sure they will be as excited about the Q-series powerchairs as we are.”
For further information on the special offer, please visit www.wheelfreedom.com or call 0800 025 8005 to speak to a Wheelfreedom product specialist.
Wilsons Automobiles & Coachworks
Adult Social Care Information & Engagement
Motor Neurone Disease Association
QEF Independent Living Services
QEF Neuro Rehabilitation Services
Offer neurorehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation and transition support for individuals with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) from all over the UK.
Sutton Community Transport
Triangle Community Services
Get Going Live! Talk schedule: In the Board Room
|9.30||Sarah Vines – Introduction to day|
|10:00||Mayor of Sutton – Opening|
|10:15||Paul Kane from DVSA – Disability Driving Tests|
|11:00||Brian Gordon from Transport for London|
|11:45||Chris Kingsley Introduction to teaching people with disabilities to drive|
|13:30||George Allen Young Drivers|
|14.30||Graham Race from Accessible Aviation & Tryb4uFly making it easier for disabled people to fly|
Talk schedule: In the Aircraft Fuselage
|11:00||Guide to Flying & Tryb4uFly|
|13.00||Guide to Flying & Tryb4uFly|