Useful contacts: DEF
The Dementia Network provides practical advice to enable you, and those around you, to live well with dementia. There is a directory of dementia-friendly events, activities and services through My Dementia Network whilst The Dementia Forum provides a friendly community of support.
Dementia UK is the only national charity caring for the entire family of someone with dementia, through specialist dementia Admiral Nurses. The Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline is for anyone with a question or concern about dementia. Freephone 0800 8886678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Department for Transport (DfT)
The Department for Transport work with agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country. It plans and invests in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.
Different Strokes help younger stroke survivors and their families to reclaim their lives through active peer support. The charity is run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors, providing help, services, support and information around stroke in young people.
Disability Driving Instructors
The Association of Disability Driving Instructors helps people with physical disabilities, special educational needs and those with hearing difficulties obtain advice about driving. Set up in partnership with Driving Mobility, it provides information about learning to drive, returning to driving after an accident or illness and how to keep driving safely. It also provides an […]
Disabled Motoring UK
Disabled Motoring UK is the charity which supports disabled drivers, passengers and Blue Badge holders. We work with government and business across the UK in order to improve parking, refuelling and access provision for disabled people, so that they access the goods and services that they need. DMUK also runs the Disabled Parking Accreditation which […]
Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) Northern Ireland
DVA is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland. Motoring and transport information including driving and disability, medical conditions and applying for a provisional driving license can be found on their website.
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
The DVLA maintains registers of vehicles and drivers in Great Britain. Information regarding driving with a medical condition, Blue Badges and public transport if you’re disabled, plus rules relating to mobility scooter and powered wheelchairs can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/browse/driving/disability-health-condition You must tell the DVLA about a health or medical condition that could affect your […]
Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
The DVSA carry out driving tests, approve people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls. DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
Elap specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of mobility products, including various aids and solutions for independent drivers. They are the sole distributer for Braunability and Kivi products within the UK. Elap can undertake bespoke projects where your needs are very specific and perhaps there is not an off-the-shelf product available. Elap are happy to […]