Driving and dementia – other resources

Here you will find a list of other useful organisations that may offer more information about driving and dementia.

Useful organisations

Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA)

Driver Licensing Enquiries
County Hall
Castlerock Road
Waterside
Coleraine BT51 3TB

0300 200 7861 (9am–5pm Monday–Friday)
[email protected]
www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/information-and-services/motoring.htm

DVA manages the licensing and testing of vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Drivers’ medical enquiries
DVLA
Swansea SA99 1TU
0300 790 6806 (8am–5.30pm Monday–Friday, 8am–1pm Saturday)
www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla

DVLA is the government agency that looks after the database of drivers in Great Britain, and a database of vehicles in the UK. Their medical questionnaire ‘Form CG1’ is on their website.

Driving Mobility centres

A network of driving assessment centres across the UK.

Enter your postcode to find a centre near you at: www.mobility-centres.org.uk/find_a_centre

Belfast (including satellite centres at Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Coleraine, Downpatrick, Dungannon, Enniskillen, Londonderry, Newry and Omagh)

The Northern Ireland Mobility Centre (NIMC)
Disability Action
Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road
Belfast BT3 9ED

028 9029 7877
[email protected]
www.disabilityaction.org

Birmingham (including satellite centres at Accrington, Aylesbury, Cannock, Hull, Leamington Spa, Leicester, Manchester, Northampton, Oxford, Scunthorpe, Staffordshire, Shrewsbury, Willenhall and Worcester)

Regional Driving Assessment Centre
Patricks Farm
Meriden Road
Hampton in Arden B92 0LT

0300 300 2240
[email protected]
www.rdac.org.uk

Bodelwyddan (incorporating a satellite centre at Newtown, Powys

North Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
Disability Resources Centre
Glan Clwyd Hospital
Bodelwyddan
Denbighshire LL18 5UJ

01745 584858
[email protected]
www.wmdas.co.uk

Bristol (incorporating satellite centres at Weymouth and Yeovil)

Driving and Mobility Centre (West of England) CIC
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol BS16 2QQ
(or BS16 2NB if using sat nav)

0117 965 9353
[email protected]
www.drivingandmobility.org

Cardiff (incorporating a satellite centre at Pembroke Dock)

South Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service
Rookwood Hospital
Fairwater Road
Llandaff
Cardiff CF5 2YN

029 20 55 5130
[email protected]
www.wmdas.co.uk

Carshalton (including satellite centres at Leatherhead and Worthing

QEF Mobility Services
1 Metcalfe Avenue
Carshalton
Surrey SM5 4AW
(or SM5 4NR if using sat nav)

020 8770 1151
[email protected]
www.qef.org.uk

Chester

Chester DriveAbility
Off Mannings Lane (North)
Chester CH2 1PR
(or CH2 4EU if using sat nav)
All post should be sent c/o Bodelwyddan

01745 584858
[email protected]
www.wmdas.co.uk

Derby (including satellite centres at Newark and Stoke-on-Trent)

Derby DrivAbility
Kingsway
Derby DE22 3LZ
01332 371929

[email protected] nhs.net
www.uhdb.nhs.uk/service-drivability

Hull

c/o Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Birmingham

Leeds (incorporating a satellite centre at York

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre
Aire House
100 Town Road
Rodley
Leeds LS13 1HP

0113 350 8989
[email protected]
www.wmdlc.org

Maidstone (including satellite centres at Canterbury, Greenhithe-Swanscombe, Uckfield and Westham)

South East DriveAbility
The First Floor
Aylesford Logistics Centre
Bellingham Way
Aylesford
Kent ME20 6XS

0300 0134 886
[email protected]
www.kentcht.nhs.uk/service/southeast-driveability

Manchester

c/o Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Birmingham

Newcastle upon Tyne (incorporating a satellite centre at Penrith, Cumbria)

North East Drive Mobility
Walkergate Park Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuro-psychiatry
Benfield Road
Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4QD

0191 287 5090
[email protected]
www.cntw.nhs.uk/services/north-east-drive-mobility-independent-assessment-advice-service-walkergate-park

Oxford

c/o Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Birmingham

Sheffield

William Merritt Centre Sheffield
SOAR Works Enterprise Centre
14 Knutton Road
Parsons Cross
Sheffield S5 9NU

0114 303 9030
[email protected]
www.wmdlc.org

Southampton (including satellite centres at Basingstoke, Ferndown, Newport (Isle of Wight) and Salisbury)

Wessex DriveAbility
Leornain House
Kent Road
Portswood
Southampton SO17 2LJ

023 8055 4100
[email protected]
www.wessexdriveability.org.uk

St Helens (including satellite centres at Leyland, North Liverpool)

The North West Driving Assessment Service (formerly Wrightington Mobility Centre)
Fleet House
Pye Close
Haydock
St Helens
Lancs WA11 9SJ

01942 483713
[email protected]
www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/northwestwide/northwestdrivingassessmentservice/

Thetford (including satellite centres at Campsea Ashe, Chelmsford, Colchester, King’s Lynn – South Wootton, Lowestoft, MS Therapy Centre Norwich, Peterborough and Spalding

East Anglian DriveAbility
2 Napier Place
Thetford
Norfolk IP24 3RL

01842 753029
[email protected]
www.eastangliandriveability.org.uk

Truro (incorporating satellite centres at Exeter, Plymouth and Holsworthy, Devon

Cornwall Mobility
North Buildings
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Truro
Cornwall TR1 3LJ

01872 254920
[email protected]
www.cornwallmobility.co.uk/how-we-help/our-assessment-services/

Welwyn Garden City (including satellite centres at Dunstable, Harlow and South Oxhey)

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

01707 384263
[email protected]
www.hertsability.org.uk/driving-centre

Review details

Last reviewed: August 2020

Next review due: August 2023

Reviewed by: Dr Paul Donaghy, Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry, Gateshead Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Intermediate Clinical Fellow, Newcastle University

This factsheet has also been reviewed by people affected by dementia.

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