Driving - other resources

Here you will find a list of other useful organisations that may be able to provide you with further information about driving and dementia.

Useful organisations

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Drivers' medical enquiries
DVLA
Swansea SA99 1TU

T 0300 790 6806 (8am-5.30pm weekdays, 8am-1pm Saturdays)
W www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla

The government agency responsible for maintaining the database of drivers in Great Britain, and a database of vehicles in the UK.

Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA)

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

T 0300 200 7861    (9.00am-5.00pm weekdays)
E [email protected]
W http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/information-and-services/motoring.htm

The DVA is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland.

Forum of mobility centres

The directory of mobility centres in the UK.
W www.mobility-centres.org.uk/find_a_centre

Belfast

Disability Action
Portside Business Park
189 Airport Road
Belfast BT3 9ED

T 02890 297880
E [email protected]
W www.disabilityaction.org

Birmingham (incorporating satellite centres at Cannock, Staffordshire and Northampton, and Worcester and Leamington Spa)

Regional Driving Assessment Centre
Unit 11, Network Park
Duddeston Mill Road
Birmingham B8 1AU

T 0845 337 1540
E [email protected]
W 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

T 01745 584858
E [email protected]
W www.wmdas.co.uk

Bristol (incorporating a satellite centre at Sparkford, Somerset)

Mobility Service at Living (dlc)
The Vassall Centre
Gill Avenue
Fishponds
Bristol BS16 2QQ

T 0117 965 9353
E [email protected]
W 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

T 02920 555130
E [email protected]
W www.wmdas.co.uk

Carshalton

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

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

Derby

DrivAbility (Derby Regional Mobility Centre)
Kingsway Hospital
Kingsway
Derby DE22 3LZ

T 01332 371929
E [email protected]
W www.derbydrivability.com

Hull

c/o Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Birmingham

Leeds (incorporating a satellite centre at York)

William Merritt Disabled Living Centre & Mobility Service
St Mary's Hospital
Green Hill Road
Armley
Leeds LS12 3QE

T 0113 350 8989
E [email protected]
W www.wmdlc.org

Maidstone (incorporating satellite centres at Herne Bay, Kent and Hailsham, East Sussex)

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

T 0300 0134 886
E [email protected]
W www.kentcht.nhs.uk/our-services/south-east-driveability-west-kent/

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

T 0191 287 5090
E [email protected]
W www.ntw.nhs.uk

Oxford

c/o Regional Driving Assessment Centre, Birmingham

Southampton (incorporating satellite centres at Salisbury, Wilts and Basingstoke)

Wessex DriveAbility
Leornain House
Kent Road
Portswood
Southampton SO17 2LJ

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

St Helens

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

T 01942 483713
E [email protected]

Thetford (incorporating satellite centres at Colchester, Essex & Spalding, Lincs)

East Anglian DriveAbility
2 Napier Place
Thetford
Norfolk IP24 3RL

T 01842 753029
E [email protected]
W 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

T 01872 254920
E [email protected]
W www.cornwallmobility.co.uk

Welwyn Garden City (incorporating a satellite centre at Luton and Dunstable)

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

T 01707 324581
E [email protected]
W www.hadnet.org.uk

More information

Last reviewed: March 2016

Next review due: March 2019

Reviewed by: Dr Andrew White, Medical Adviser, Drivers Medical Group, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, Swansea and Philip North, Occupational Therapist/Driver Assessor, William Merritt DLC & Mobility Service, St Mary's Hospital, Leeds

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

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