A new event is set to launch which will bring back a popular feature from the national Mobility Roadshow, which was held annually from 1983 until it closed in 2017.
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.
QEF Mobility Services will host the first in a series of 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
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.
Features of the event will include displays from a range of assistive product specialists who supply WAVs, mobility scooters, wheelchairs and more; the latest range of adapted driving controls and assistive technology; informative presentations regarding accessible motoring and more.
Exhibitors at Get Going Live! will include the likes of AAT GB, Brig-Ayd Controls, Gerald Simonds Healthcare Ltd, John Preston Healthcare Group, Motion Healthcare, TGA Living and Sutton Shopmobility.
Marion D’Moirah, from QEF, said: “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.”
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 OTs as well as Approved Driving Instructors.