North East Drive Mobility
Driving and Passenger Assessment Service
Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuro-psychiatry
Tel: 0191 287 5090
Fax: 0191 287 5224
North East Drive Mobility offer services to help people retain or regain independence as drivers and passengers. They provide an independent assessment and advice to people with a medical condition. The service is based at Walkergate Park and costs £40 for an assessment unless you are referred through the DVLA.
The DVLA must be notified if a medical condition or a disability is diagnosed. Medical conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, mental health problems, physical and visual impairments and neurological conditions such as Huntington's, Parkinson's, MND and Multiple Sclerosis should be reported to DVLA.
If someone has Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, or Huntington's there is a questionnaire CN1 to fill in. In someone has Parkinson's there is a form PK1 to fill in.
These forms allow a medical advisor to contact a GP and assess their capacity to drive. All forms are available from a GP surgery or on-line.
The Blue Badge scheme allows drivers or passenger with severe mobility problems to park close to where they need to go.
The Blue Badge Scheme is run by your local council - contact the Transport department first for more information or advice on the cost, where you can use your badge, how to display it and how to use it abroad contact or visit:
If you are entitled to receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, you can sign up to the Motability scheme. Through Motability, a three-year lease is possible for a new car by transfering the mobility component of DLA to pay for the lease. The scheme is very easy to access.
T: 0845 456 4566
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