Introduction

Introduction

Organisation Name
Driving and Mobility Centre, West of England
Description

This organisation offers assessments and information to help disabled or older people safely maintain their mobility and independence. The following services are available, conducted by highly trained Driving Advisers and Occupational Therapists:

INDIVIDUAL DRIVING AND ADAPTATION ASSESSMENTS
The aim of these assessments is to keep people independently mobile and help them achieve safe driving. There is a selection of adapted cars at the centre, including a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV).

PASSENGER ASSESSMENTS
These assessments provide training and advice on getting in and out of a car more comfortably, and also for loading and stowing of mobility equipment including the use of an EQUIPMENT HOIST.

SCOOTER ASSESSMENTS
Through professional review of personal requirements these free assessments provide the information you need in order to decide on a genuinely appropriate scooter.

INFORMATION
Free advice and information is available on a wide range of driving and mobility issues.

DO PLEASE CALL US to find out more and how to make an appointment. Every effort is made to answer telephone calls personally, but at times this is not always possible and a message left on the answer phone will be dealt with as soon as possible.

You can also visit our web site, shown above.

Organisation Type
Other
Other organisation type
Not for profit organisation
Alternative names
Mobility Services
This organisation provides support around
Living, Learning, Working Getting Around
This organisation provides support for
Disabled People Older People Wheelchair Users Carers Professionals / Practitioners
Regions
South Gloucestershire Bristol Bath and North East Somerset North Somerset Somerset
Is there a cost for these services?
Contact for details
Cost information

£85 for driving assessments unless funded by DVLA; the cost of other assessments varies.

How can people access this service?
Telephone
Business Hours
MondayFrom 09:30To 16:30
TuesdayFrom 09:30To 16:30
WednesdayFrom 09:30To 16:30
ThursdayFrom 09:30To 16:30
FridayFrom 09:30To 16:30
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED
Out of hours answer machine

Primary Organisation Details

Primary Address Details

Address 1
The Vassall Centre
Address 2
Gill Avenue
Address 3
Fishponds
Town
BRISTOL
Postcode
BS16 2QQ

Organisation Contact Methods

Telephone

Services

Helpline Details

Will calls I make to this helpline show on my bill?
N/A

Limitations and Associations

Associations / Qualifications / Awards

Accredited by the Forum of Mobility Centres;
ISO 9001 quality standard

Accessibility

General Accessibility

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Access Questions

Are there bus stops nearby?
Approx. distance?
20 metres
Bus numbers?
5
Is there a car park nearby?
Approx. distance?
20 metres
Is there parking for disabled drivers on site or outside the building?
If so, how many spaces?
20
Disabled parking telephone
Is there on-street parking in close proximity to the premises?
Approx. distance?

External Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic external doors?
Are external doors 900mm or more wide with flat thresholds?
Are external doors non sprung?
On external doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Is there a ramp?

Internal Access

Do the premises feature non-revolving automatic internal doors?
On internal doors are the handles a contrasting colour and tone to the door?
Is there a ramp?
Are there visual alarm systems at the premises?
Is there an induction loop / induction coupling at the premises?
Do visitors have access to a telephone?
If so, does it have wheelchair access?
Can people with an assistance dog access the service accompanied by their dog?
Is there provision for assistance dogs? (Water bowl and toilet area)

Water and dog toilet.

Does the toilet have a minimum size of 2200mm × 1500mm
Does the toilet have a minimum door size of 1000mm
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x horizontal?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 2x vertical?
Does the toilet have grab rails - 1x drop-down?
Is the height of the reception desk at the premises between 750mm and 850mm?

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