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Regional Driving Assessment Centre

Location and Contact details

Unit 11. Network Park, Duddeston Mill Road
West Midlands
B8 1AU

Telephone: 8453371540

Email: or

Type of organisation

  • Voluntary Sector Service

Descripton of organisation

  • Community Based Service

miles (straight line)
miles (approximate road distance)

Entry last updated

Nov 3, 2012

Further Details

We assist disabled people of all ages and the elderly maintain their independent mobility safely and to help those travelling as passengers in vehicles and their carers£. The RDAC specialises in providing assessments for people who have a medical condition or disability, be it a physical or cognitive in nature.

The Regional Driving Assessment centre pride ourselves in the successful running of Birmingham, Oxford, Cannock, Hull & Northampton assessment centres with highly professional trained staff.

As an accredited member of the Forum of Mobility Centres we are the only organisation from whom:

£ The DVLA will refer to for driving assessments in the private sector
£ Motability will refer to for assessments of their customers as drivers or passengers
The Centre has a team of dedicated Driving Advisors (specialist driving instructors): Occupational Therapists and Administration staff who can offer invaluable advice and information, as well as reassurance to people who we understand may have concerns and feel anxious about driving with a disability. The centres have a fleet of adapted vehicles permanently available which can cater for a wide range of mobility needs.

Driving Ability Assessment: If people have had a full licence, this assessment looks at both their ability to control the vehicle and to deal with traffic and other road users. This is ideal for who are still able to access a car seat unaided that may or may not require adaptations to their car. They may have had a head injury, stroke or other medical condition, or just need to know that they still have the ability to drive safely.
People who are concerned about learning to drive who may have physical or cognitive problems

Advice on adaptations for people who have a physical disability and need advice on car adaptations but do not need to drive from a wheelchair. We are able to an opportunity to try out equipment in our vehicles which are all dual controlled for safety.

Passenger/Carer Assessment: This service is for passengers who have difficulty getting in and out of a vehicle. The assessment explores a range of options including the use of specialist transfer and stowage equipment and wheelchair accessible vehicles. It may also benefit carers who are experiencing difficulty assisting the transfer of clients or relatives.

Other services include:

Driving Lessons: We are able to offer familiarisation lessons from the centre for those people who require vehicles with new controls and refresher training for those who need to improve the standard of their driving.

Car seat clinics: for disabled children travelling in cars

Services available

ABI Specialist National Regional Local
Community support no yes yes no
Information no no yes yes
National = country wide, Regional = offering a service within 150 miles, Local = offering a service within 50 miles

This service adheres to the following Regulatory Frameworks / is affiliated to the following bodies:

Referrals can be made by

GP yes
Consultant yes
Healthcare Professional yes
Self/Advocate/Family yes
Other professional eg Social Care/Case Manager yes

- Motability if on the high rate of DLA

How are services paid for?

yes Publicly funded - individually commissioned
Regularly Sometimes Never
NHS nonoyes
Social Care Services noyesno
Jointly funded by NHS & Social Care Services nonoyes

Typical duration that a service is offered

No Data

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Services available are defined by the following EHIG Rehabilitation Codes

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[Code 130]
Patient description
Medically stable. Wanting to engage further with the community, alone or with others.

All sites

Description of rehabilitation input
Services that assist people with disabilities to travel in their local community or further afield.

This service is defined by the NMDS (National Minimum Data Set) codes as:

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No Data for NMDS

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