Driving support and assessment – Drive Ability North West

Drive Ability Icon - Driving support and assessmentYou can refer yourself for driving support and advice, or a driving assessment.

Health and social care professionals, the DVLA and Motability can refer people too.

Different from a driving test, the assessment is designed to review your driving and give you an honest opinion of your skills and ability. We know that this may seem daunting, but our Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors will put you at ease.

People choose to take an assessment for lots of reasons:

  • You may want to investigate how you might be able to drive using vehicle modifications because of a physical disability or because you’ve become less able following a stroke, for example
  • You might want to check that you’re still able to drive safely following a recent diagnosis of a medical condition, such as dementia
  • You may want reassurance as you get older, and your reactions have slowed a little

I want to refer myself

Simply apply online using our referrals forms for both Driving Assessments and Vehicle and Passenger Access Assessments below, or call us on 01942 483 713.

Self referrals are £80.

I’m a professional wishing to refer an individual

Please apply online using our referrals forms for both Driving Assessments and Vehicle and Passenger Access Assessments below.

Police Fitness to Drive Assessments

We are working with Cheshire Police, Greater Manchester Police and Merseyside Police to support vulnerable road users with an alternative to prosecution.

If you have been offered the alternative to prosecution option and have a Police incident number, the Police will be in touch on how you can book this assessment.

Further details on this scheme can be found on the Driving Mobility website.

Referral forms

You access our Driving Assessment Referral Form below and our Vehicle and Passenger Access Assessment Form on this link.

Whether you’re a professional, or an individual wishing to refer yourself for driving assessment, please use the form below:

Please note: If you want a copy of your referral please save your details before pressing submit. We are unable to send copies of the referral once submitted.

We will use your address to ensure that we are your closest Driving Mobility centre.

If there is a centre closer to you, you will be given the opportunity to select this one.