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Choosing the right mobility scooter

Action on Hearing Loss (AHL)

Previously known as the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, AHL is a charity that provides excellent information for people with partial or total hearing loss.
Telephone: 0808 808 0123
Website: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Age UK

Independent charity giving advice to older people, including on driving, other transport options and concessions.
Telephone: 0800 169 6565
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society

A charity aimed at improving the lives of people living with dementia.
Telephone: 020 7423 3500
Helpline: 0300 222 11 22
Website: alzheimers.org.uk/
In Scotland, contact Alzheimer Scotland – Action on dementia


Online cycling magazine, with some interesting articles on cycling for older people.
Website: www.cyclorama.net/index.php
Website: www.cyclorama.net/viewArticle.php?id=236

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

The Government department responsible for issuing and renewing drivers' licences.
Telephone: 0300 790 6801
Website: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-licensing-agency

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland (DVLNI)

The Government department in Northern Ireland responsible for issuing and renewing drivers' licences.
Telephone: 0845 4024 000
Website: www.dvani.gov.uk

Forum of Mobility Centres

Charity offering driving assessments and advice for older people with medical conditions and disabilities which may affect their driving.
Telephone: 0800 559 3636
Website: www.mobility-centres.org.uk
To find your relative’s nearest centre: www.drivingmobility.org.uk/find-a-centre/

GOV.UK: community transport

Government website providing a search function to find community transport in your area.
Website: www.gov.uk/community-transport-services-shopmobility

GOV.UK: health conditions and driving

Government website advising which health conditions must be reported to the DVLA.
Website: www.gov.uk/health-conditions-and-driving


Rica (formerly Ricability) is the trading name of the national research charity Research Institute for Consumer Affairs. They focus specifically on issues of concern to disabled and older consumers. Their website has many guides to products relating to mobility, the home and technology.
Telephone: 020 7427 2460
Website: www.rica.org.uk

Road Driver

Organisation campaigning to make roads safer, which offers useful hints and tips for older drivers.
Website: www.roaddriver.co.uk

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

The RNIB offers information, support and advice to partially sighted and blind people of all ages.
Telephone: 0303 123 9999
Website: www.rnib.org.uk

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Charity providing excellent fact sheets to help drivers stay safe.
Website: www.rospa.com


Shopmobility is a charity set up to assist people with mobility difficulties – whether permanent or temporary – with shopping or leisure pursuits in city and shopping centres through hiring electric scooters or wheelchairs.
Telephone: 0844 41 41 850
Website: www.shopmobilityuk.org

Still Safe to Drive

Website with several helpful and informative videos aimed at older drivers.
Website: www.stillsafetodrive.org.uk/

Last updated: April 2018