QEF Mobility Open Day
9 Oct 2019
SurreyQEF Mobility Open Day
Are you or a family member disabled, or recovering from an accident or illness and looking for advice about independence and mobility? Have you ruled out driving as a result? Here’s the perfect opportunity to find out more.
Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is a charity focused on providing services that enable disabled people to increase their independence and they are holding a free Mobility Open Day on October 9th.
They are offering a wide range of free introductory mobility assessments for both children and adults, as well as the opportunity to ‘Get Going Live’ and experience driving an adapted car on their private track.
This is a perfect opportunity for disabled teenagers and people who have recently been disabled to experience driving with a disability.
Children’s disability charity MERU, part of the QEF group, will also be there and along with bespoke mobility and accessibility products, will be offering to adapt your child’s favourite toy for free so that it can be used with an accessible switch (sold separately).
Perfectly timed for Christmas, this means that a disabled child will be able to join in with their friends and siblings and play with their favourite toy; seeing the lights and movements happen in response to their actions.
QEF’s Mobility Open day will be officially opened by Susan Rogers MBE, Manager for Mobility Centres in England at the Department for Transport. Motability Ambassador, Chris Edwards, will also be discussing recent changes to the scheme and the event will be supported by informed exhibitors who can show you the latest developments in mobility products.
Michelle Giles, QEF Mobility Centre Manager says: “This event will provide a unique experience for disabled people looking to increase their independence by learning to drive.
Our knowledgeable team can provide support and guidance on driving an adapted car round our private track. We’ll also have occupational therapists available to help with mobility challenges for both children and adults. Overall the day promises to be really informative and very rewarding.”
What’s available on the day:
- ‘Get Going Live’- experience driving an adapted car on a private track with a qualified instructor. Open to everyone aged 15+ - seating and transfer assessments so you can transfer into vehicles easily
- ‘Bugzi’ assessments - small powered wheelchairs for children under 5 - scooter and wheelchair assessments - child car seat assessments - Tryb4uFly assessments - giving you the support you need to travel by air
- Free toy adaptations so they can be used with an accessible switch - latest information on the Motability Scheme
- All introductory assessments are free on the day but need to be booked in advance.
- To reserve your place call QEF Mobility Services on 020 8770 1151 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- For more information visit www.qef.org.uk/mobilityopenday