South East DriveAbility

We carry out assessments and give advice on driving, driving tuition and car adaptation.

Aylesford Logistics Centre

0300 0134 886

The First Floor, Aylesford Logistics Centre, Bellingham Way, Aylesford ME20 6XS

kcht.sedriveability@nhs.net

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

Who we are

We are a centre which provides assessment and advice on driving, car adaptation and car choice for disabled drivers and passengers.

What we do

We work in partnership with the Department for Transport (DfT), Motability and the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

We carry out assessments and give advice on driving, driving tuition and car adaptation. There are three types of driving assessment that we provide:

  • driving ability assessment
  • advice on adaptations
  • drive from wheelchair

How do you use this service?

To ascertain whether an individual is safe to learn to drive or continue to drive we accept referrals from:

  • the DVLA
  • Motability
  • health and social care professionals
  • self-referrals (will incur a charge- please contact us for further details)

You can contact South East Drive Ability by phone, email, in person or by letter. Once we have some basic personal information i.e. name, address, contact number, date of birth, reason for assessment and diagnosis, we are then in a position to determine the type of assessment you require and who should conduct the assessment.

We will make an appointment and issue the relevant paperwork to you. There will be a questionnaire for completion, which you can complete and return yourself or a third party may do this on your behalf.

Your stories

Your comments

February 2018
Maidstone

All staff were extremely helpful. the driving instructor was particularly helpful, patient and good humoured at all times which made me relax and enjoy the lessons.

January 2018
Maidstone

Extremely friendly staff, made me feel at ease. The process was explained thoroughly and the building was very accessible. A very positive experience. Thank you.

January 2018
Maidstone

I was put at ease straight away and everyone was very friendly, and my instructor was brilliant. I would recommend anyone to come to either learn to drive, or to have a refresher course. Thankyou to you all

December 2017
Maidstone

You are all such a great team and so helpful.

December 2017
East Sussex Outreach

The staff were friendly and encouraging.

December 2017
Maidstone

From initial enquiry to completion, the staff at the centre have been very helpful and understanding. The driving instructor made what could have been a very stressful experience easy and stress free. Thank you.

November 2017
East Kent Outreach

Amazing professionals, made me feel at ease and comfortable.

November 2017
Maidstone

Friendly, efficient, sensitive service.

November 2017
Maidstone

Can't beat it. Very good instruction makes you enjoy and relax doing the test.

October 2017
Sussex

Caring staff quiet gentle approach.

October 2017
Maidstone

Really helpful service to assess my ability in a safe and a reassuring environment.

October 2017
Maidstone

The staff have been so welcoming, attentive and thorough.

September 2017
Maidstone

Friendly comfortable surroundings. Staff were considerate and welcoming. Had a very warm way of putting you at ease.

September 2017
Maidstone

From the first meeting we have been treated well and every aspect was explained to us and clearly explained.

August 2017
Maidstone

Very professional and caring staff - gave me confidence.

August 2017
Maidstone

Staff were approachable and provided regular constructive feedback. Inspired confidence and very informative.

August 2017
Maidstone

The staff who I dealt with were absolutely lovely. They were friendly kind and very considerate. I had been very nervous about coming in but no this proved to be wrong as could not have been treated better.

July 2017
Sussex Outreach

I was extremely apprehensive about the session. However I was pleasantly surprised by the calm and interesting session.

July 2017
Maistone

We were impressed by the staff's kindness and helpful attitude.

July 2017
Maidstone

Very helpful and friendly team. Good over the phone when booking appointment and very reassuring on the day as I was nervous.

June 2017
Maidstone

Both accessors were very friendly, made me feel very comfortable and understanding.

June 2017
Maidstone

Both members of staff were extremely helpful. Helped me feel at ease and happy to answer all questions I asked.

May 2017
Maidstone

The staff immediately put me at ease. They were friendly but professional, told me exactly what the process was and were empathetic to my initial anxiety.

May 2017
Maidstone

The whole assessment was fantastic. Staff where great and made me feel extremely relaxed.

May 2017
Maidstone

So relieved. A great experience which makes such a difference to me.

April 2017
Maidstone

Everyone was so kind, thoughtful and helpful. Lynn gave me so much helpful information. When driving John was so supportive. Thank you very much.

April 2017
Maidstone

The service was very thorough and rewarding. Professionally and friendly conducted.

March 2017
Maidstone

The staff were very friendly and efficient, put me at ease and were reassuring from the start. The driving test was challenging and well devised. Overall, a good experience.

March 2017
East Sussex Outreach

Professional and supportive.

February 2017
Maidstone

We were warmly welcomed. Everything clearly explained. All our needs tended to and staff very kind.

February 2017
Maidstone

The team was absolutely fantastic they put me at ease and helped me through very stage of the test.

January 2017
Maidstone

The whole process was dealt with in a way which helped me get the right outcome. I was shown respect, there was encouragement and making the best decisions I have my independence back. Shelly was amazing.

January 2017
Maidstone

Superb treatment, helpful, so encouraging. Very knowledgeable. Very kind. Understood my condition and situation really well.

January 2017
Maidstone

They made me feel comfortable and I feel that they helped me. Thank you very much for your time, help and assistance.

December 2016
East Sussex Outreach

People carrying out the test were caring and friendly.

December 2016
Maidstone

Very friendly, helpful staff who made a stressful situation pleasant.

December 2016
Maidstone

Everyone was extremely helpful and patient. Was made to feel at ease right from the start.

November 2016
Maidstone

Very happy with all I have learned today and the staff were extremely helpful and friendly.

November 2016
North Kent

Extremely friendly and accommodating. Very helpful, explained instructions very clear.

November 2016
East Sussex

I found the people who were taking the test very easy to work with. Thank you.

November 2016
Maidstone

The team was absolutely fantastic. They put me at ease and helped me through every stage of the test.

October 2016
Maidstone

You were helpful, friendly to me and listened to what needed to say.

September 2016
Maidstone

Very helpful and informative. Made me feel extremely comfortable.

September 2016
East Kent Outreach

Staff were excellent -they made the experience very calming.

August 2016
Maidstone

The staff were really helpful. They knew exactly what I was looking for and they gave me solutions and practical options. I would like to thank the occupational therapist, Lynn and driving instructor Charles.

August 2016
Maidstone

They were very helpful and understanding and putting me at my ease. It was wonderful to get behind a wheel.

July 2016
Maidstone

Efficient, professional service from initial contact through to full assessment. Fully informed at all points during the assessment.

June 2016
Maidstone

The assessors were warm and friendly and couldn't do anything more to help me. Gave me information for my benefit, giving me confidence to drive again.

June 2016
Maidstone

Lynn and Andrew gave me so much confidence. Relaxed and had a good time.

May 2016
Maidstone

From the first meeting I was given a feeling of confidence.

April 2016
Maidstone

It's been a fabulous experience and exactly what I needed in my situation.

March 2016
Maidstone

Cannot speak highly enough of staff. Very caring and explained everything. It's good that this service is available.

Jan-16

The staff made me feel very at ease and comfortable. They were very polite and also answered all my questions I had to ask. (Maidstone)

Jan-16

I enjoyed a caring professional service. (Sussex Outreach)