Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) is celebrating 40 years since opening the UK’s first mobility centre in 1982. Since that date we have supported over 200,000 people with mobility advice and provided 35,000 assessments and more than 30,000 hours of tuition. On March 24th 2022 QEF Mobility Services in Carshalton, South London, is holding an open day offering free mobility assessments for adults and children to help people increase their independence.
Specialist Vehicle Rental (SVR) in Birmingham has chosen Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) as its new charity partner. SVR supply specially adapted lease and rental vehicles to people living with a disability across the UK. This new partnership will support QEF Mobility Services’ work providing driving assessments and driving lessons to disabled people; helping each person to be as mobile and independent as possible and providing unbiased information about the most suitable option of vehicle and adaptations available to hire, lease or purchase.
In a story about older drivers, BBC London News approached us to find out more about the assessments we provide at QEF Mobility Services for people with age related impairments, to assess whether people are safe to continue driving.
Early in 2017 we are holding three practical events across the UK to support disabled people who are considering travelling by air.The day is suitable for individual travellers and parents of disabled children who are considering flying together with health care and support professionals who want to guide their service users.