A test drive event for young and recently disabled people which will enable them to experience assisted driving is being held in Carshalton.

'Get Going Live!' will have free test drives and driving assessments, as well as displays from a range of assistive product specialists.

They provide WAVs (wheelchair-accessible vehicles), mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and more.

There will also be presentations on accessible motoring, aviation travel training, refreshments, and ample level parking.

The event is being hosted by Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF) in Metcalfe Avenue (SM5 4NR) on Friday, October 5, from 9.30am to 4pm.

It will be opened by Mayor and Mayoress of Sutton, Cllr Steve Cook and his wife Pauline.

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You can also email: info@qef.org.uk

Marion O’Moirah, of QEF, said: “We are delighted that the Mayor and Mayoress of Sutton are supporting 'Get Going Live!', as it underlines the importance of the event.

“We believe it will be well attended and deliver a unique experience to young and recently disabled individuals seeking driving independence.

“Our friendly and knowledgeable team will be on hand to offer the latest guidance regarding assisted driving and to provide instruction around our test drive track.

“We will have around 30 vehicles available for test drives and overall the atmosphere of the day promises to be fun and fully rewarding.”

QEF is one of 20 independent organisations that offer professional information, advice, and driving assessments for people who need driving assistance with mobility.

This is overseen by charity Driving Mobility, with centred staffed with occupational therapists and approved driving instructors.

There are also assessments on behalf of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), as well as Motability healthcare professionals.