North East Drive Mobility – Driving and Passenger Assessment Service – CNTW095

Contact the service

0191 287 5090

Following national restrictions due to Covid-19 we are pleased to advise that our service is now fully operational and we welcome all new referrals.

North East Drive Mobility is based at Walkergate Park, Centre for Neuro-psychiatry, Newcastle upon Tyne. We also have outreach centres in Carlisle and Teesside. The service helps people to retain or regain independence as drivers and passengers. North East Drive Mobility provides independent assessment and advice to people with a medical condition, or disability, which may affect their ability to drive, or use a vehicle as a passenger.

The service is for experienced and learner drivers, or provisional licence holders who have not yet started to learn to drive. Advice and assessment is also offered to people of all ages with mobility difficulties on travelling safely in a vehicle as a passenger.

The North East Drive Mobility service offers:

    • A specialist, independent driving and passenger assessment, which is clinically led by skilled and trained Mobility Clinicians and Driving Advisers.
    • Assessment of driving ability, involving a clinical assessment, followed by in car assessment and, if appropriate, progression on to driving on the public highway.
    • Recommendations on an individual’s ability to return to, or commence driving, or in some cases advice relating to ceasing driving.
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  • For clients recommended to cease driving, or who require advice on alternatives to driving, our North East and Cumbria Hubs Mobility Advice Service can help.

    This service offers help and advice for non-drivers, including information on accessing public transport, information on accessible transport and help to improve confidence to travel.

  • Advice on vehicle adaptations and driver solutions.
  • A range of assessment vehicles with a variety of adaptations, including high-tech drive from wheelchair solutions.
  • Advice on getting into and out of a vehicle, including wheelchair stowage.
  • Specialist driving tuition, for clients who have previously been assessed at the Centre.
  • Information and advice service, including advice relating to the DVLA fitness to drive licensing process, and possible alternatives to using a car, eg community transport services.

Outreach assessment services are provided in Cumbria and Teesside; please contact the main service at Walkergate Park, Newcastle upon Tyne on telephone number 0191 287 5090 or email for further information.

There is no cost for an assessment if you refer yourself, or are referred by your doctor or health professional, or the DVLA.

If you are considering accessing the service directly, we recommend that you discuss any driving and health related concerns with your GP.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information and advice.

For further information on the work of Mobility Centres please visit

How to make a referral to North East Drive Mobility

  • If you are a health care professional and wish to refer your patient/client for assessment, please use one of the forms below
  • Individuals may self refer by contacting North East Drive Mobility directly by telephone 0191 287 5090 or email (please do not complete the forms on this website if you are self-referring)
Health Professional Referral form – Driving Assessments Health Professional Referral form – Passenger/Access Assessments Health Professional Referral form – Powered Wheelchair and Mobility Scooters Assessments Directions to Walkergate Park Directions to Pacific House, Carlisle Directions to Phoenix House, Stockton-on-Tees



Walkergate Park Benfield Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 4QD

Opening Times

Monday 8:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday 8:30am – 4:30pm Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm Thursday 8:30am – 4:30pm Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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