Hubs Mobility Advice Service – accessible travel support
If you have restricted mobility, are considering retirement from driving or have a disability, the Hubs Mobility Advice Service (HMAS) will aim to provide all the answers you need for stress free travel without a car.
This is a free information and guidance service on the best accessible travel options for you. It is provided through this website and via 15 of the 20+ Driving Mobility centres nationwide.
Driving Mobility, a national charity supported by the Department for Transport, accredits a network of charity and NHS funded centres that provide ‘fitness to drive’ and mobility equipment assessments. Led by Occupational Therapists and Approved Driving Instructors, these services strive to facilitate independence for clients mostly signposted from the DVLA, Motability, Police and the NHS.
Each centre has dedicated Hubs representatives who will assist you with all accessible travel queries if driving has always been, or is no longer, a viable choice. You can discover the most up to date local transport guidance, by county or region, on this website or by contacting a Driving Mobility ‘Hubs’ centre. They will be able to provide friendly telephone, email or face-to-face support if needed, either at their centre or possibly in your home. Services may vary slightly between centres however all will provide detailed advice on:
- Accessible buses and coaches
- Easy access rail and air travel
- Community transport
- Rights as a disabled passenger
- Hiring or purchasing the right scooters and wheelchairs
- Local, national and international travel planning
If you cannot find the advice you need on this website, or have further queries, please contact your local HMAS centre.