Edward Trewhella, CEO, Driving Mobility

Edward Trewhella is chief executive of Driving Mobility, a network of 16 independent organisations covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which offer professional, high quality information, advice and assessment to people who need to gain or retain independence through mobility.

Prior to joining Driving Mobility, Edward spent three years as CEO of Cornwall Mobility, one of the largest, most dynamic mobility centres in the UK. Prior to that he worked in several specialist engineering companies and universities with an overriding interest in novel technologies and their introduction for public benefit.

He has also served as board member and chair of other charities in the sector, most recently Cornwall Rural Community Charity which has particular interest in transport options for rural communities, particularly for those with a mobility challenge, and older people.

Presentation: Disability and road safety in East London
This paper reports upon the findings of a  six-month project, run in 2019-20 and supported by the DfT, establishing need in East London for assistance for those with a disability or mobility challenge with respect to road safety.

It will present the case for the establishment of assessment centres in Hackney and Tower Hamlets (Isle of Dogs) and detailed planning towards implementation of this in 2020/21.