The Barrier Free Living Specialists

Driving Assessment & Familiarisation Centres

We offer a FREE adaptations assessment to indentify which adaptations best suit your needs. We have an off-road area where you can try a range of dual controlled cars safely with a variety of adaptations.

Getting used to new adaptations, ie left foot accelerators, hand controls, wireless controls, can take some time and you may need practice to use them safely. We have a team of driving instructors covering the North East and Cumbria that offer driving tuition from your home, to ensure you can use the car adaptations confidently before driving your newly adapted car.

We have two Driving Assesment Centre and workshops in Blaydon and Stockton. We offer the same products and services as listed on our website including adaptation test drives, product demonstrations and driving assessment

  • Mandale Wharf,  Boathouse Court, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3FA, 01642 634 220
  • Cowan Road/Chainbridge Road, Blaydon, Tyne & Wear, NE21 5AB 0191 414 0240

Brian Burns


Brian, the owner of Bewick Mobility is our adaptations advisor and has over 33 years experience teaching and assessing people with special needs and giving technical advice on all aspects of mobility and staying mobile. Brian worked for 10 years within the NHS Trust as a Driving Assessor, which involved extensive NHS training giving him a unique medical knowledge and insight. With this knowledge, Brian is able to advise on suitable adaptations with the customers future needs in mind.

He has also had extensive training with our hand control and boot hoist manufacturers, and also Bierman in Holland for converting our lowered floor wheelchair accessible vehicles.