About Driving Change Program

 

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Many young people face barriers and challenges when it comes to obtaining a driver’s licence.  These could include not knowing anyone with a full licence who can supervise them while they gain on-road experience, not having access to a car, struggling with literacy or having outstanding fines and sanctions.  The Driving Change Program aims to help young people to overcome these barriers and to achieve their goals by offering support throughout the licencing process.

 

This support may take the form of literacy tutoring while studying for the Learner’s Licence test, intensive on-road training with qualified professionals, being partnered with volunteer driving supervisors to gain log-book hours or other support depending on individual needs.

 

Our learners have access to both an automatic and a manual car to practice on and our volunteers are patient, flexible and relaxed, making for a varied and supportive learning environment.

 

To be eligible for the Driving Change Program a person must:

-       live within the City of Sydney, Marrickville or Maroubra Local Government Areas

-       be a Centrelink customer and/or be experiencing financial hardship

-       not have someone with a full licence and a car who can help them learn to drive

-       not be able to afford to pay for driving lessons

-       have no other means of achieving the driving practice required to obtain a driver’s licence

-       have the time and desire to commit to the program

 

If you are interested in being a part of the Driving Change Program or would like some more information, contact:

Leanne Green

Driving Change Co-ordinator

0416 565 194

02 9318 0539

leanne@weave.org.au

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