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3 days ago
A drivers licence is always important the pandemic shouldn’t get in the way of that!
4 days ago
Is anybody living in Kent proud of these figures regarding Child Poverty?
Every part of Kent is impacted by poverty and in order for a business to survive, it needs to support the local community.
It isn't good enough to think that because of the cluster in Thanet & Swale "they don't impact on me." They do..
How would your business benefit from people with more money to spend? How would connected business suddenly improve with more people having more cash to spend?
For example, garage sells car - person can access more shopping areas - will use local garage for tyres/servicing/fuel etc. - garage gets busier and then needs to employ more people.
This is a simplistic view, but the sentiment and reasoning is very clear. No doubt there will be "negative" people out there ready to comment...
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5 days ago
Here are some eye opening statistics regarding poverty in Dartford and surrounding areas Kent.
This is why we exist and with the current restrictions in place, this will not bet any better for those at the bottom.
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6 days ago
We at CDS HQ have a message for all of our pupils. You guys are so very special to us, you have become family.
Having done some filming with some of them, made us realise what a special group of people you all are.
Our CEO, John Nicholson Community Driving School Driving Instructor would like to dedicate this song to each of you.
When he is having a bad day, your dedication and your courage lifts him.
The lyrics of this song reach to all of you.
"Just look at my hopes
Look at my dreams
I'm building bridges from these scenes
Now I'm ready to rise again"
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7 days ago
Question: What is a Social Enterprise?
Social enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better.
Like traditional businesses they aim to make a profit but it’s what they do with their profits that sets them apart – reinvesting or donating them to create positive social change.
Community Driving School CIC is the first Social Enterprise of its kind.
Watch this video from Micheal Sheen Page on YouTube and he explains what this vital business sector is.
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1 week ago
Our survey asked whether people felt excluded from certain activities because they don't have a driving licence.
The response was quite staggering... ... See MoreSee Less
Government restrictions mean that driving lessons can only be given to Key Workers at the present time in order for them to continue to provide vital services within the community.
Our Chief Executive, Founder and Director, John Nicholson wanted to give something back to let these vital care workers know how grateful he is for what they do. So together with a group of businesses they are offering them for free.
Sir Roger Gale MP Thanet North said: “John Nicholson has devised a scheme to teach key workers to drive in a way that is as safe as possible . His is a genuinely unique project that should enable many doing vital jobs to be able to drive to work and I am very pleased that the Department for Transport has confirmed that this is in order.”
This is only possible because we are very proud to be the ONLY driving school with an approved Safeguarding Policy and a COVID 19 Assessment.
Hear what John Nicholson Community Driving School Driving Instructor has to say about this project.
Caremark Thanet, Dover and Canterbury will benefit from these lessons and they are supported by Thanet Premier Business Group & Health & Safety Professional Jenny Sandford from Sandford Hodges.
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BOOM 💥 you absolute legend 😀 Knew this would get sorted and you can carry on your amazing support with Caremark Thanet, Dover and Canterbury for their workers. Such a great initiative 😊
Amazing brilliant news ❤️
Fantastic News! Knew you could do it!
Fantastic John Nicholson good to know that all your skills are being used in such a positive way xx Shared
What a star you are. Well done John 👏👏👏
Fabulous news! 👍
As we start "Mental Health Awareness Week" during this time of crisis, there are bound to be more people suffering as a result of this.
We urge all of you to speak with someone you know and listen to what isn't being said.
Our CEO, John Nicholson's own experience with attempting suicide in 2014 was something he kept hidden from his family.
This week especially, please make you that you speak with someone. Samaritans Mind SANE Mental Health Charity DepressionUK are all there to help in your darkest hour.
The most important thing is please "BE ALIVE". You may not feel you are worth it, or there is no solution to the situation, BUT there is...
Below is a brief overview of where our company was born...
"Sometimes Darkness Can Show You The Light" - Disturbed - The Light is a great song of hope from despair and how you can get through...
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3 weeks ago
Being part of a community is why we exist and it is fantastic to give something back to that community ... See MoreSee Less
We are very proud to announce that we are offering a 10% discount on driving lessons for ALL key workers.
We genuinely believe that you are the backbone of this nation. THANK YOU from all of us to all of you.
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Hi can I have more information on this 10% off and prices for automatic lessons please
We asked people "How confident in your future are you without a full UK driving licence?"
The results are quite staggering and based on a 1-10 with 10 being extremely confident.
Driving does have an impact on mental well being.
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What would be your ultimate driving song on a warm sunny day...
We have a number of songs that we love to drive to, so tell us yours.
This would be ours.. Really positive song that makes you feel good
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We really want to thank the team at Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust for believing in us and delivering a grant.
This trust in us to deliver what we do and adapt is something we will always be grateful for.
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Great news well done John Nicholson your belief and hard work pays off. X
Whoo hoo you are on a roll xx
We really want to thank Kent Community Foundation for the COVID Grant and loan that will support us and allow us to adapt what we do within the wider community.
Without this support, we would struggle and we cannot express our genuine gratitude to the team at KCF.
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Well done John xxx
This is excellent news, well done 😊
Helping the low waged and unemployed with sponsored driving lessons. We are always seeking sponsorship from individuals and businesses. #SBS winner 2018
@claudia_sykes @GMAllSeasons @KICACare Congratulations Claudia 🎉🎉🎈 you are an inspiration to everyone who knows you.
Our research results clearly show how vital a driving licence is to well being and life prospects as much as anything. #CSR #Wellbeing #Employment
Exciting news… Little Dreams Consulting have been shortlisted for the At Your Service Award for their fantastic bespoke sleep plans. They also run events and seminars for parents on a limited budget making their services accessible to everyone.
We asked people whether they felt excluded from certain activities without a UK driving licence. The results are astounding. People in poverty are being excluded because they cannot afford to drive and is why we exist. #csr #poverty
We are thrilled to have former #SmallBiz100 & Small Business Saturday Hero, Yvonne Gorman from @essentialprint join us for a Facebook Live to discuss what it means to be SmallBiz100 and why you should apply this year.
Join us LIVE at 9am Mon 1st June: https://t.co/o3N8XFJL72
Why support small businesses?
We’re delighted to welcome the Minister of Small Business, Paul Scully on to our Facebook live tomorrow afternoon at 1:30PM to discuss the importance of reaching out for business support & advice to get #BacktoBusiness.
Join here: https://t.co/g1p60INb0R @scullyp @beisgovuk
As we make the first tentative steps #backtobusiness, what's your favourite innovative #smallbiz that has you are looking forward to seeing in the future?
Let's keep the support going, our wonderful independents will appreciate it!
It only takes a second to like or retweet a small business's tweets but it can help them to increase their audience and grow their business!
This virus does not choose to infect people based on the colour of their skin; religious beliefs; gender or sexuality; nationality; The REAL virus in this 21st Century is racism, fear of difference, fear of those not belonging to our imagined societal "norms".
Anyone from Kent should not feel proud of these statistics. Help us help others and get involved in what we are doing
If you've had fab service from a small biz, why not snap a photo for Instagram and let your friends know about it?
Almost half of small businesses contribute their skills and advice to their local communities, so when you support small biz you help your community too. It's win-win!
Poverty stats for Dartford, Kent. Will it get better for those in poverty? We exist to give people a chance to escape that cycle.
We want to dedicate this song to all our pupils struggling with their mental health. You help us when we are having a bad day. #Mentalhealth "Just look at my hopes
Look at my dreams
I'm building bridges from these scenes
Now I'm ready to rise again"