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Being part of a community is something which makes us very proud.

We rely on community to support our cause and bring hope to those in most need.

Sign up to Dover District Lotto for as little as £1 per week and "Be Part of the Community" this Christmas.

Follow the link below and sign-up today.

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Being part of a community is something which makes us very proud.

We rely on community to support our cause and bring hope to those in most need.

Sign up to Dover District Lotto for as little as £1 per week and Be Part of the Community this Christmas.

Follow the link below and sign-up today.

https://www.doverlotto.com/support/the-community-driving-school

What can you do to help us within your community?

You can be like Beer Brothers Off License or The Chimney pot or BonneBombe and have a collection pot for people to put their change into.

Are you able to fund raise? Could you host a quiz night? Are you running a marathon or half-marathon and want to support a community cause?

Are you able to volunteer?

#community #support #fundraise
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What can you do to help us within your community?

You can be like Beer Brothers Off License or The Chimney pot or BonneBombe and have a collection pot for people to put their change into.

Are you able to fund raise?  Could you host a quiz night?  Are you running a marathon or half-marathon and want to support a community cause?

Are you able to volunteer?

#community #support #fundraise

People in poverty are being discriminated against when applying for jobs if they cannot afford driving lessons.

Look at the different types of roles they could apply for if given the chance.

Not every job is a driving job as shown on Indeed.com for jobs requiring a driving licence in Kent.

This is why we exist and need your help to provide this life skill to the most vulnerable in our communities.

#employment #driving #jobs
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People in poverty are being discriminated against when applying for jobs if they cannot afford driving lessons.

Look at the different types of roles they could apply for if given the chance.

Not every job is a driving job as shown on Indeed.com for jobs requiring a driving licence in Kent.

This is why we exist and need your help to provide this life skill to the most vulnerable in our communities.

#employment #driving #jobs

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Hi there, we would like to address this in more detail for you. When you have a moment, please send us a private message with more details on your concerns here so we can have a closer look at this and assist.

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Come along to The Alma Pub in Deal. West Street. Say hello

This is an example of pupil "J" who didn't engage with social services and was drifting into a life of crime as they felt this was the only way out of their situation of living in poverty and not being interested in studying at school.

To be accepted onto the CDS driving scheme, pupils have to commit to volunteering within the community or go back to education.

Pupil "J" is now back at college studying hard to become a surveyor.

This is the power of being positive towards someone and believing in them. Instead of wasting their life, they are now having a positive impact on their community.

This has only been achieved through the support of our many generous sponsors.

#belief #positive #driving #future
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This is an example of pupil J who didnt engage with social services and was drifting into a life of crime as they felt this was the only way out of their situation of living in poverty and not being interested in studying at school.

To be accepted onto the CDS driving scheme, pupils have to commit to volunteering within the community or go back to education.

Pupil J is now back at college studying hard to become a  surveyor.  

This is the power of being positive towards someone and believing in them.  Instead of wasting their life, they are now having a positive impact on their community.

This has only been achieved through the support of our many generous sponsors.

#belief #positive #driving #future

In a report by University of Nottingham titled "A poor way to die: social deprivation and road traffic fatalities" by David D. Clarke, Pat Ward, Wendy Truman and Craig Bartle: School of Psychology, it identified that the poorest people are involved in the most road fatalities.

This figure shows the figures for unlicensed driving fatalities. We ask why is that? Is it because they couldn't afford the driving lessons but needed to be mobile for employment purposes?

#poverty #driving #roadfatality
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In a report by University of Nottingham titled A poor way to die: social deprivation and road traffic fatalities by David D. Clarke, Pat Ward, Wendy Truman and Craig Bartle: School of Psychology, it identified that the poorest people are involved in the most road fatalities.

This figure shows the figures for unlicensed driving fatalities.  We ask why is that?  Is it because they couldnt afford the driving lessons but needed to be mobile for employment purposes?

#poverty #driving #roadfatality

The survey we conducted asked people to score their confidence about their future without a driving licence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing no confidence at all.

The average score was just 3.26 out of 10!

How are people living in poverty expected to be confident in their future if they cannot afford driving lessons?

#driving #employment #future #poverty
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The survey we conducted asked people to score their confidence about their future without a driving licence on a scale of 1-10, with 1 representing no confidence at all.

The average score was just 3.26 out of 10!

How are people living in poverty expected to be confident in their future if they cannot afford driving lessons?

#driving #employment #future #poverty

In our recent survey we asked whether they felt employers wanted the applicant to have a full UK driving licence when applying for a job.

Here are the results and it is eye opening and clearly demonstrates the importance of a driving licence when applying for jobs.

We help those who cannot afford it, get into the workplace and improve self-worth and confidence.

#employment #drivinglicence #survey
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In our recent survey we asked whether they felt employers wanted the applicant to have a full UK driving licence when applying for a job.

Here are the results and it is eye opening and clearly demonstrates the importance of a driving licence when applying for jobs.

We help those who cannot afford it, get into the workplace and improve self-worth and confidence.

#employment #drivinglicence #survey

We ran a survey regarding the importance of a driving licence and what it means to overall self-confidence.

The results were astounding. We asked people to rate their job prospects improving if they had a full UK driving licence on a scale of 1-10

The Average score was 8.67. The graph below shows how people responded.

#survey #employment #confidence
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We ran a survey regarding the importance of a driving licence and what it means to overall self-confidence.

The results were astounding.  We asked people to rate their job prospects improving if they had a full UK driving licence on a scale of 1-10

The Average score was 8.67.  The graph below shows how people responded.

#survey #employment #confidence

This is part of the story of pupil "A" who has had a traumatic start to life.

- Mother died when they were 5 years old.
- Father took to drink and drugs.
- "A" encouraged to deal drugs but doesn't want to get into a life of crime.
- Social Services unable to engage with "A" as didn't trust anybody.
- Community Driving School has shown "A" there is an alternative and they are now working and turning their life around.
- This is what we do thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and people who donate to our cause.

Sign up today and "Be Part of the Community"

#community #support #kent

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This is part of the story of pupil A who has had a traumatic start to life.

- Mother died when they were 5 years old.
- Father took to drink and drugs.
- A encouraged to deal drugs but doesnt want to get into a life of crime.
- Social Services unable to engage with A as didnt trust anybody.
- Community Driving School has shown A there is an alternative and they are now working and turning their life around.
- This is what we do thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and people who donate to our cause.

Sign up today and Be Part of the Community

#community #support #kent

https://www.thecds.org.uk/sponsorship/make-a-donation/

Here at CDS HQ, we would like to ask you about your "First Cars" once you passed your driving test.

Our CEO John had a blue VW Beetle as his first car. Another director had a VW Lupo and here in the office, we have an eclectic mix of first cars such as a Mini Metro..

What was your first car and did you enjoy it?

#firstcar #drivingtest #pass
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Here at CDS HQ, we would like to ask you about your First Cars once you passed your driving test.

Our CEO John had a blue VW Beetle as his first car.  Another director had a VW Lupo and here in the office, we have an eclectic mix of first cars such as a Mini Metro..

What was your first car and did you enjoy it?

#firstcar #drivingtest #pass

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Austin 1300, 2 tonnes in weight, no powered anything, drove like a tank.

Red 1982 VW Polo A140DDC (not the one in the picture). 1043 cc engine. A great little car.

Austin Metro in light blue.

Mini Ritz

Mini 1275GT, Normally found in this position lol. I had it delivered from the garage with a years ticket put on it. Strangely when I first sat in it my feet went straight through the floor and the tyres were bald with no oil or coolant in it, not so sure the MOT was strictly legit 😂. I absolutely loved that car until it was smashed up by some idiot slamming into the drivers front side writing it off. I loved it so much I have another in the garage waiting to be finished off after a rebuild.

Mk1 escort.

hms potemkin and its a beut

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We have today received confirmation that #Jennifer is allowed to park with the Small Business Saturday UK bus at Iron Lane in Canterbury on the 29th November.

This is fantastic news for all of our generous sponsors that have their adverts on the car. We wouldn't be able to do what we do without them and we thank you all for your belief in us.

This event is one way we thank our sponsors who have put their faith in us to deliver this project.

So, come along on the day and meet up with us, especially if you are one of our sponsors and get involved.

We plan to make this the best stop of the whole event.

#smallbusiness #canterbury
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This is part of the story of pupil "A" who has had a traumatic start to life.

- Mother died when they were 5 years old.
- Father took to drink and drugs.
- "A" encouraged to deal drugs but doesn't want to get into a life of crime.
- Social Services unable to engage with "A" as didn't trust anybody.
- Community Driving School has shown "A" there is an alternative and they are now working and turning their life around.
- This is what we do thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and people who donate to our cause.

Sign up today and "Be Part of the Community"

#community #support #kent

www.thecds.org.uk/sponsorship/make-a-donation/
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This is part of the story of pupil A who has had a traumatic start to life.

- Mother died when they were 5 years old.
- Father took to drink and drugs.
- A encouraged to deal drugs but doesnt want to get into a life of crime.
- Social Services unable to engage with A as didnt trust anybody.
- Community Driving School has shown A there is an alternative and they are now working and turning their life around.
- This is what we do thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and people who donate to our cause.

Sign up today and Be Part of the Community

#community #support #kent

https://www.thecds.org.uk/sponsorship/make-a-donation/

We are a Community Interest Company (CIC). We are about promoting our community and being fair.

What is a CIC?

"For Community Interest Companies (CICs), business
success means social impact: more growth and profit
means more employment opportunities for those that
need it most, and more profit to reinvest into good
causes, communities and the environment."

Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive - Social Enterprise UK
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We are a Community Interest Company (CIC).  We are about promoting our community and being fair.

What is a CIC?

For Community Interest Companies (CICs), business
success means social impact: more growth and profit
means more employment opportunities for those that
need it most, and more profit to reinvest into good
causes, communities and the environment.

Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive - Social Enterprise UKImage attachment

This is what we do at Community Driving School CIC.

What is so impressive, and telling, about CICs is the
holistic nature of the social impact they have above and
beyond their stated social mission. Employment is a good
example of this:
• 75% of CICs are supporting people from
disadvantaged and marginalised groups: &
- 55% of CICs directly seek to employ them.
• 71% of CICs also pay the living wage: &
- 65% of CICS involve staff in decision making to a
large extent."

Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive - Social Enterprise UK
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This is what we do at Community Driving School CIC.

What is so impressive, and telling, about CICs is the
holistic nature of the social impact they have above and
beyond their stated social mission. Employment is a good
example of this:
• 75% of CICs are supporting people from
disadvantaged and marginalised groups: &
- 55% of CICs directly seek to employ them.
• 71% of CICs also pay the living wage: &
- 65% of CICS involve staff in decision making to a
large extent.

Charlie Wigglesworth, Deputy Chief Executive - Social Enterprise UK

Here at CDS HQ, we love being part of a community that supports each other to bring hope and positive change.

Today, we would like all of you to share this event and attend if you are able.

This is something we all need to be aware of and we really want to support Caremark Thanet and the community they support.

The date is Thursday 14th November and the contact is Jemma Clayton on 01843 235910.

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Here at CDS HQ, we love being part of a community that supports each other to bring hope and positive change.

Today, we would like all of you to share this event and attend if you are able.

This is something we all need to be aware of and we really want to support Caremark Thanet and the community they support.

The date is Thursday 14th November and the contact is Jemma Clayton on 01843 235910.

Be Part of the Community

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Thanks for your support 🙂

Do you know what a Community Interest Company (CIC) is?

Did you know that it supports your local community more than other types of business?

Here are some very relevant stats about CIC's.

JOBS
• 55% of CICs actively seek to employ people disadvantaged from the labour market.

DIVERSITY
• 48% of CICs are led by women. Over half of CICs (58%) have a majority female workforce.
- only 20% of SMEs are majority-led by women and only 7% of FTSE 100 companies. (defined as controlled by a single woman or having a management team of which a majority were women)
• 30% of CICs have at least one director or member of their leadership team from a BAME background
- compared to just 5% of SME organisations.
(identified as having a person from an ethnic minority in sole control of the business or having a management team with at least half of its members from an ethnic minority.)

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Do you know what a Community Interest Company (CIC) is?

Did you know that it supports your local community more than other types of business?

Here are some very relevant stats about CICs.

JOBS
• 55% of CICs actively seek to employ people disadvantaged from the labour market.

DIVERSITY
• 48% of CICs are led by women. Over half of CICs (58%) have a majority female workforce.
- only 20% of SMEs are majority-led by women and only 7% of FTSE 100 companies. (defined as controlled by a single woman or having a management team of which a majority were women)
• 30% of CICs have at least one director or member of their leadership team from a BAME background
- compared to just 5% of SME organisations.
(identified as having a person from an ethnic minority in sole control of the business or having a management team with at least half of its members from an ethnic minority.)

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/…/cic-18-6-communi…
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Here is what we do for people and one of our success stories. This young woman has been through hell in her personal life, but now has a chance, thanks to our sponsors.
Transforming lives is what we do & you can be part of it. contact kentoffice@thecds.org.uk

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Morning All. We'd like to introduce some of our sponsors who understand what we do and how we can improve their business profile. Contact us today on kentoffice@thecds.org.uk & fulfill your Corporate Social Responsibility and benefit your profile.

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We would love to meet you at the Alma Pub on Saturday 16th November 10:30-15:30 for our Fundraising event. If you cannot be there, can you help us in other ways? Such as @BonneBombe @BeerBrothersUK or @County_Garage Get involved in your community

#community #fundraiser

Research by @UniofNottingham clearly highlights that people in poverty are most likely to be involved in fatal road accidents involving unlicensed drivers. Why is this? Is it because they cannot afford driving lessons? #research #poverty #drivinglicence #fatality

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