Read our latest updates on Facebook and Twitter

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

This is John, our CEO and founder with "Pete on the Street" from the Small Business Saturday team in Canterbury last Friday.

A HUGE Thank you to all our sponsors. We couldn't do this without you all.
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

Well done John

This incredible young woman is so very inspiring and we cannot help her without our generous sponsors and the community we live in.

We are working with her to give her an opportunity in life and we are so proud of her progress.

Watch the short video and if you are inspired to help us, please contact us via Facebook or email kentoffice @ the cds.org.uk

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE_HfQtT6GE
... See MoreSee Less

Video image

Comment on Facebook

Hi John. I would love to meet this lovely lady and happy to pay for her Theory test if she hasn’t already done it. Xx

Here is a list of our sponsors, collaborators and friends that have helped us reach people that haven't engaged with social workers, family, or anyone else.

We love them and want to thank them for supporting us.

If you want to get involved, email kentoffice@thecds.org.uk and learn how your company can benefit from being associated with us.
... See MoreSee Less

Here is a list of our sponsors, collaborators and friends that have helped us reach people that havent engaged with social workers, family, or anyone else.

We love them and want to thank them for supporting us.

If you want to get involved, email <a href=kentoffice@thecds.org.uk and learn how your company can benefit from being associated with us." data-querystring="_nc_cat=101&_nc_ohc=kk_u1UGyAcgAQntxdSdSL--l-P32ocC7MabqdMO5ilU3245Yn7ZgpVUaA&_nc_ht=scontent.xx&oh=2fb755ad66f01addb05ca10f4a7259cb&oe=5E843339" data-ratio="1200" class="cff-multi-image" />

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.

www.doverlotto.com/support/the-community-driving-school
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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

Comment on Facebook

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.

Great pub and beautiful rooms ... See MoreSee Less

Great pub and beautiful rooms

Comment on Facebook

DM sent to you

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

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
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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

www.thecds.org.uk/sponsorship/make-a-donation/
... See MoreSee Less

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
... See MoreSee Less

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

Comment on Facebook

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

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.

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

Mk1 escort.

hms potemkin and its a beut

View more comments

Load more

Want to make a positive change this Christmas? Then sign up to be a Member of Community Driving School. Click link below & help pupil "E" carer for a parent, unable to live a "normal" life as struggling with siblings, education&being a teenager..
https://t.co/FvSwKXlkOD

Our latest report starts the difficult process of valuing the contribution of small businesses to the wider community and encouraging other stakeholders in the sector to better recognise and reward small businesses for the value they deliver. https://t.co/U80akUg9jf

Looking to give a unique present this #ChristmasGift How about becoming a Member of CDS and giving someone in extreme difficulty a chance to drive? Plus have access to EXCLUSIVE OFFERS https://t.co/FvSwKXlkOD

Stuck with present ideas this #Christmas? Give the gift of an EXCLUSIVE membership for a minimum donation of £10 per month, you can get access to incredible offers & help us give people hope for 2020
https://t.co/LWRcTE9kiP

It's Small Business Saturday #SmallBizSatUK and our CEO was on with @patmarsh on @BBCRadioKent this morning promoting @MichOvens and all the work she does for us small business owners

Tune in to @patmarsh this mornin gand you will get the chance to hear our CEO John Nicholson talking about what we do for those less fortunate people in Kent and how you can be part of this revolutionary scheme.
#community #mentalhealth

For those looking to take their first steps into a #management role and build their #leadership capability. Lead to Succeed is designed for aspiring #managers, such as senior care workers and team leaders, who want to progress into a management position.

https://t.co/jrKIAJLhPQ

We hope to see as many Kent businesses at the @SmallBizSatUK event in Iron Lane, Canterbury today. Come on Kent, let's show people what we can do.

Load More...