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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
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
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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.
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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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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?
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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.
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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 ... See MoreSee Less
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.
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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 couldn't afford the driving lessons but needed to be mobile for employment purposes?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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?
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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.
hms potemkin and its a beut
Helping the low waged and unemployed with sponsored driving lessons. We are always seeking sponsorship from individuals and businesses. #SBS winner 2018
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..
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
@patmarsh @MarcellaRobin @bbcsoutheast Does that count as Tree bombing?🤣😳😬
@EmmaWoodwardWT @ginabthegirl @SocEntKent Fantastic team @SocEntKent
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
@BBCRadioKent @patmarsh @_producermatt @philharrison77 Thank you all and you are rocking the Community Driven look. #communitydriven
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.
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.
@EmmaWoodwardWT @SocEntKent @JCPinKent Well said. It is why we exist and what motivates us to help those in most need.
@patmarsh @estherhigh @philharrison77 @Ollie_Braddy @BBCRadioKent
@Secrethamper @SmallBizSatUK Great day. I am so proud to be one of the 100 companies and today was "my" day.
Hello @Secrethamper from the @SmallBizSatUK event in Canterbury today. Huge thanks to everyone involved.
@SmallBizSatUK am going to have to duck out of Whitstable as feeling unwell. Headache and cold not a good combination.. Thank you for today
@SmallBizSatUK hello Canterbury from us
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.