Michael joined Cedar in late 2019. Following a serious car crash, Michael suffered a serious brain injury which caused depression, isolation and concentration issues. He felt that he was not contributing to his family life and his self-esteem was low. His priority is his family and he was motivated to make a change for the benefit of his children. 

During lock-down, Michael discovered new ways to communicate using online video calls. This supported his ability to complete health and well-being activities and online training. His independence was improved and he became more involved with family life. As a further result, Michael decided to once again attempt to regain his driving license. 

Michael joined our fourteen-week driving theory class in January 2022 and completed the final session in July of that year. Whilst waiting for confirmation of his provisional license and medical report, which had been delayed due to Covid 19, he decided to continue with practice sessions. These sessions entailed repeated practice theory testing and hazard perception video tests.

In November Michael received his provisional license and immediately applied for the theory test. He passed with an excellent high score. The practical test date was set for the 10th of January 23 and he passed! The mobility scheme offered support for Michael to obtain a car.

Michael said: 

“I could not have done this without Robin and this class. It gave me back my self-esteem and allowed me to be the dad that I wanted to be to my kids. I am no longer stuck in a bedroom depressed. I am able to do more for them, taking them to school and doing the shopping. I love being part of the family's social life. I can’t thank Cedar enough.”