We will be closed until 6th January, when we will reopen at 11am until 4pm, usual times, for theory study and driving support.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, from Elaine & Sam – UR4 Driving


Eligibility Criteria


To be eligible interested candidates will need to meet the following criteria:


  • Have a previous criminal conviction and be committed to overcoming the barriers this poses to entering into sustainable employment.

  • Hold a current Provisional Driving Licence.

  • Obtain a Risk Assessment letter from a Probation Officer, or a person of similar authority e.g. a social worker.

  • Be willing to accept the terms of participation on the project.


Interested? Apply TODAY to secure your place!

Do you meet our eligibility criteria? Are you positively driven enough to commit to the goals of the project? If yes, then apply today by downloading our application form below.




Completed forms should be sent back to us either by email to ur4driving@theupperroom.org.uk or by post to:


UR4Driving Project

The Upper Room

St. Saviour Wendell Park Church

Cobbold Road, London W12 9LN



Places are limited and demand for this project is high. If you want to be considered for a place on the project then send your application in early. New candidates are recruited throughout the year. We give priority to residents of Hammersmith & Fulham.


Candidates who are not able to get on the project due to limited places will be put on a waiting list and will be contacted in due course once places become available.

If you require further information, please contact the project team on 07967 328564 or send an email to ur4driving@theupperroom.org.uk. 


UR4Driving helps ex-offenders improve their employment chances. Participants are required to pursue opportunities for personal development and for improving their employability, including through voluntary work experience and access to informal peer mentoring. During this time participants are also required to attend the centre and use the facilities provided to practice for their theory tests.


The above activities make up Phase 1 of the project, a mandatory 80 hours of engagement, after which those who exhibit  the utmost commitment, consistency, reliability, a positive attitude, ability to work in a team, and who pass their Theory Test are progressed into Phase 2, where they commence free driving instruction and subsequently take their Practical Driving Test. 


Successful participants are awarded The Upper Room's Certificate of Completion and encouraged to join our mentoring programme, where they would have a chance to help others, and contribute to our mission to 'Improve Lives'.


Applications for UR4 Driving and our waiting list is currently closed, to enable us to process our backlog. Please check back at end of January for current enrolment status.

Many thanks

Elaine Reeve – Project Manager, UR4 Driving

St Saviour Wendell Park Church

Cobbold Road | Shepherd's Bush

London W12 9LN

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