I had my second driving lesson yesterday, my council are paying for me to pass my test, both theory and practical. It was all part of the "carers plan" they put into place a few weeks ago.
We have a motobility car, but Dave is unable to drive any longer.
So they said that in order for us "to get out" and for my own sense of independence, they will pay with a carers grant. (not that I have any independence, but at least I can FEEL like I do
It took about 10 days from them suggesting it, to me signing the paper for them to pay the driving school.
All you can do is ask. They might be able to come up with something.