Motability

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. It has enabled over 3 million people to lease a new car, which increases independence.  The scheme provides financial assistance to customers who would otherwise be unable to afford the mobility solution they need.

How do I know if I’m eligible?

If you receive any of the following allowances, you may be eligible to join the scheme:

·         Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)

·         Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)

·         War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

·         Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

For more advice on eligibility please see the Motability website: http://www.motability.co.uk/understanding-the-scheme/eligibility/

 

The Motability Scheme means that you can get a brand new car every 3 years from your nearest Motability accredited dealer. You can then come to us for your vehicle adaptations. 

For more information on our adaptations centre, click here.

The table below could be a starting point to help you see which adaptations may be suitable for you.  

If you need help with: For example: Consider:
Driving your car If you have limited mobility or control in your legs Mechanical hand controls, electronic accelerators, steering aids and pedal guards
You have limited mobility in  your right leg Mechanical hand controls or left foot accelerators
You have limited strength in your upper body Steering aids, remote control devices, easy release handbrakes and electronic accelerators
Stowing your wheelchair or scooter Your wheelchair or scooter is too heavy to lift and stow Car boot or rooftop hoists
Getting in and out of the car You find it difficult to transfer from your wheelchair to your car Swivel seats, person hoists or tip-up plates