If you are a child or young person with a disability, the Motability Scheme would help you be more mobile by swapping your mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
What is on offer?
The scheme offers:
- Standard cars: work out how you will use your car, the types of trips that you make and whether it is suitable for the needs of the child or young person with a disability.
- Wheelchair accessible vehicles: WAVs are very different from standard cars. Your child will stay in their wheelchair and so will feel slight movements. Their height will give them a different view through the windows and with most WAVs the wheelchair user will be sat closer to the back of the vehicle which may make communication harder. .
- Cars with adaptations: depending on the type of adaptations chosen, they can help a young person with a disability drive independently or make the car more accessible and easier to stow a wheelchair. Remote control devices, steering aids, swivel seats and person hoists are just some of the adaptations available.
- Scooters and powered wheelchairs: to get the most out of this option, you should consider the needs of the child or young person with a disability and how much independence this could give them.
For more info please check the motability website
Who to contact
- 0300 456 4566
- Motability Scheme