What is motability?
A car is not a luxury item, but an intrinsic part of everyone’s life - providing the essential freedom of independence that allows you to go where you want, when you want.
This is particularly true for anyone with a disability who may find it difficult, if not impossible, to use Public Transport – even where that is available. And in the current economic climate, with services often being reduced or even cancelled altogether, then having access to a car becomes ever more important.
Recognising the vital contribution that a car makes to enhancing the lives of those with a disability, the Motability charity has a long-established Car Scheme which enables disabled people to use part, or all, of their disability allowance to lease a brand new car.
The whole process of leasing a car through Motability could not be easier – there are no waiting lists, no credit checks or assessment procedures to go through. You do not even have to have a licence, as you can nominate two drivers – perhaps a relative or friend – while parents or carers can apply on behalf of a child aged 3 years or more.
Do you qualify for the Motability Car Scheme?
If you – or the person you care for - receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, then the answer is YES!