Motor vehicles can be obtained by disabled people, their nominated drivers, friends and families and since the introduction of Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
The facility may prove of additional help to disabled people who have lost their entitlement to the government supported motoring scheme.
For further assistance please complete the contact form giving as much information as possible about the type of vehicle required.
Chartwell Insurance, are specialists in the disabled insurance sector. Their experts understand the needs of those living with a disability and can find the most appropriate policies for them. They are now working in partnership with the Mobility and Support Information Service (MASIS).
RICA is a national independent consumer research charity providing free, practical and unbiased reports for older and disabled people.
RICA provides information on Public Transport, Family Cars, Mobility Scooters and information specifically for disabled motorists.
Minibus World is a leading UK manufacturer of bespoke 3 to 17 seat wheelchair accessible minibuses which are ideal for the education, care, charity and community transport sectors. Our CanDrive EasyOn accessible minibus has been designed specifically to be driven on a car licence with outright purchase or leasing options available on popular models including Peugeot Boxers and Ford Transits.
The NABD was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, sidecar outfits, trikes or quad-cycles.
The NABD is regularly consulted on issues relating to disabled motorcycling by the DVLA, DfT, VOSA, DSA, and the Highways Agency.
Motability is a UK wide scheme that enables disabled people to exchange part of certain entitlements / benefits for a car, WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle), scooter or power chair. In this video I speak about the car and WAV options of the scheme, how it works, who is entitled to use Motability and our experiences of it. I don't have any affiliation with Motability and have not received anything from them in return for this video. The opinions are my own.
Jenny Trott 2019 01 16th
DRS works pro-actively with disadvantaged, vulnerable and disabled people facilitating personal development, independence and life skills through professional training and specialist advocacy services in all aspects of driving, mobility and road safety.
Over the past 38 years, the Motability Scheme has helped over 4 million people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
If you are looking for a scooter or powered wheelchair, choose the one that best suits your needs from a wide range of products.
Most people know or are at least aware of the Blue Badge Scheme. The Blue Badge Scheme provides on-street parking concessions for badge holders who travel either as drivers or passengers.
Please click "read more" below to find out further information or click our logo to visit the Blue Badge Scheme website for further information.
AnyVan.com is a transport marketplace which matches customers who need goods moved with man and van, courier, delivery and removal companies already travelling to/in those areas.
Save up to 75% compared to standard delivery costs, visit their website today to get a price for moving your items.
This guidance tells you what you need to know about purchasing adapted vehicles free of VAT if you are a disabled wheelchair user planning to buy an adapted vehicle, or looking to purchase a vehicle on behalf of a wheelchair user.
Please visit the .gov.uk website for further information.
RDAC help people maintain independence through mobility, they are dedicated to helping disabled people of all ages and the elderly maintain their independent mobility safely and to help those travelling as passengers in vehicles and their carers’.
The aftermath of a road crash is devastating. We help bereaved families cope and build resilience through peer support, our local group network, befriending service and trauma support programmes. We also provide information guides on navigating the justice system and help with seeking fair compensation for bereaved families and seriously injured victims.
See & Scoot is a training resource for mobility scooter users. The purpose of the training is to highlight the hazards which mobility scooter users may encounter whilst out on the roads. The 20 minute video should be useful for both new and existing users. It was developed by the Transport Research in Psychology group at Nottingham Trent University as part of a two year research grant from the Road Safety Trust. This research featured on BBC Breakfast and you can see their video of our research in action here.
Unlike other training resources, its creation was informed by the views of mobility scooter users though a large questionnaire study, face to face interviews, and recording users as they drove around a city centre. It therefore is supported by an evidence base of research (see below) that explores what users see as the main hazards and how to negotiate these.
Also unique is that the training resource uses real life footage filmed from a scooter user’s perspective as they drove around a designated route in Nottingham City Centre. This creates a better understanding of how the hazards identified feel to a scooter user.
The video is available to be viewed free of charge. All that is required is to fill out some details asked for using the link. You are also welcome to use the video for training purposes. Again, we ask that you provide the details of the recipient of the training.
We hope that you find See & Scoot helpful and informative.