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 it 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 enhance 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.