Motability is a charity that helps people get mobile. They run the Motability Scheme, which lets you spend all or part of your higher rate disability benefit on hiring a scooter, power wheelchair, or car.
The scheme is open to anyone who receives
You can lease a car, a Wheelchair Assisted Vehicle (WAV), a mobility scooter, or a power chair through the Motability Scheme. You can find more information about leasing a car here.
Motability also provides means-tested grants to cover the costs of vehicle adaptations or advance payments.
You can hire a scooter or power chair from just £12.50 a week. This price includes:
Your lease lasts for three years, at which point you return your scooter or wheelchair and (provided you decide to renew) receive a brand new one to replace it!
There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re choosing a mobility device. From the initial choice between a chair and a scooter to the question of which brand and model, it can be hard to know where to start!
As Motability partners, our Snowdrop staff receive regular training and updates so that we can expertly assess your needs and help you find the right product for your lifestyle.
We can bring a selection of scooters or chairs to your home. This is a great chance for you to try some out, and for us to see what’s best suited to you, your lifestyle and your home. Then, together, we’ll decide on the very best match for you.
On top of the lease scheme, which costs around 40% less than retail lease agreements, Motability can provide grants to cover the cost of advance payments and vehicle adaptations. This makes it a great way to save money.
But while the scheme is a good way to keep costs down, the main reason people like Motability is that it’s completely hassle-free.
Your payment won’t change while you’re on the scheme, and you don’t have to worry about anything once you’re set up. If anything goes wrong, Motability covers repairs, maintenance and servicing.
Applications are made through dealers who are partnered with Motability – like, for example, Snowdrop Independent Living! Here’s what to do if you’re interested in leasing a scooter or a wheelchair on the Motability scheme: