Motability Scheme

Motability Scheme

The Motability Scheme allows you to exchange some, or all of your higher rate mobility allowance for a scooter, power wheelchair, car or wheelchair assisted vehicle.

To find out more, please visit Motability Scheme’s website.


To be eligible for the scheme, you need to be in receipt of one of these benefits:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

Your lease will be paid directly by the DWP, saving you any time and stress with bills or payments. Your lease lasts for three years, at which point, when you return your scooter or wheelchair and (provided you decide to renew) receive a brand new one to replace it.


Scooter lease starts from £12.50 a week and includes:

  • Servicing
  • Maintenance
  • Insurance
  • Tyre and battery replacement
  • Breakdown assistance

Interested in leasing a power chair or a scooter?

Arrange a visit to your local Snowdrop showroom where our friendly, knowledgeable staff will take the time to assess your needs and requirements in depth to find the right mobility solution for you. We can even bring a few to your home for you to try!

Once you’ve made your decision, we’ll process your Motability Scheme application.

Read more about the scooters in our range here.

Small Scooters
Light and easy to transport, these scooters usually dismantle into a few parts to allow you to stow it in a car boot.
Medium Scooters
Generally sturdier and able to transport more weight than small scooters, medium scooters can travel at speeds of up to 6mph.
Large - Road Scooters
Suitable for longer distances and rougher surfaces, these scooters can carry between 20 to 30 stone (up to a maximum of 250kg) in passenger weight.
Powered wheelchairs
These powered wheelchairs come fitted with standard seats and controls, although they will vary between individual models. Many models will fold or dismantle to allow you to transport them in a car.
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