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Emma’s Early Birthday Present from Cartwright

Today is a special day for Emma Renshaw- she is turning 27 and as part of the celebrations is heading out in her new wheelchair accessible vehicle from Cartwright Mobility.

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VW Caddy with rear wheelchair access

Eight Reasons to Love the VW Caddy WAV

The new rear passenger Volkswagen Caddy WAV is now available to lease on the Motability Scheme and to celebrate its launch we’ve put together our top eight reasons to love this vehicle.

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Driving adaptions funded through the Access to Work Scheme

What is the Access to Work Scheme?

Access to Work is a government programme that provides assistance for disabled people who are about to start or return to a job, or who need additional equipment or support to stay in work.

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Wheelchair accessible taxis are hard to find

Getting Home from the Christmas Party

By Simon Minty When I had a proper job, one of the annual highlights was the work Christmas party. A chance to let your hair down, eat and perhaps drink a little too much. However there was always an anxiousness for me. Not so much would I make a fool of myself or a kiss […]

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Wes with his new Ford Transit Custom WAV

Custom-designed WAV for Hull FC superfan

Players at Hull FC have come together with Cartwright Mobility and Stoneacre Ford to hand over a custom-designed wheelchair accessible vehicle to one of the Club’s biggest fans. Nine of the first team players from the Rugby League Club surprised lifetime supporter, Wes Trowell, with the keys to his new Ford Transit Custom at their […]

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Vehicle adaptations make driving possible again

What is the Nearly New WAV Scheme?

Did you know that you can choose to lease a nearly new wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) through the Motability Scheme? A nearly new WAV is less than three years old and has usually been returned to Motability because of a change in the owner’s circumstances which means the vehicle is no longer suitable. With lower […]

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Motability Ford WAVs available to lease from Cartwright Mobility

Exclusive Motability Event from Ford

Visitors to Stoneacre in York will have the opportunity to see some of the most popular Ford wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) at an exclusive three-day event to showcase its range of Motability approved vehicles. From Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October, Cartwright Mobility will be exhibiting two of its Ford WAVs at the dealership in […]

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How important is size when choosing a WAV?

Does Size Really Matter When Buying a WAV?

Does size really matter? Well, it depends who you ask but when it comes to choosing your next wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) we think size really should matter. In fact for some people it is the most important thing on their ‘must have’ list for a family car. When measuring up your next vehicle consider […]

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Automatic transmission

Automatic vs Manual – Choosing Your WAV

Just as when purchasing any vehicle, choosing an automatic or a manual transmission wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) is largely a matter of personal driving preference. If you are going to be the passenger in the vehicle, you should consult with the person who will normally be driving it. Ask if they have a preference and […]

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Ford Transit Custom PHEV

Ford’s Plan for a Hybrid Transit Custom

Alternatively fueled cars are becoming more mainstream as big manufacturers join the clean air initiative with their range of electric vehicles. But will we see the same cars available as wheelchair accessible vehicles? At the moment choice is limited with no hybrids listed on the Motability Scheme and only four electric vehicles – all versions […]

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Getting a WAV through Motability

How do I get a WAV on the Motability Scheme ?

The Motability Scheme offers an affordable way to lease a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). If you receive a higher rate mobility allowance then you could be entitled to lease a new or used WAV for up to five years through the Government-backed Scheme. In exchange for your allowance you will get a comprehensive motoring package […]

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White WC sign attached to a tree

Planning your Route for Accessible Toilets

By Phil Friend How many of you reading this think about the cutlery you might use when you go out for a meal? The chances are you’ll be much more interested in the menu, the prices, the people you’re eating with and the restaurant’s ambiance. A similar situation arises when considering going to the seaside […]

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