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The benefits of ride-upfront WAVs

Ride up front wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs) allow wheelchair users to sit ‘shotgun’ in the front passenger seat alongside the driver, while sitting in their wheelchair. The vehicle is adapted with a ramp or lift to load the wheelchair and a space beside the driver, fitted with straps, so that the wheelchair can be easily […]

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Our Top 10 WAV Travel Tips

For disabled people, such as those who use mobility aids like wheelchairs, travel can take some extra planning to ensure that they get to where they need to go, have a successful trip, and can travel in safety and comfort. While travelling with a disability, or with a disabled person, can pose its extra challenges, […]

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Testing out vehicle adaptations for disabled people at a Driving Assessment Centre

Can people in wheelchairs drive cars and can they travel as a passenger? Yes! – People with all sorts of physical disabilities can drive vehicles, including many who use mobility aids such as wheelchairs. Of course, people use wheelchairs for a variety of reasons; many people who use wheelchairs are not totally unable to walk […]

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Car insurance and car tax exemption for disabled people

Have you purchased your Motability vehicle and are wondering what the next steps will be to get on the road? Let’s take a look at everything you need to know about ensuring your vehicle is road safe including tax exemption and tax reduction, as well as insuring your vehicle. Who can drive a Motability car? […]

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Going to university as a disabled student

Accessibility at university is a big concern for disabled students who are about to embark on the next stage in their academic journey. As with navigating many other public spaces, there’s always the worry that your new university won’t be able to meet your accessibility needs and you won’t be able to share the same […]

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What can my Motability car be used for?

So, you’re thinking of getting a Motability vehicle and you want to know what you can use it for… The aim of the Motability Scheme is to help provide disabled people with access to a personal vehicle. So, to ensure that this vehicle is being used for its intended purpose, there are some rules to […]

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Getting a WAV with PIP/DLA on the Motability Scheme

Can I get a mobility car? If you receive a government allowance for your disability, you might be entitled to lease a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) or another accessible vehicle through the Motability Scheme. When you’re looking into disability vehicles for the first time, the process can seem stressful – especially if you’re trying to […]

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Everything you need to know about using a Blue Badge

What is a Blue Badge? A Blue Badge is a certificate that you can display in your vehicle’s window to show that you’re entitled to park in disabled parking spaces and other places non-disabled people are otherwise not allowed to park. Blue Badges are an absolute necessity for disabled drivers and passengers who benefit from […]

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A History of the Motability Scheme

What is the Motability Scheme? The Motability Scheme, run by the charity Motability, helps disabled people access affordable and convenient vehicle leases. With the Motability Scheme you can lease a car, a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV), a scooter, or a powered wheelchair. How did the Motability Scheme come to be? Before the scheme was introduced, […]

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What’s included in the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme allows you to exchange all or part of your higher rate mobility allowance to lease a car, WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle), scooter, or powered wheelchair to help make travel more accessible. What makes the Motability Scheme so amazing is that it includes a lot of things that would otherwise take a lot […]

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How to use a WAV safely

  What is a WAV vehicle and why is this important? A WAV is a wheelchair accessible vehicle. WAVs are vehicles specifically converted to allow them to accommodate a wheelchair so that disabled people can travel without having to get in and out of their wheelchair. WAVs allow wheelchair users to enter the vehicle using […]

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Hidden Disabilities Sunflower card

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards: what are they for and who can wear them?

The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower – a discreet symbol indicating that the wearer has a disability that may not be visible – is now recognised in several countries around the globe after being launched in the UK in 2016. The aim of the Sunflower is to communicate to staff and members of the public that the […]

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