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Where in the UK has the best wheelchair access?

Wheelchair accessibility isn’t a checklist – it’s a mindset. It’s simply not enough to add raised platforms at train stations, disabled-friendly toilet facilities at work and ramps to public buildings. While these are good places to start, we need to start reconsidering how we approach development. The UK is home to around 1.2 million wheelchair […]

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The guide to buying a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for the first time

Buying your first wheelchair-accessible vehicle can often be an overwhelming experience. You’ve decided the time is right, but that’s only the first step. Soon you’re bombarded with brochures, sifting through details on dozens of models and makes – it’s enough to make anyone dizzy. We’ve put together a useful guide to buying your first wheelchair-accessible […]

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VW Caddy WAV interior

The importance of test-driving a wheelchair-accessible vehicle

You’ve shortlisted the wheelchair-accessible vehicles that you think fit the bill – so what’s next? A test drive is an essential part of buying a WAV – not just for driver, but for everyone who will be using the vehicle. It’s not until you’re in the vehicle that you start to get a feel for […]

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Recognising and combating ableism at work

What is ableism? We see it in showbiz with non-disabled actors playing disabled roles. We see it in activism with Greta Thunberg sounding off against politicians who use her diagnosis of autism to invalidate her efforts to tackle climate change. We see it in employment figures with disabled women being “more than twice as likely […]

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How are government rail plans impacting disabled commuters?

Overcrowding, cancellations and delays have plagued commuters this summer, with reports that 114 passengers a day were unable to board some Northern services. With trains running at total capacity, unreliable departure times and no sign of an end to the commuter chaos, where does this leave disabled passengers? Promising a better rail network The idea […]

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Vehicle adaptations make driving possible again

Choosing between a new wheelchair-accessible vehicle or adaptations

On the road again With mobility options ranging from simple vehicle adaptations helping you get from A to B with ease, to state-of-the-art wheelchair-accessible vehicles (or WAVs) designed with the safety and comfort of wheelchair users in mind – it’s never been easier to get out and about, whatever your mobility needs may be.

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Motability The Big Event

Motability’s Summer of Events 2019

It’s another busy summer of events for showcasing the latest and greatest Motability Scheme wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). We’re pleased to say that this year we’re involved in three of the events that will take place in Birmingham, Exeter and Harrogate.

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Thrilled Customer Picks up New WAV

Everton Superfan is Thrilled with his Blue WAV

When it was time for Chris Howgate to choose his next wheelchair accessible vehicle at the top of his “must have” list was the colour… it had to be blue. Avid fans of Everton FC, Chris and his family spent over a year looking for the right vehicle to suit them and when they found […]

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Chris Davison hands over the keys to a new Ford WAV.

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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Manual folding ramp on a Ford Tourneo Custom WAV

Five Reasons to Choose the Ford Tourneo Custom WAV

We think the Ford Tourneo Custom is great; it combines the best features of a high-end family car with the roomy interior of a bigger vehicle. But there’s more to it than that so we’ve put together five reasons for choosing the Ford Tourneo Custom for your next wheelchair accessible vehicle. space 1. Cheaper than […]

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