Vehicle adaptations make driving possible again

New vs Used WAVs – How to Know What to Buy

Finding the right wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) can be tough. There are many options to choose from on the market and lots of things to take into account. From finding the right adaptations to suit your specific needs to finding something that’s affordable and within your budget, there’s a lot for you  to consider. One […]

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Wheelchair access in supermarkets – is it good enough?

One of the many things that the challenges of 2020 have taught us is that the supermarket is firmly at the centre of British life.  For many people, suddenly having to grapple with planning your entire day around doing the big shop, with a high chance of discomfort while you’re there, was a new and […]

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High street shops still lacking accessibility for wheelchairs

Despite the Equality Act placing a duty on shops to make reasonable adjustments to ensure their services are accessible, wheelchair users are still being denied access. Now, as lockdown restrictions are eased and businesses scramble to get back on track, it’s revealed that “retailers that have reopened could be excluding as many as one in […]

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Spotlight: VW Caddy

At Cartwright Mobility, our love of Ford vehicles for wheelchair conversions is well documented – and they do indeed make up most of our range.  But not all of our catalogue rolls off the Ford assembly line – so in this blog we want to shine our spotlight on another car manufacturer that makes fantastic […]

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The Carony Classic from Autoadapt

Buying a WAV as a Disabled Driver or Disabled Passenger

Buying a car is always about trying to balance the needs of the whole family – the full passenger contingent, the daily commutes and leisure activities, and so much more.  When it comes to choosing an accessible vehicle as a disabled driver, or for a passenger with a disability, making sure all these needs are […]

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Nationwide wide home demonstrations on WAVs

Eight ways to become an ally against ableism – Disability Awareness

The recent spike in activism and civil rights advocacy has opened the minds of many and encouraged many more to better educate themselves on the history, the lives and the experiences of others. While it’s encouraging to see people lending their voices to help advocate for civil rights, sometimes your voice can drown out the […]

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Our vehicles in review: Ford Transit Custom Vs Ford Tourneo Custom

At Cartwright Mobility, we take great pride in our core range of vehicles. They come highly recommend as a fantastic option for someone seeking a wheelchair accessible vehicle. However, no vehicle is a one-size-fits-all solution. We know everyone has a huge range of personal preferences when it comes to choosing a car or van, and […]

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Elap V40 Hoist

Choosing between a wheelchair ramp, lift or hoist for your car

If you’ve ever struggled to find a proper wheelchair solution for your car – and they can be hard to find – then you might be surprised to learn just how many options you have once you find the right supplier. Something as simple as getting in and out of the car is an essential […]

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Commuting with a disability: A review of rail accessibility in 2020

There are two sets of regulations in the UK that said all rail vehicles were to be fully accessible by the first of January 2020. They’re called the Railways (Interoperability) Regulations 2011, and the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2010 (RVAR). And, surprise surprise, many train operators in the UK have missed these deadlines, with the […]

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Empty shelving at a supermarket due to stockpilers in the pandemic

Living with disabilities: The dangers of Coronavirus, panic buying and reduced access to care

Coronavirus – or Covid-19 – has quickly become a global concern, disrupting businesses, families and the day-to-day life for millions of people.

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Cartwright Mobility

COVID-19 Update

Following the introduction of further government restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to temporarily close our Belton manufacturing site. We will take our lead from the government and re assess the situation in 3 weeks. This decision will support the wellbeing and safety of our families and customers, we hope […]

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Getting a WAV through Motability

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Reviews

Shopping for wheelchair-accessible vehicles should be as exciting as buying any other car, but with so many options and varying opinions on makes and models before you even get to the accessibility features, it can also feel a little overwhelming. Sieving through the endless reviews of family-sized vehicles can feel like a challenge in itself, so we thought we’d save you time and do a little digging.

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