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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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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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