If you find that your ability to walk is deteriorating, you might be thinking about getting yourself a mobility scooter. These are designed to help people remain mobile and maintain their independence, as well as their quality of life.
In this guide, we take a closer look at the provision of mobility scooters, some of the schemes that could be available to you, and how you can buy your own mobility scooter.
Unfortunately, the NHS and social services don’t provide outdoor electric mobility scooters. But it’s possible to purchase scooters at affordable prices, or to rent them through a number of different schemes.
The Motability scheme helps disabled people to remain mobile by leasing a brand-new mobility scooter in exchange for their Government-funded mobility allowance. It can also be used to lease a car or powered wheelchair.
The least means you can use your Motability scooter for three years, and you’ll return it when your agreement comes to an end. If you wish, you can decide to lease another mobility scooter after the initial three-year period has expired.
In order to be eligible for the Motability scheme, you’ll receive one of these mobility allowances – and you’ll need to have a minimum of 12 months’ award length remaining:
If you want to check your eligibility, click here. Remember, if you’re a parent, you can also apply for the Motability scheme on behalf of your child if they receive one of the mobility allowances listed above. However, it’s important to keep in mind that some products aren’t suitable for all ages.
Keep in mind that Motability (or your Motability dealer) will carry out an assessment of your needs before you can order your mobility scooter. They’ll also conduct a home assessment, in order to make sure you’ll be able to safely store the products you want.
Planning on using your mobility scooter around your home? Motability (or your Motability dealer) will also come and check that it’s possible to do so and that you have enough room to manoeuvre your scooter safely and easily.
With this in mind, it’s important to do your research beforehand, so you have an idea of what you want and how it will meet your requirements. That way, you can make a well-informed decision, and be confident that your mobility scooter will meet your needs.
The alternative (if you have the finances available) is to buy a mobility scooter outright. Here at Fenetic Wellbeing, you’ll find an excellent selection of brand-new mobility scooters, available at affordable prices. We understand the importance of maintaining independence when you have mobility issues, and we’re dedicated to ensuring we offer a mobility scooter to meet every need.
Explore our latest range of mobility scooters and find your perfect fit today.