Mobility scooters can make a huge difference if you’re disabled, elderly or have difficulty getting out and about. For example, if you don’t require a wheelchair, they can help you visit friends and family nearby or take a trip to the shops.
For many, having a mobility scooter means remaining mobile and independent. It can give you a real sense of freedom that you just couldn’t have otherwise. Whatever particular mobility issues you have, there are all kinds of options available to suit a wide variety of needs. So let’s find out how you can help finance your very own mobility scooter today.
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The Motability Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation that enabling people with disabilities to hire or hire-purchase a mobility scooter in exchange for their mobility allowance. To be eligible for the Motability Scheme, you must receive one of the mobility allowances listed below:
If you’re a parent of a child in receipt of one of these mobility allowances, you can apply for the Motability scheme on their behalf. Bear in mind that some products may not be appropriate for all ages.
If you’re trying to lead a normal working life despite accessibility issues, then electric mobility scooters can prove invaluable. In this instance, government support is available to help cover leasing costs – and help you get to and from work.
If you’re aged over 16 and on a work trial, starting a new job, self-employed or want to attend an interview, the Access to Work scheme could help you pay for a mobility scooter. Contributions are assessed on an individual basis, and you can talk through your options with your local Jobcentre Plus. Alternatively, you can visit the official online government website.
If you don’t qualify for support from the government, charitable organisations may be able to provide a helping hand. Take a look below.
Fenetic Wellbeing is home to a wide range of brand-new mobility scooters at affordable prices. We’re dedicated to making sure there’s a mobility scooter for everyone because we understand how much you value your freedom.
With your very own mobility scooter to hand, whenever you need it, you’ll have the transport you need for increased independence for many years to come.