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How Can I Get A Mobility Scooter?

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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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Motability Scheme

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:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

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.

Access to Work Scheme

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.

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Charity funding

If you don’t qualify for support from the government, charitable organisations may be able to provide a helping hand. Take a look below.

  • Shopmobility – a service dedicated to helping people with mobility issues get around town and city centres independently. A wide range of manually-propelled and battery-powered wheelchairs and scooters are available through this scheme across the UK. Booking is advised, so make sure you get in touch with your local Shopmobility service to arrange.
  • Royal British Legion – If you or a family member has served in the Armed Forces, the Royal British Legion charity could offer financial support. They use Immediate Needs Grants to help individuals, including funding towards mobility scooters.

Discounted mobility scooters

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.

  • As with buying any vehicle, you need to make sure your choice is the best fit for your needs. You can take your pick from mini portable scooters that fit in the boot of a car to mid-range mobility scooters and even fully road-legal models.
  • If you’d like to talk to our team about your options, just give us a call, and we can discuss our range with you. All our mobility scooters come with a full 12-month warranty, and delivery is free of charge.

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.

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