Information in the “Motoring” Category
MASIS Motor Vehicle Scheme
Motor vehicles can be obtained by disabled people, their nominated drivers, friends and families and since the introduction of Personal Independence Payments (PIP) the facility may prove of additional help to disabled people who have lost their entitlement to the government supported motoring scheme.
Wholesale Car Company
Wholesale Car Company based in Derbyshire provide a wide range of WAV’s (Wheelchair Adapted Vehicles). Their stock mainly consists of Ex-Motability vehicles or “one-owner” vehicles.
All vehicles come with a 12 months comprehensive warranty.
Chartwell Insurance, are specialists in the disabled insurance sector. Their experts understand the needs of those living with a disability and can find the most appropriate policies for them. They are now working in partnership with the Mobility and Support Information Service (MASIS).
Research Institute for Consumer Affairs (RICA)
RICA is a national independent consumer research charity providing free, practical and unbiased reports for older and disabled people.
RICA provides information on Public Transport, Family Cars, Mobility Scooters and information specifically for disabled motorists.Read More
Vehicles For People With Mobility Problems
If you have mobility problems, you need to choose a suitable car or vehicle carefully. You may need adaptations for a vehicle to be suitable for your needs.
This page explains what you need to think about if you have a disability and are choosing a car.Visit Website
Minibus World is a leading UK manufacturer of bespoke 3 to 17 seat wheelchair accessible minibuses which are ideal for the education, care, charity and community transport sectors. Our CanDrive EasyOn accessible minibus has been designed specifically to be driven on a car licence with outright purchase or leasing options available on popular models including Peugeot Boxers and Ford Transits.
The National Association for Bikers with a Disability (NABD)
The NABD was set up in April 1991 by six bikers from Stockport and Manchester who would not accept the idea that disabled people could not ride motorcycles, scooters, sidecar outfits, trikes or quad-cycles.
The NABD is regularly consulted on issues relating to disabled motorcycling by the DVLA, DfT, VOSA, DSA, and the Highways Agency.Visit Website
Diverse Road Safety
DRS works pro-actively with disadvantaged, vulnerable and disabled people facilitating personal development, independence and life skills through professional training and specialist advocacy services in all aspects of driving, mobility and road safety.
Click read more below for further information.Read More
Over the past 38 years, the Motability Scheme has helped over 4 million people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
If you are looking for a scooter or powered wheelchair, choose the one that best suits your needs from a wide range of products.Visit Website
The Blue Badge Scheme
Most people know or are at least aware of the Blue Badge Scheme. The Blue Badge Scheme provides on-street parking concessions for badge holders who travel either as drivers or passengers.
AnyVan.com is a transport marketplace which matches customers who need goods moved with man and van, courier, delivery and removal companies already travelling to/in those areas.
Save up to 75% compared to standard delivery costs, visit their website today to get a price for moving your items.Visit Website
Disabled Drivers VAT Relief
This guidance tells you what you need to know about purchasing adapted vehicles free of VAT if you are a disabled wheelchair user planning to buy an adapted vehicle, or looking to purchase a vehicle on behalf of a wheelchair user.
Please visit the .gov.uk website for further information.Visit Website
Regional Driving Assessment Centre (RDAC)
RDAC help people maintain independence through mobility, they are dedicated to helping disabled people of all ages and the elderly maintain their independent mobility safely and to help those travelling as passengers in vehicles and their carers’.Read More