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IF you strug­gle to get about be­cause of a dis­abil­ity, the Mota­bil­ity scheme can help.

Mota­bil­ity has as­sisted around 32,000 peo­ple in North­ern Ire­land since its in­cep­tion, and there’s a lengthy list of tes­ti­mo­ni­als from peo­ple whose lives have been trans­formed as a re­sult.

Many peo­ple don’t re­alise they qual­ity for the pro­gramme, which is the UK’S largest mo­tor scheme for dis­abled peo­ple.

Mota­bil­ity can help peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties by of­fer­ing them the op­por­tu­nity and fi­nan­cial sup­port to own or lease a car.

It’s not just mo­tor cars that qual­ity for as­sis­tance un­der the scheme — Mota­bil­ity can also fi­nance pow­ered wheel­chairs and scoot­ers.

Let’s face it, ac­cess to a car or any pow­ered ve­hi­cle or mini-ve­hi­cle has the abil- ity to trans­form the lives of peo­ple who have dif­fi­cul­ties in get­ting around.

What many par­ents and car­ers may not know is that Mota­bil­ity also sup­ports those car­ing for a dis­abled child aged three or over.

And it also al­lows those who do not drive to ap­ply for a car as a pas­sen­ger.

They can even nom­i­nate two other peo­ple as their driv­ers, which can be a real help in get­ting to the doc­tor, chemist or other ap­point­ments, as well as leisure trips and shop­ping.

Mota­bil­ity UK is also an ex­pert in help­ing peo­ple get ad­vice on the com­pli­cated busi­ness of adapt­ing or con­vert­ing ve­hi­cles to the needs of dis­abled peo­ple.

Its bril­liant data­base of 400 adap­ta­tions is al­most bound to have some­thing that could help you. Many pop­u­lar adap­ta­tions come at no ex­tra cost.

Adapted ve­hi­cles can be a real game-changer — in­deed a life-saver — for peo­ple who re­quire wheel­chairs or spe­cialised equip­ment to help them get around.

You’d be amazed what en­gi­neers can do to cars to make them user-friendly for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties.

An­other bril­liant Mota­bil­ity de­vice is a sim­ple on­line car search tool at www. mota­bil­, which is de­signed to makes it easy to find and cre­ate a short­list of cars that suit your in­di­vid­ual life­style.

Cars are sup­plied via a net­work of lo­cal Mota­bil­ity Dealer Part­ners and many of the ve­hi­cles are avail­able sim­ply by cus­tomers trans­fer­ring their al­lowance to Mota­bil­ity for the pe­riod of the agree­ment.

A sin­gle, sim­ple monthly pay­ment cov­ers in­sur­ance, road tax, break­down cover, ser­vic­ing, tyre and wind­screen re­place­ment.

The most pop­u­lar op­tion for Mota­bil­ity cus­tomers is the con­tract hire of a new car, which of­fers worry-free mo­tor­ing at af­ford­able prices. Cus­tomers can choose a brand new car from a se­lec­tion of more than 2,000 mod­els, from the ma­jor man­u­fac­tur­ers, on a three or five-year lease.

The choice of ve­hi­cles avail­able in­cludes over 500 au­to­matic mod­els, more than 1,000 eco-friendly choices, in­clud­ing the first 100% elec­tric ve­hi­cle avail­able to lease through Mota­bil­ity — and around 450 cars avail­able with no ad­vance pay­ment.

A wide range of af­ford­able Wheel­chair Ac­ces­si­ble Ve­hi­cles ( WAVS) is also avail­able.

Any­one who re­ceives ei­ther higher rate mo­bil­ity com­po­nent of Dis­abil­ity Liv­ing Al­lowance, en­hanced rate mo­bil­ity com­po­nent of Per­sonal In­de­pen­dence Pay­ment, Armed Forces In­de­pen­dence Pay­ment or War Pen­sion­ers’ Mo­bil­ity Sup­ple­ment can ap­ply.

Many new Mota­bil­ity ve­hi­cles can be adapted to suit your needs, and of­ten at no ex­tra cost

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