This scheme offers good rates for contract hire and hire purchase of cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters for people with a disability. Anyone who receives the higher rate of the Mobility Component of DLA that has twelve months to run can apply, including children. If no-one in the family drives, a parent can still apply for a car on behalf of their child and nominate someone else as driver.
For more information tel: 0845 4564566 or visit the Motability website
If your child needs to travel in the car in their wheelchair then ensure you seek specialist advice before purchasing the car. The motability web site provides a guide to adaptation, or other advice is available from the Wrightington Mobility Centre .