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What To Do Going Abroad With A Mobility Scooter

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Planning a trip abroad as a mobility scooter user requires a little more planning than normal - but having a mobility scooter to use to get out and about should only offer a greater level of independence.If you’re planning on travelling abroad soon and are trying to decide whether or not to bring your mobility scooter with you (or perhaps rent one at your destination), this guide covers a few key points of information and tips to consider. Travelling with a mobility scooter by plane If you are planning to travel abroad by plane, your first task should be to...

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Using your Mobility Scooter on Public Transport

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Many people who use mobility aids choose to use their own cars to get out and about, but sometimes, using public transport is unavoidable. Anyone who has used a mobility scooter or wheelchair on public transport before knows only too well that this can be a stressful and difficult experience, so we’ve covered a few best practices to reduce that hassle when you next go out.First, before you leave the house make sure you do all the usual checks on your mobility scooter aid: Batteries fully charged Tyres pumped up Planned your journey Packed a bag with any accessories (rain...

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Finding A Car Suitable For Your Mobility Scooter

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A mobility scooter can provide independence and freedom for many people with mobility issues or disabilities, whether you’re using your scooter for a trip to the local shops or taking it further afield to enjoy a ramble around the countryside.For most people using mobility scooters, travelling further distances to friends, family, and to other attractions requires the ability to fit your mobility scooter in your car boot.While there are some car models with large enough boots to be adapted to suit a mobility scooter user (for example, this post highlights a few cars designed with high roofs and flat boots...

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How To Keep Your Mobility Scooter In Good Working Condition For Longer

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A mobility scooter can change your life if you have mobility problems, providing greater levels of independence and freedom whether you just need your scooter for trips out to the local shops, or you’re using it to travel further afield as well. As you may know, a mobility scooter is no small investment, and a breakdown can result in costly repairs not to mention the temporary loss of independence while it is being repaired or replaced.For these reasons, keeping your mobility scooter in good condition is important to ensure you really get the most of your scooter's lifetime.A poorly cared...

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Motability Scheme

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What is the Motability scheme? The Motability Scheme was set up by the registered charity, Motability, to support disabled people and their families with safe and reliable access to mobility. Through the scheme, anyone with a qualifying benefit can use the Motability scheme to lease a car, wheelchair accessible vehicle, mobility scooter, or powered wheelchair. How does the Motability scheme work? The Motability Scheme provides disabled people with the ability to exchange their mobility allowance to lease one of the vehicles listed above.Qualifying benefits that could make you eligible for this scheme include:: Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living...

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