Week 1 – Motability

To kick off the month we’ll be starting with our Motability week from the 4th-10th of April. Motability is a government-backed initiative with the sole aim of enhancing the lives of disabled people across the UK by providing comprehensive transportation solutions along with charitable grant programmes, enabling and empowering the people who require their support the most to acquire a vehicle with insurance and all other cover included through their Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

During the Motability week, we will be treated to a welcomed visit from the Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball team; who have an exciting activity planned for all to take part in. You will have the opportunity to shoot some hoops from a wheelchair, giving you the chance to experience the game from their perspective. They’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have about what their experience has been like with the Motability Scheme.

Please stop by and have a few shots at the hoop, it’s so much fun, we can vouch for it, we’ve tried and don’t worry about missing out! The Sussex Bears Wheelchair Basketball Team will be visiting the following dealerships:

  • Ford Eastbourne on Monday 04 April
  • Skoda Eastbourne on Tuesday 05 April
  • Kia Eastbourne on Tuesday 06 April
  • Kia Washington on Thursday 07 April
  • Skoda Chichester on Friday 08 April

In addition, we’re doing our part in raising the profile of Motability, helping spread the positive endeavours they continue to do in the field, and in educating the public on the matter, on the Wednesday 6th we will be hosting Lorna from Care For The Carers, a Charity based in Eastbourne with the purpose of providing support to unpaid carers in East Sussex, giving the people who look after our friends, family, and neighbours outstanding practical and emotional assistance, by offering a range of services to aid social care professionals. A member of Care for the Carers team will be joining us in our Eastbourne office to educate and enlighten on the work they do and the people they care for, visit us and gain first-hand knowledge/awareness on the work they do for the people around us.

Further your knowledge, browse through the daily release of our topical blogs surrounding/about our league topping team with a different subject relating to disability awareness being discussed each day during the week, get behind the home team and get insights on the players, what the team gets up too and the work they do.