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About the ŠKODA Motability Scheme

The Motability Scheme enables people with a disability to lease a brand new car and have all the support they need to enjoy stress-free motoring. At Birchwood Ford, we are proud to provide a comprehensive service to Motability customers. Our dedicated Motability specialists can use their considerable expertise to guide you through every stage of the process, from determining eligibility to taking delivery of your brand new car.

If you have a disability and receive a government-funded mobility allowance, you are entitled to lease a car through the Motability Scheme. It works by using your weekly payment from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Veterans UK to pay for the lease on your Motability vehicle. Depending on the car that you choose, your mobility allowance may be fully used to cover the cost, or there may be some money left over each week. If this is the case, the remainder will be paid directly to you.

Motability Benefits at a Glance

The Motability lease offers comprehensive support for motorists with a disability. The weekly payment covers most running costs, including:

  • A brand new car every three years
  • Insurance from RAC Motability
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Aftersales servicing, maintenance and repairs
  • Many of the common adaptations

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Motability Offers

At Birchwood, we have a wide range of vehicles available to lease through the Motability Scheme. Many of our practical and stylish models are subject to exclusive Motability offer. View the range, from the popular Fiesta to the spacious C-Max, and the city friendly Ka to the adventurous Kuga, you'll find the right car to suit your needs on the Ford Motability Scheme.

Our competitive offers help your money go further, for example by enabling you to lease a desirable car without an advance payment.

We update our Motability offers regularly, so check the website to see the deals for Motability customers.

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Understanding the Scheme

The Motability Scheme is an independent not-for-profit organisation, which provides mobility solutions for people with disabilities.

It was established to provide disabled people with safe, reliable and affordable cars. Cars account for 99% of the Scheme's activities, with powered wheelchairs and scooters making up the remainder.

The Scheme works only because it brings together a number of essential elements:

  • The Government (Department for Work and Pensions and Veterans Agency)
  • Motability (the registered charity empowered by its Royal Charter)
  • Motability Operations (owned by the UK's largest banks), operating the car Schemes on a not-for-profit basis
  • route2mobility Ltd ("r2m"), a privately owned company which operates the powered wheelchair and scooter scheme
  • Manufacturers of cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Car dealers and dealers in powered wheelchairs and scooters
  • Specialist vehicle adaptation companies
  • Insurance and roadside assistance providers

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In the UK, over 1.5 million disabled people qualify for the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance and over 17,000 qualify for the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement. What a disabled person chooses to do with that money is entirely up to them. Currently, 400,000 disabled people have chosen to have their allowances paid to the Scheme to meet the cost of having a car, powered wheelchair or scooter through a contract hire or hire purchase arrangement.

Not only can you get a car on the scheme, but a wide range of adaptations and conversions can also be made to suit your individual needs. These include:

  • An adjustable steering column
  • Parking sensors
  • Start button ignition
  • Push-pull hand controls
  • Left-foot accelerators
  • An electric hoist to lift powered wheelchairs and scooters into the car
    Swivel seats
  • Easy release handbrakes
  • Pedal extensions
  • Steering wheel balls
  • Infrared controls

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Contact Us

To find out more about the Motability Scheme, follow the links below to find detail information on a range of different topics. You can also meet the team and find background information on our Motability Specialists to demonstrate their experience to give you the confidence and reassurance that our team can help you find your new Motability car.