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About the ŠKODA Motability Scheme


The Motability Scheme is a government initiative aimed at motorists with a disability. Those in receipt of one of the state mobility benefits can exchange their monthly allowance for a new vehicle. Among those manufacturers providing vehicles is ŠKODA, and we at Birchwood ŠKODA are pleased to be able to help drivers across the Eastbourne region secure the perfect model for their needs.

To be eligible for the scheme, you should currently be in receipt of either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA); Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP); War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS); or Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), and have at least 12 months’ of your allowance remaining.


Motability Benefits at a Glance

The benefits of Motability are vast and include:

  • A new car every three years
  • RAC Motability insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Servicing, maintenance and vehicle repairs
  • Any necessary adaptations

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Motability Offers

We’re delighted to offer a selection of ŠKODA vehicles as part of the Motability Scheme, and regularly introduce special offers to help your monthly allowance go further. These special offers include models with NIL deposit to be paid or reduced rates of monthly repayments. Take a look at our latest offers today or get in touch with our Motability experts for more details. 


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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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Adaptations

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

Get in touch with the Motability specialists at our Birchwood ŠKODA dealership today. We’ll be happy to support you throughout the full application process and secure the best model for you.