How to Save Money with the Motability Scheme: A Comprehensive Guide for Mobility Scooter or Powerchair Users

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Mobility scooters are more than just a means of transport; they provide independence and freedom for many individuals. However, the cost of owning and maintaining one can be daunting. This is where the Motability Scheme can make a significant difference. In this blog post, we'll explore how the Motability Scheme can help you save money while ensuring you have access to the best mobility aids available.

Introduction to the Motability Scheme

The Motability Scheme is designed to help individuals with disabilities lease a new car, scooter, or powered wheelchair using their government-funded mobility allowance. Here at Countrywide Mobility, we are proud to be a registered and accredited Motability scooter and powered wheelchair supplier, staffed with qualified Motability assessors ready to assist you. Call us on 01905 29950 to find out more.

You can visit us in store or, if you live in Worcestershire or the surrounding counties, we can bring a range of products to your home for you to choose from.

Benefits of the Motability Scheme

  • Financial Assistance: The scheme allows you to exchange your mobility allowance to lease a new scooter or powered wheelchair.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: All-inclusive packages often cover insurance, servicing, and maintenance, reducing the financial burden on users.
  • Wide Range of Choices: Access to a variety of mobility scooters or powered wheelchair tailored to different needs and preferences.


Understanding the Eligibility Criteria

To benefit from the Motability Scheme, you need to meet certain eligibility criteria. Here's a breakdown:

Who Can Qualify?

  • Individuals receiving the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Those receiving the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Recipients of the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Individuals receiving the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Application Process

  • Check Eligibility: Verify that you meet the criteria mentioned above.
  • Choose Your Scooter or Powered Wheelchair: Visit our showroom here in Worcester or browse our online range to select the mobility product that best suits your needs.
  • Home assessment: We will visit your home with selected models to establish storage and demonstrate around the area you live.
  • Submit Your Application: We'll cover all the paperwork for you.
  • Approval and Delivery: Once approved and scooters or powered wheelchair is available, we'll deliver your new product to your doorstep, ready for use.

The Range of Mobility Scooters or Powered Wheelchair Available

Here at Countrywide Mobility, we offer a diverse range of mobility scooters through the Motability Scheme. Here's an overview of the types available:

Road 6 or 8mph

Designed for longer journeys and varied terrains, road products offer robust performance and enhanced comfort. They come equipped with advanced features such as larger wheels, better suspension, and extended battery life.

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Powered Wheelchairs

Pavement 4mph

Ideal for shorter trips and everyday use, pavement 4mph products are compact and easy to manoeuvre. They provide a comfortable ride on smooth surfaces and are perfect for navigating urban environments.

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Powered Wheelchairs


For those who need a product that can be easily transported, these lightweight and foldable models are perfect. They can be quickly disassembled or folded to fit into the trunk of a car, making them ideal for travel.

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Powered Wheelchairs

How the Scheme Saves You Money

One of the most significant advantages of the Motability Scheme is the potential for cost savings. Here's a detailed breakdown of how the scheme can help you save money:

Leasing vs. Buying

Leasing a mobility scooter through the Motability Scheme can be more cost-effective than purchasing one outright. The scheme covers many costs that would otherwise be out-of-pocket expenses:

  • Insurance: Comprehensive coverage protects you against theft, damage, and third-party liability.
  • Maintenance: Regular servicing and maintenance are included, ensuring your scooter remains in top condition without additional costs.
  • Repairs and Breakdown Assistance: The scheme includes repair services and 24/7 breakdown assistance, providing peace of mind.
  • Battery Replacement: Batteries are replaced as needed, ensuring your scooter remains operational without unexpected expenses.

Financial Support Services

The Motability Scheme also offers financial support services, including:

  • Grants: For those facing financial difficulties, grants may be available to cover initial costs.
  • Budgeting Advice: Expert advisors can help you manage your finances and make the most of your mobility allowance.

Visit the Motability website to find out more.

What's next?

Visit Countrywide Mobility to explore our range of Motability scooters and speak with our qualified Motability assessors. Let us help you find the perfect mobility solution tailored to your needs. Call 01905 29950.


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Posted on 20th May 2024

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