The Motability scheme works only because it brings together a
number of essential elements:
- the Government (Department for Work and Pensions)
- Motability (the registered charity empowered by its Royal
- 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
- specialist vehicle adaptation companies
- insurance and roadside assistance providers
Over 1.5 million disabled people in the UK qualify for the
Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance from
the Government. 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
Cars are supplied new from Motability accredited dealerships and
customers can choose from over 20 car brands.
There are more than 3,500 Motability accredited car dealerships
across the UK and a national network of accredited retailers of
powered wheelchairs and scooters.
The Motability Scheme also provides a small number of used cars
through hire purchase.
For more information on the Motability Scheme, visit the