Motability Scheme Approved Dealer

Motability Scheme and Eligibility

The Motability Scheme is a simple, affordable and reliable way of leasing a scooter or powered wheelchair. It works by exchanging part, or all, of your mobility allowance for a brand new product of your choice on a three year lease. Leasing through the Motability Scheme means everything is taken care of and the lease package includes breakdown cover, servicing, maintenance, repairs, battery and tyre replacements and insurance – so there will be no unexpected costs. The lease payments are taken directly from your higher rate mobility allowance and as most products cost less than your allowance the remainder continues to be paid directly to you.

Millercare has partnered with Motability to help you get a new powered wheelchair or scooters for less.

To be eligible for the scheme you must

  • Receive one of the following allowances and have at least 12 months award left:
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

What's included

  • A new scooter or powered wheelchair every three years
  • 24 hour 'Get You Home' recovery from Motability Assist
  • Servicing, maintenance and repairs
  • Tyres and battery replacement
  • Insurance from RSA Motability

What products can I get on Motability

Mobility Scooters

A mobility scooter is probably the right choice for you if you can travel relatively independently, get on and off the scooter on your own, and are able to use a bicycle-style steering column or tiller. Disability scooters usually come in three different sizes – small, medium and large, it’s important that you choose the mobility scooter most appropriate to your needs and lifestyle.

Small Scooters

Light and easy to transport, these scooters usually dismantle into a few parts to allow you to stow it in a car boot. You’ll need to make sure that any small scooter you lease can fit easily into your car, and that you, or your carer, are physically able to lift it into the boot easily. These scooters are often made with a lighter frame to make them easier to transport, but this means there is a limit to the amount of passenger weight they can carry and the distance they can travel before the battery needs to be recharged.

Medium Scooters

Generally sturdier and able to transport more weight than small scooters, medium scooters can travel at speeds of up to 6mph. They are not as easy to fold or dismantle so may be more difficult to transport in a car. Speak to your dealer to find out which models you can dismantle. A Class 3 medium scooter can be used on the road if they are registered.

Large Scooters

Suitable for longer distances and rougher surfaces, these scooters can carry between 20 to 30 stone (up to a maximum of 250kg) in passenger weight. Due to the size of these scooters, you’ll need to have space to store them in a secure, locked area. All Motability large scooters are classified as Class 3 products by the Department for Transport so they must be registered with the DVLA; this can be arranged for you by your dealer. They can travel up to 8mph on the road (4mph limit on pavements).

Scooters on Motability

Powerchairs

A powered wheelchair, rather than a scooter, may be a more suitable product for you if you need to stay in your wheelchair throughout the day, have restricted mobility in one or both hands, require mobility assistance around the home or are unable to transfer on and off a seat easily.

Standard Powerchairs

These powered wheelchairs come fitted with standard seats and controls, although they will vary between individual models. Many models will fold or dismantle to allow you to transport them in a car.

  • Some adaptations cannot be added to these wheelchairs
  • These wheelchairs are available through all of the Motability powered wheelchair dealer network.

Adaptations and accessories

Generally, scooters and powered wheelchairs comes as standard from the manufacturer. In some cases, however, you might feel that a modification or adaptation is necessary to make it easier to use. These may include modifications such as a crutch holder or horn, as well as a modification to prevent the scooter exceeding a certain speed. Powered wheelchairs can also be adapted to meet invidivual needs where necessary.

Any changes to the standard product that makes it unsafe to use or that we are not aware of could invalidate your insurance. We may ask you to remove the adaptations and return the product to its original specification at the end of your lease, at your own cost.

Powerchairs on Motability

Why purchase on Motability through Millercare?

  • We are a family run business with over 65 years’ experience.
  • We are an accredited award-winning Motability Dealer.
  • We run our own Service Centre, which is open 365 days a year for repairs and services.
  • We provide free home assessments.
  • Winner of the national customer service award in 2016.
  • Awarded highly commended in 2018 by motability.

Signing up is easy

Signing up for Motability is simple, there are no credit checks or waiting lists all you need to do is contact us and we will do the rest. We will help you choose a scooter or powered wheelchair that meets your needs, with prices that start from as little £12.50 per week. To find out more please insert your details below and one of our team will be in touch.