Community transport

Information on accessible community transport for older people and those with disabilities.

Motability scheme

This scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Motability may be able to provide charitable grants to disabled people who would not otherwise be able to afford the car, adaptations or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) they need.

Family members and carers can also drive the car on behalf of the disabled person, so non-drivers can join the Motability scheme. The vehicle should be used by, or for the benefit of, the disabled person. Insurance, servicing and breakdown assistance are all included and car adaptations are also available.

Motability scheme eligiblity

The motability scheme is open to those who receive the:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).

Further information

This scheme is run by national charity, Motability, which sets the strategic policies and oversees its performance.

Find out more about the motability scheme on or call on 0800 500 3186.

Page last updated: 21 Apr 2023