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  1. Update on Scheme Related Grants and Driving Lessons

    Following the announcement of the national lockdown in England, and continuing lockdowns and restrictions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, it may still be possible to place an application for the Motability Scheme and for cars to be handed over in some areas of the UK at this time. This is subject to the ability of the dealership to legally and safely operate within the current restrictions.

    • date:14 Jan 2021
  2. Update on Charitable Grants

    Following the announcement of the national lockdown in England, and continuing lockdowns and restrictions in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Motability, the Charity remains open.

    • date:8 Jan 2021
  3. Zap Map release charging point

    Electric Vehicle Charge Points ‘Lack Accessibility’

    Zap-Map reveals survey findings after partnering with Motability, the Charity, to examine the barriers disabled drivers face when charging their electric vehicle (EV).

    Survey finds growing issues for disabled drivers using electric vehicle charge points.

    • date:16 Dec 2020
  4. Motability’s statement following the Social Security Advisory Committee report on the use of public funds in supporting the mobility of disabled people

    As a national charity, with the objective to help not only those who use the Motability Scheme but all disabled people in the UK, we welcome the report and the insights it provides. We welcome the report’s conclusion that the Motability Scheme is a valued option for many and agree that there are a number of barriers to joining the Scheme for others. As the report’s recommendations highlight, some of these relate to Scheme policy and some fall within the remit of the Department for Work and Pensions, such as eligibility for disability benefits.

    • date:17 Nov 2020
  5. Motability, the Charity, now accepting grant applications from all beneficiaries

    Over the last five weeks our teams have been working hard to process applications that were paused before lockdown, and to reopen a number of grant programmes. We are now in a position to accept charitable grant applications from beneficiaries in all phases of our reopening plan.

    Due to anticipated increased demand, our call waiting times may be longer than usual. Our opening times are 10.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
     

    • date:21 Jul 2020
  6. Motability announces new Senior Patron

    I am pleased to inform you that the Prime Minister has kindly accepted my invitation, and is delighted to follow many of his predecessors to become Senior Patron of Motability, of which Her Majesty The Queen has been our Chief Patron since Motability’s very first foundation. The Charity was founded forty three years ago in 1977 by the late Lord Goodman and myself, with all-party support, in order to help disabled people and their families with their mobility. Since its inception the Charity has gone from strength to strength working alongside all Governments.

    Yours,

    Jeffrey Sterling

    Life President of Motability

    • date:12 Jun 2020
  7. Charles Manby MBE photo

    Statement from Motability

    At the last Annual General Meeting, held in December 2019, Motability’s Chairman and co-founder Lord Sterling GCVO CBE publicly announced that after 43 years, he would be handing over the role of Chairman on 1 June 2020 to Charles Manby MBE, who had joined the Governing Board in September 2019.

    • date:1 Jun 2020
  8. From Lord Sterling, Chairman and Co-Founder of Motability and Chairman of The Motability Foundation

    Statement from Lord Sterling, Chairman and Co-Founder of Motability and Chairman of The Motability Foundation.

    • date:9 Apr 2020
  9. WAV and wheelchair user

    Motability Receives Major Donation

    Statement from Lord Sterling, Chairman of Motability.

    • date:26 Sep 2019
  10. Barry Le Grys

    New Chief Executive Officer for Motability

    Barry Le Grys MBE has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Motability with immediate effect.

    • date:26 Sep 2019