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Our Research

We are publishing and sharing this work because we believe that the findings are important for a wide range of people and organisations who care about the same things that we do.

Research Summary

Here is our video* entitled "Building a better understanding of the transport lives of disabled people. July 2020" that summarises some of our finding from our research with Britain Thinks and the National Centre for Social Research.

*Disclaimer: Motability are not responsible for any external content or advertising that follows this video on YouTube.

Video of building a better understanding of the transport lives of disabled people. July 2020

Headline Research Findings

There is limited research on the experiences of people with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions. Most papers report on physical conditions, with only a small number explicitly addressing so-called ‘hidden’ disabilities.”

*Source – Rapid Evidence Assessment (REA) from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen), 2020.

**Source - Statistics from the NatCen 2020 analysis of of the National Travel Survey (NTS) 2018.

Reliability is very important when you're a disabled person. When things go wrong it can be more than a nuisance, it can be dangerous for some disabled people.”

“My journey begins from outside my doorstep, as it’s from there that I am leaving my safe environment to embark into the unknown.”

*** Source – quotes from participants in the Britain Thinks 2020 user research.