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Useful links

Below you’ll find links to organisations that offer advice, information and services on mobility and motoring which may be useful. Whilst we regularly visit these websites, we have no responsibility for their content or reliability.

If you are a Motability Scheme customer, please go to the Motability Scheme website or try our Contact information for more details.

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If you are a Motability customer, please see the Motability Scheme website or try our Contact Information page.

Motoring Services

Blue Badge Scheme (opens in a new window) : Information about applying for the badge and to find Blue Badge parking bays near you.

BSM Driving Lessons (opens in a new window) : Information about learning to drive with BSM.

RAC Route Planner (opens in a new window) : To help you find your quickest way from A to B.

RAC Traffic News (opens in a new window) : Live traffic updates along a selected journey or a specific location.


Government bodies

Department for Communities (open in a new window) : Information on social security benefits in Northern Ireland.

Department for Transport, DfT, (opens in a new window) : The official website for the Department of Transport. The DfT’s aim is a transport system, which balances the needs of the economy, the environment and society.

Department for Work and Pensions, DWP, (opens in a new window) : Provides a range of benefits and services for people who are ill or disabled and their carers, including the Disability Living Allowance and Personal Indepdendence payment.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVLA, (opens in a new window) : Information about driving licences, learning to drive, vehicle registration and car tax, for Northern Ireland see nidirect

GOV.UK (opens in a new window) : Information on a number of national and local government services including motoring, health, tax and benefits.

NHS Carers Direct (opens in a new window) : Offers information, advice and support, including transport issues, to anyone looking after a relative or friend.

NHS Choices: Your Health, Your Way (opens in a new window) : The NHS guide to living with a disability or long-term condition; including practical advice on support and entitlements.

Veterans UK (opens in a new window) : Provide pensions, welfare and support services to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, including the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.


Other organisations

Able Magazine (opens in a new window) : Disability magazine including forum, reviews and information on accessible holidays, products and test drives

Brake (opens in a new window) : A charity providing road safety advice for children, motorcyclists and other drivers.

Direct Enquiries (opens in a new window) : Help people find accessible shops, businesses and restaurants via their Nationwide Access Register.

Disability Rights UK, formerly RADAR, (opens in a new window) : Disability rights campaigning organisation, produce a range of useful publications including ‘Get Motoring’ and ‘Get Mobile’.

Disabled Motoring UK, formerly Mobilise, (opens in a new window) : A member organisation that promotes the welfare and personal mobility of disabled people, drivers and non-drivers.

Disabled Living Foundation (opens in a new window) : National charity providing advice about mobility products for disabled people, their carers and families.

Driving Mobility, formerly Forum of Mobility Centres, (opens in a new window) : Charitable network of centres providing advice and assessments to help people achieve independent mobility as drivers, passengers and wheelchair users.

Money Advice Service, what disability and sickness benefits can I claim? (opens in a new window) : If you’ve recently become sick or disabled, find out more about the long-term sickness and disability benefits available.

Mr Airport Parking, formerly Parkat (opens in a new window)Opens in new window : covers many aspects such as flying with guide dogs, travelling with autism, visual impairments, travelling with breathing problems and much more.

National Federation of Shopmobility UK, NFSUK, (opens in a new window) : A scheme which lends wheelchairs and scooters to people with limited mobility to use whilst visiting shopping centres and leisure facilities.

Rica (opens in a new window) : Independent research charity, which produces a number of useful reports for disabled people, such as ‘Getting a wheelchair into a car’.

Scope - About Disability (opens in a new window) : Information and advice for disabled people of all ages, including information on what's available locally to you.

Which? Elderly Care (opens in a new window) : Free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK.