Helping you stay on the move
A directory of organisations which provide information and support to enable disabled people and carers to travel with greater ease. Getting around can be the most difficult and frustrating aspect of living with a disability. By using the bank of information available here you can plan for those difficult journeys, or pick up some mobility tips and advice on making those every day journeys.
Below are some of the organisations Adapted Vehicle Hire either works with or can recommend:
- Motability – This scheme enables disabled people to lease a car, powered wheelchair or scooter through their Government-funded mobility allowances.
- The AA – A national driving school which also caters for learner drivers with disabilities.
- The Blue Badge Network – A site for information about parking regulations and legislation directly affecting Blue Badge holders and related disability issues.
- Disabled Motoring – A registered charity campaigning on behalf of disabled motorists, passengers and Blue Badge holders.
- Forum of Mobility Centres – A network of 17 independent organisations which offer information, advice and assessment to people who have a disability or medical condition that may affect their ability to use a motor vehicle. Also see Cornwall Mobility Centre as an example of support available regionally.
- Ricability – RICA (Research Institute for Consumer Affairs) is an independent research charity that provides unbiased, practical information for older and disabled consumers.
- DisabledGo – Provides online access guides to a huge range of venues that you would access as a member of the public – cinemas, hotels, hospitals, colleges, sports grounds, restaurants, council offices, parks, historic land marks, tourist attractions etc. The website is also a good source of general disability information.
- Transport for London (TfL) – This organisation provides information on transport accessibility across the whole of London.
- London Access App Available now for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, this is designed to unlock one of the greatest cities to those who have previously felt London was not an accessible location for them to visit.
We also recommend a number of ‘converters’ – companies which buy, modify and sell vehicles for use by disabled people:
- Constables (based in East Sussex with national coverage)
- Gowrings Mobility (based in Berkshire with national coverage)
- O&H Converters (based in Yorkshire with national coverage)
- Holden Mobility (based in Norfolk with national coverage)
- Sirus Automotive (based in West Midlands with national coverage)
Our AVH Car and Driver chauffeur service is a useful transport solution for those living with a disability. Customers can choose from a range of wheelchair accessible vehicles, with named drivers who are trained to meet the specific needs and requirements of each individual. Avoiding public transport, customers can travel in style and are free from parking worries as they can be dropped off and picked up at their convenience.