If you’ve been considering getting a mobility scooter, you’re making the right choice. For people with an illness or disability, mobility scooters provide many health benefits, and allow you to open doors that may have been closed previously, including the chance to go out for the day, go shopping, meet friends, or even go for a “walk” with your children or your grandchildren.
It’s important to recognise that if you struggle to walk or become exhausted after walking just a short distance, you can benefit from the use of a mobility scooter. Many people assume that this choice means you’re admitting defeat, but you’ll find that it can actually make a huge difference to your quality of life, and give you much more independence than you previously had.
Keep in mind that using a mobility scooter can actually give you more energy, since you won’t be using the vast majority of your energy simply trying to walk or use a wheelchair. If you’re not sure if you should choose a mobility scooter, many shopping centres have some available for free to use, so you can always try one out and see how it feels.
People living in the UK are in luck, with the Motability scheme making it easier than ever for those who have limited mobility to get access to any mobility equipment needed. More than 3 million people have used the scheme, and Monarch Mobility has one of the largest fleets in the UK, and provide powerchairs and mobility scooters on behalf of the scheme.
Those who are disabled or have limited mobility can use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new powered wheelchair or electric scooter every three years from Monarch Mobility.
If you receive the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement or the Higher Rate Mobility Allowance, you can take part of the allowance and use the Motability scheme to get one. You’ll be able to use the allowance to get a powered wheelchair or scooter, starting from just £15 per week and with a £100 deposit.
You’ll find that the Motability Scheme allows you to enjoy the use of a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter on a hassle-free, three-year contract basis. This contract includes three years of comprehensive insurance, no call out charges, three years of labour and full parts warranty, annual servicing with repairs, free puncture repair, free replacement tyres and batteries, and a breakdown recovery service that’s available 24/7.
If this scheme sounds like something you’d like to use, you can have your requirements assessed from the comfort of your own home, can also enjoy a free home demonstration service. There are a range of mobility scooters in many different sizes and speeds, along with powerchairs and lightweight folding scooters, so be sure to get in touch with Monarch Mobility if you’d like to learn more about how you can keep your independence and comfort for longer, and get out and about with your kids and grandkids.