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  1. Greenwich park

    Getting back to nature – enjoy accessible days out spotting wildlife

    One of the great joys of living in a seasonal climate is how nature changes around us and the different wildlife we can spot at different times of the year. There are some fantastic accessible parks and nature reserves across the UK which make for fun days out exploring the flora and fauna around us. There are plently of examples in the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain and we’ve picked out a few of our favourite spots.

    • date:21 Jan 2017
  2. Lady and child by swimming pool

    The best accessible ways to get fit this new year

    By Laura Marcus

    Improving your fitness, health and wellbeing is a hugely popular goal when it comes to New Year's resolutions. As well as physical health benefits, exercise can give people a sense of wellbeing and happiness. So many people use January as an opportunity to set themselves a challenge to start or maintain a healthy habit.

    • date:20 Jan 2017
  3. Dog walking on the beach

    European adventures: Six of the best accessible trips

    With world-famous historic sites, cultural hot-spots, gorgeous beaches and superb restaurants, Europe has everything you could want in a trip overseas – and many destinations are easier to get around than you’d expect. Rough Guides writer Andrew Healey lists his favourite places for an accessible holiday.

    • date:14 Jan 2017
  4. Lady standing in front of car

    Quick hints for making the most of your car on a budget

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    It is that time of year where we’ve probably spent too much and almost certainly eaten too much! Once the festivities have ended, we sometimes find ourselves counting the pennies and the same can be said when it comes to motoring. We’ve compiled a list of five tips we think might help you get the most out of your vehicle when you're on a budget. Enjoy!

    • date:12 Jan 2017
  5. Lady using mobile phone

    How technology helps keep us mobile

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    Modern technology is remarkable and affects so many aspects of our lives. Beyond the incredible advances in motoring technology specifically, a particularly exciting aspect of modern technology is innovation that helps us get around, especially for those of us with mobility issues. Here we have highlighted five advances that we think are rather impressive!

    • date:6 Jan 2017
  6. Euan paralympics

    Euan’s Paralympic Highlights

    Euan MacDonald (of disabled access review website, Euan’s Guide) talks us through his favourite moments from Rio 2016.

    • date:2 Jan 2017
  7. Pricing summer quarter image

    Latest prices for Motability Scheme customers

    Our range of over 2,000 vehicles available through the Motability Scheme has now been updated.

    Every three months, we renegotiate our prices with manufacturers so that we can offer you a choice of vehicles that are both affordable and suitable for your needs. And with such a wide variety available, we’re sure you’ll be able to find one that’s right for you.

    • date:1 Jan 2017
  8. Father and children with bikes

    New year, new hobby: How to make the most of your car or scooter this new year

    By Laura Marcus

    It's the time of year when many of us resolve to take up a hobby or learn a new skill. There are many hobbies you can do using your car, scooter or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. The Motability Scheme opens up a whole world of possibilities with opportunities to go wherever your hobby takes you; fishing at a lake, browsing art at a craft fair, or even to university to earn a PhD as one Scheme customer did.

    • date:31 Dec 2016
  9. Father and son

    Everything you need to know about travelling with a disability in the new year

    By Laura Marcus

    If you’re thinking about getting away in the new year, here’s a run-down of everything you need to know to make your journey as smooth as possible. It may take a bit of extra planning, but the rewards are well worth it. If you’re planning to travel with your car, don't forget that it includes breakdown cover for extra peace of mind! If you don’t yet lease a vehicle through the Motability Scheme, find out more about the Scheme and how to apply to join the Scheme.

    • date:30 Dec 2016
  10. Grandparents with grand children

    Which car is best for you?

    By Tim Barnes-Clay

    Which car is best? It’s safe to say that any driver has asked themselves this question. It’s a big question, and with a huge choice of over 2,000 cars available to lease through the Motability Scheme — it can seem impossible to narrow down the options and choose just one! With that in mind, we’ve come up with a few smaller questions to ask yourself to shorten your list and get you one step closer to the vehicle that is best for you. As a little extra, we’ve thrown in some car tips to help you on your way.

    • date:23 Dec 2016