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Below you can 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 there is anything that you think would be useful to add to this page or that needs updating, please email communications@motability.org.uk

Motoring services

Blue Badge Scheme : Information about applying for the badge and to find Blue Badge parking bays near you.

BSM Driving Lessons : Information about learning to drive with BSM.

RAC Route Planner : To help you find your quickest way from A to B.

RAC Traffic News : Live traffic updates along a selected journey or a specific location.


Government bodies

Department for Communities : Information on social security benefits in Northern Ireland.

Department for Transport, DfT : 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 : Provides a range of benefits and services for people who are ill or disabled and their carers, including the Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence payment.

Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, DVLA : Information about driving licences, learning to drive, vehicle registration and car tax, for Northern Ireland see nidirect

GOV.UK : Information on a number of national and local government services including motoring, health, tax and benefits.

NHS Carers Direct : Offers information, advice and support, including transport issues, to anyone looking after a relative or friend.

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

Veterans UK : Provide pensions, welfare and support services to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, including the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.


Other organisations

Able Magazine : Disability magazine including forum, reviews and information on accessible holidays, products and test drives

Brake : A charity providing road safety advice for children, motorcyclists and other drivers.

Direct Enquiries : Help people find accessible shops, businesses and restaurants via their Nationwide Access Register.

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

Disabled Motoring UK, formerly Mobilise : A member organisation that promotes the welfare and personal mobility of disabled people, drivers and non-drivers.

Disabled Living Foundation : National charity providing advice about mobility products for disabled people, their carers and families.

Driving Mobility, formerly Forum of Mobility Centres : 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? : If you’ve recently become sick or disabled, find out more about the long-term sickness and disability benefits available.

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

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

Scope - About Disability : Information and advice for disabled people of all ages, including information on what's available locally to you.

Which? Elderly Care : Free, independent and practical advice about caring for older people across the UK.