Motability, Blue Badges and disabled motoring
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Sorry if this is a silly question

whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
I have just been awarded enhanced mobility.
What could this mean in relation to a blue badge or a car lease. (I do not have a diving licence) 

Does anyone use public transport/ taxis instead?
I do not know where the driver of the vehicle is meant to come from? 
No family around me and friends work, have their own lives or issues.
Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.

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  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Well take the money and use it for taxis you dont have to have a car.
    Its their fault theyr not helpful.
    Save the money go on hoiliday. Its totally up to you.
    Enjoy yourself 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    You can spend the money on what you like - you don't have to get a car or a blue badge.  I think there is still a scheme whereby you can a get a disabled taxi card and get 1/3rd off a certain number of taxi fares per year.  You can't have a taxi card and blue badge at the same time.  Details of the taxi card should either be on gov.uk or on your local authority website or both or google disabled taxi card.
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    Hey thats worth knowing i need taxis myself for many trips to hospital 
    Many thanks Matilda
  • SethLaaSethLaa Member Posts: 115 Courageous
    Hello there, as already mentioned by others you can spend the cash on whatever you like but it's still a good idea to get yourself a 'Blue Badge' as you never know when you might need/benefit from it, best wishes Whistles


  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi whistles

    For Blue Badge entilement 8 points are required under the moving around descriptor

    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    The taxis appear to be in London only, unless I haven't read it properly.

    This applies to the rail card. I was eligible already for this, didn't know until just checked.

    www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/are-you-eligible/

    There has to be hundreds of people out there that don't know what help is available.
    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi whistles

    Is learning to drive something that is possible for you ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Sadly not. Its a dream to have a car though. 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    You can use enhanced mobility to lease a scooter or electric wheelchair from Motability.
  • debkenzodebkenzo Member Posts: 110 Pioneering
    You can use your Blue Badge while being a passenger in some one else's car.  Makes life a lot easier to have the badge!  :)
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,357 Disability Gamechanger
    The blue badge is for the person named and shown on the badge by a photograph. It's for the sole use of the badge holder regardless of who's or which car they are driving or a passenger in. A detailed hand booklet is given to each new badge holder explaining all the correct uses of the badge.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    A badge sounds a simpler option than actually having a car. 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • regentregent Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Yes, Take the Money, obtain the Blue  badge, and take some time and  shop around, talk  to other people in a similar situation as yourself and THEN think about spending the money, that's best  for you in your area...
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,590 Disability Gamechanger
    Can't afford to do the car lease option. So that's out. 

    Do not follow me, I don't know where I am going.
  • regentregent Member Posts: 29 Connected
    Whistles...Ok that's your considered choice,So Motability is out then,  as its a  3 year lease type agreement, sometimes extendable...
    So Get the Badge, take the money and do as is best for your condition and location.Then YOU will be in total control with lots of time to evaluate the present and the future..
    I wish you luck..
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