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Can anyone help get my scooter back to safe road legal condition

nannysquiggle Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi all x I have a question I like many was on dla.And changed to pip I was on top rate ...had my mobility scooter component but I was offered my scooter for 125. For a start I went into complete panic ...thinking how the hell was I going to afford to buy it no information available even cab couldn't help me ,it was a lot of ooos and rrres and ders.anyway I eventually found out it was a voucher from dla so I bought it and then 2 years ago (the week of Christmas. ) it was stolen and damaged  and dumped I cant afford to get it repaired no insurance I cant afford it this is my lifeline to my grandkids  does anyone know any charities that would help me get it back in safe road legal condition please I dont drive this is truly my transport ive been house bound for two years on Christmas eve. Thankyou please someone help im fed up of being stuck at home  
Thank you before hand...


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,389 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2018
    Hello @nannysquiggle   Pleased to meet you welcome.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    Sorry what has happened.  All I can add some one from our community will be able to advise.  As will a member of our team be able to give you advice as well.

    Might be worth contacting our helpline where a member of our team will be able to assist with your enquiry.

    0808 800 3333

    We are a friendly supportive community. Care and share.

    Please ask if we can help with anything else. You are not alone . How can we support and advise you to give you some much needed reassurance ?

    Hope that helps.

    Please take care


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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nannysquiggle welcome to the community!

    So sorry to hear what has happened. As @thespiceman said, there are very knowledgeable members in the community who will be more than happy to get in contact with you to offer support and advice :)
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  • nannysquiggle
    nannysquiggle Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Just like to say thankyou I will contact them 
  • exdvr
    exdvr Member Posts: 331 Pioneering

    Hi @nannysquiggle.  I have first-hand experience of a life insurance company which has funds set aside to provide for long-term customers who may need help such as you need. I was so lucky and delighted to have a brand new scooter of my choice [within a budget] delivered to my door in a matter of days.    I don't want to name the company online but you should maybe check out any you have dealings with.

    Best wishes.

    Best wishes.


  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @nannysquiggle
    It’s worth checking our grants search for organisations that may fund wheelchairs. Each organisation has its own rules about:
    • what they fund
    • the size of individual grants
    • eligibility (including means testing)
    • the assessment and supply process 
    Some will let you tell them what you need and get it yourself. Others will ask you to go to a specific supplier for an assessment.
    Senior online community officer
  • exdvr
    exdvr Member Posts: 331 Pioneering

    @nannysquiggle....not sure if I would be allowed to post this link but this is what I meant.  There may very well be others out there.

    Best wishes.

    Best wishes.


  • twindad18
    twindad18 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I might be able to help what area do you live in 
  • nannysquiggle
    nannysquiggle Member Posts: 5 Listener


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