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Driving license revoked on medical grounds, is a motability power chair worth it?
Sadly I found out that I can't learn to drive as my license is being revoked because my medical issues. It's a bit of a letdown. I think I need to get an electric wheelchair now or adapt my manual chair but I don't have a lot of money spare and nowhere near the 5.5k they ask for for power assisted devices. I have a manual chair on the NHS voucher scheme but I didn't qualify for an electric chair because it wouldn't be usable in my home - I'm waiting to move to an accessible property.
So if I want a powerchair to be able to go out on my own (currently can't push far and need a carer with me to help as I live in a hilly area) - is it worth using motability to get one? It seems like a lot of money per month for a chair which isn't exactly what I want and it seems like it would cost more than buying it outright?
I want to be able to go out without my carers and go far, 20+ miles would be reassuring. Basically to make it so I can go and do things without my carers, on my own, see friends etc.
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