To: Minister for disabled people, health and work. Penny Mordaunt MP

Stop Motability taking our vehicles

Stop Motability taking our vehicles

STOP taking vehicles away from people with disabilities without any warning therefore leaving them stranded.

Why is this important?

More than 50,000 people have had specially adapted vehicles taken away from them since changes to disability benefits in 2013. Vehicles are being taken away from people with disabilities without any warning whatsoever

The Motability scheme entitles disabled people to lease specially adapted new vehicles and powered wheelchairs.

As a Motability vehicle user my self I am terrified that this will be taken away from me , then i would not be driven to my many medical appointments. In fact I would be devastated as I have a life limiting condition, am a wheelchair user and blind. if this was to happen, my life would change dramatically I would have no quality of life and I would be isolated from everything including my own family.
Peter Bone MP for Wellingborough Northamptonshire has spoken about this and is a campaigner.

DWP need to review this urgently as it affects so many people's lives.
The assessment needs to be looked at from a person to person illness to illness point of view rather than trying to just do a one size fits all.We do not all fit into the same box.

Every disabled person with a vehicle deserves to keep their vehicle to enable them to live there lives as normal as possible and have as much independence as possible.

Motability need to stop taking these adapted vehicles away as they are required by each and every disabled individual who needs a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

https://youtu.be/wjEb3R7ey3E

You may also be interested in the petition below which is also related to disabled people:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/allow-wheelchair-accessible-vehicles-into-rubbish-and-recycling-centres


Reasons for signing

  • These vehicles are very much needed. Buses are unreliable in many areas, and taxis are not an economically viable option for many.
  • This has happened to me 4 times in 12 month
  • surely it's against the terms of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. It will end up costing more to treat the depression and isolation caused by this ill thought out policy. I know some relatives of disabled people abuse the system but that's no reason to penalise everyone

Updates

2017-09-14 15:05:14 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-04-17 22:47:34 +0100

We would really really like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the astounding support we have received in less than a week! When we set out on this journey we had absolutely no idea that it would touch such a nerve so deeply, so quickly. We all know how important motability is for the sake of our indepence let alone for our lifelines to get to medical appointments and meetings and to even be able to stay connected to our own families, friends and relatives. Once more we would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you as this has really touched our hearts and without all of your support everywhere from word of mouth, sharing across social media down to even posting your messages of support here on our page. Together we will get there, we will make this change happen, we will make this a reality. Thank you.

2017-04-17 16:18:37 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-04-15 18:55:10 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-04-15 11:01:30 +0100

Hi everyone we would like to say a very big thank you for signing this petition it has progressed overnight to the 300s which is absolutely amazing. The petition is going to get to government and we are going to make sure of it, so please keep signing and we cannot thank you all enough so keep up the good work thank you once again

2017-04-14 19:51:55 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-04-14 19:16:44 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-04-14 14:01:46 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-04-13 17:38:06 +0100

10 signatures reached