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