Morning, quick question. Does anyone have a scooter through Motability?, how is it?, which one and how much?, i’m ‘looking for’ a small one to be stored outside with a removable battery for charging inside. What is better a scooter or electric w’chair?Any information wwould be good.
I picked up a GoGo scooter off the well known internet site where you can buy most things, lol. (don’t want my thread removed). It cost £240, and has been worth its weight in gold. I have good core strength so I prefer the scooter. Mine has a removable battry that can be charged inside, though the scooter is so compact I keep it in the hall. Taxi drivers put it in free wheel mode and get get it straight in a black cab if I’m on my own. I have been really surprised how good they are about it.
However, I went for the cheap option as not diagnosed and hope that I will recover.
If I were choosing one long term, I have learnt a lot …for example I have long legs and an extended period on my scooter becomes very uncomfortable as leg room a little limiting. Also I get aching arms if I race about on it too much And surprisingly even my core feels week if I’m on it for more than a couple of hours…so probably well worth getting a more expensive/comfy version.
However, it gets me out on my own and I can get to doctors etc even if tired. It saves all my energy if out with my family I find walking is like turning on a tap and watching your energy go down the drain.
Sorry I can’t help you with the motability option, but you said any info would be good and I do want to encourage you to get mobile…it’s saved my sanity.
There are different scooters for different needs.Small ones that fold down and can be put in the back of a car/taxi - and then bigger ones that can take you out and about in comfort - cope with going up and down pavements and going over grass etc.
The bigger ones have comfy car like seats with arms and neck supports - lights/hazards/indicators etc and can carry lots of heavy shopping without toppling over.
So it all depends on what you hope to achieve from your scooter. l have one of each - the small one get rarely used as our local towns all have shopmobility. l have used scooters for over 20yrs. And have bought some really good ones secondhand-and they have lasted me years. l did treat myself to a new Tramper last year as they are so well built[British] - and l was offered a good trade in price for the old one  which l had bought secondhand. The old Tramper still had the original battery.
With a lightweight scooter - if you did get stuck anywhere - they are very easy to lift out of trouble.
I have both a scooter and an electric w/chair. I use the scooter to walk the dog. It is more stable and comfortable for longer rides, My w/chair can go on buses, trains and in accessible taxis. I prefer it when I’m shopping because it’s more maneuverable than a scooter.
Don’t know what the motability info is but I’m sure you can find prices on their website.