This is a follow up to Charlie’s post yesterday alerting us to the changes in the motability scheme.
Under the new rules they will:
only accept nominated drivers who live within five miles of the customer.
My daughter is my carer and lives 7.1 miles away. I no longer drive so she drives and keeps my motability car. A few weeks ago I moved into an adapted bungalow (the only one offered by the council) because my previous home (2.5 miles away from my daughter) was totally unsuitable due to my disabilities. Without access to a car I am stranded out here on the edges of Leeds away from EVERYTHING. There’s no way that I would have accepted this property if I had known that I would be written out of the motability scheme. It seems so unfair that I will be penalised because I had to move from my home and because I can’t drive myself.