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Travelling with a disability: Emma Muldoon shares her experience

Travelling can be very fulfilling – whether you want to learn something new, explore a different culture or just have a change of scenery. Here, Emma Muldoon shares her experience of travelling as a wheelchair user and discusses her favourite accessible destinations.

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My favourite Scottish drives: an accessible road trip at the Three Lochs Forest Drive

Your Motability Scheme car gives you the freedom to travel and explore new places. In this article, Scottish disability blogger and Scheme customer Emma Muldoon discusses one of her favourite accessible road trips around the Three Lochs Forest Drive.

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Taking your Scheme car abroad – what you need to know

With the restrictions around foreign travel slowly starting to ease you may now be thinking about your next summer holiday destination, or maybe you’ve already booked yourself a winter getaway. If you're taking your Motability Scheme car, there's a few things you need to be aware of. Read more here.

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South Western Railway launches 10 minutes’ notice assistance scheme

Disabled or elderly passengers who need assistance to board trains will be able to turn up and travel rather than book six hours ahead, under a scheme launched by South Western Railway. Read this article to find out more.

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My favourite beach for wheelchair access

As a full-time power wheelchair user, beaches aren't the first place I’d visit for an accessible day out. Find out what I learned when sand met wheels.

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Two old friends travel trough Westonbirt Arboreturm on foot and powered scooter.

5 dog-friendly accessible days out

Rough Guides writers Emma Field and Aimee White share five of the best accessible places in the UK that extend a warm welcome to you and your four-legged friend.

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Finding joy in post-lockdown journeys

The past year and a half has been tough for everyone and getting out and about again to see loved ones is something we’ve all cherished. Here, we share the Motability Scheme community’s post-lockdown #JourneyJoys and the video we have created to celebrate these special moments.

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Queen Elisabeth II bridge over the river Thames, in West Thurrock, UK against a clear blue sky

Toll road and congestion scheme charges across the UK

Most toll roads and congestion schemes offer a concession to disabled people, however, it can seem that every toll has a different qualifying criteria and application process. So, here, Helen Dolphin provides a short summary of most toll roads, including how to apply for concessions.

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Coventry University and Motability launch innovative research studentship in accessible transport

Motability, the charity, have announced their exciting collaboration with Coventry University to launch fully funded PhD studentships researching accessible transport design. This new opportunity is open to all suitably-qualified graduates. Read more here.

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Tens of thousands of rail staff to be trained to help disabled passengers

Huge numbers of railway staff are being trained to help disabled passengers this year. This article from PA Motoring Service has more details.

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