Formed in 1977, Motability was established to help disabled people with their mobility needs and to enjoy the independence many others can take for granted. Today, it helps over 630,000 people by providing them with a simple way to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning and running one. One in three people, who are potentially eligible, choose to use Motability.
In addition, Motability provides its disabled customers with the opportunity of fully-funded driver training, through AA DriveTech, to learn to drive in standard vehicles or even those which have been specially adapted for a disabled driver. Given the range of adaptations available to assist a disabled customer to drive, such as push/pull hand brake acceleration levers, left foot accelerators, steering balls all the way through to steering by joystick, there is a requirement for AA DriveTech to deliver highly skilled and tailored training on an individual basis for hundreds of people a year.
We’re enhancing the lives of many hundreds of our disabled customers and their families by giving them the training to drive independently. For this reason, we regard every customer as individual and important. AA DriveTech absolutely understand this and are key to our offering.
Scott Hegley, Head of Grants Operations
Each year as we continue to develop the offering to Motability Scheme customers, we have the confidence that in AA DriveTech, we have a partner that has the size, flexibility and desire to work hard to support our charitable goals. Their desire to work with us and our disabled customers to achieve success is excellent and we regard them as a trusted partner and an extension of our service.