Wefan Gymraeg

Rural concern over loss of Motability

Mark Williams, Member of Parliament for Ceredigion, has raised the concern of constituents about the loss of Motability vehicles during a debate in Parliament this week.

The Motability scheme provides adapted vehicles for those with disabilities to help improve their mobility.

However, there have been an increasing number of people who have lost access to their vehicle as a result of wrong PIP (Personal Independence Payment) assessments, only to have them restored after appealing the decision.

Mark said “The impact on disabled people in rural communities of the loss of their vehicles is seriously damaging. Without their vehicle, they are often left completely isolated.

“The issue is so bad that many people, while waiting for an appeal to a tribunal decision, cannot even get to the meetings because they no longer have access to their vehicle and there is no alternative public transport available.

“The Government must recognise the terrible impact that wrong PIP assessments are having on people in rural areas, and take action to ensure that vulnerable people do not have their means of mobility unfairly taken from them.”

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