You need to be able to use the vehicles safely before becoming a member. You’ll complete a training session which provides the opportunity to use a vehicle and deal with any concerns you may have. Our trained professionals will help you feel confident and safe when using our vehicles. Once training has been successfully completed, you will be awarded membership.
You can also buy a Mobility Scooter and Electric Wheelchair Training DVD.
Applicants need a home assessment carried out by a qualified professional. This ensures the vehicle will not be stolen or vandalised, and involves:
- checking vehicle access and storage space
- advice on keeping your vehicle securely at your home if you are able to
- advice on the use of locking mechanisms, chains and padlocks
- checking there is somewhere to recharge the vehicle using indoor mains sockets. It costs a few pence to charge overnight
The home assessment may identify that minor adaptations are needed to your home or external storage facility. We can assist with costs to enable members to use the service. Dependent upon the cost you may be asked to contribute. If you need a ramp to get a vehicle into your home, some are available that may be suitable. If you’re not the home owner, permission must be sought from your landlord before adaptations are carried out.