News & Features

Accessible Housing Survey

Accessible Housing Survey

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The accessible housing specialist, Abode Impact, has recently surveyed 448 wheelchair users living in a mixture of council properties and privately rented accommodation in what they are referring to as the largest accessible housing survey ever to be conducted in the UK and they are looking for people to register their interest in taking up a property provided by an accessible housing fund in 2019.

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Invalid Carriage Research Project

Invalid Carriage Research Project

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

The artist, Simon Mckeown, continues to look into the history of invalid carriages and those who used them through his lottery funded research project, ‘The Carrying of Passengers is Forbidden’ and he is looking for people to share there stories relating to them.  

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NAO Releases Report on the Motability Scheme

NAO Releases Report on the Motability Scheme

Friday, December 7th, 2018

As part of its financial examination the NAO found that Motability Operations has made £1.05 billion in unplanned profit since 2008 and a large proportion of this was put down to Motability Operations’ independent forecasts of the future value of their cars being as the report states, “out of line with the wider market average”. This has resulted in customers being overcharged in their lease agreements by a collective amount of £390 million over the past 10 years. Despite this Motability lease costs remain 44% lower than other market alternatives.

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Support DMUK While Doing Your Christmas Shopping

Support DMUK While Doing Your Christmas Shopping

Friday, November 30th, 2018

Earlier this year DMUK registered with Amazon’s charitable donation service, AmazonSmile. This means that when you sign into your amazon account via smile.amazon.co.uk/ and select Disabled Motoring UK as your chosen charity, Amazon will donate a percentage of the net value of your order to the charity. This is an easy no-cost way of helping DMUK raise vital funds. 

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NI Councils Make £1.4M from Disabled Bay Abuse PCNs

NI Councils Make £1.4M from Disabled Bay Abuse PCNs

Friday, November 30th, 2018

According to figures supplied by the Department for Infrastructure (DfI), motorists in Northern Ireland have been fined a total of £1.4 million over the past three years for misusing disabled parking bays with more than 16,000 fines having been issued to motorists during this time.

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