The BHTA is the trade body for suppliers of healthcare products and services, including mobility scooters. Their members must abide by a Code of Practice, so we recommend that you go to retailers that are BHTA members. The BHTA can direct you to local retailers and handle complaints about their members. They also publish two guides:
- Get wise to buying a mobility vehicle (2013)
- Get wise to using electric scooters and wheelchairs (2013)
Disabled Living Foundation
Provide advice and information on equipment with an online database of products and retailers and a helpline.
Disability Rights UK
Advice and information is available on a wide range of disability-related topics. They have also produced a guide to getting a powered wheelchair or scooter called Get mobile.
Motability is a scheme that lets you lease a mobility scooter, powered wheelchair or car using your benefits – see our finance section for more. They also run Motability One Big Day events for prospective users, where you can see and try out equipment.
Motability One Big Day
Motability run these regional events for users or prospective users of the scheme - you can see and try scooters and other equipment.
Tel 0800 953 4002
National Federation of Shopmobility UK
If your local shopping centre or town centre has a Shopmobility Scheme, you can hire a scooter from them. Find out from The National Federation of Shopmobility:
Publish independent test reviews on 10 smaller scooters on their subscription website.
There are 16 Mobility Centres in the UK accredited by the Forum of Mobility Centres and have certain minimum standards.
For more information go to Motoring useful contacts.
If you see a particular scooter you’re interested in, try contacting the manufacturer to find out more and locate a dealer. They may also be able to help you with instructions or spare parts for a scooter you already own.
Last updated: June 2015
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