• Corona Virus Update from DMUK

    DMUK is continuing to monitor the changing situation regarding Corona Virus and following government advice closely. The Government’s latest advice is that the UK has now moved from the containment into the delay phase with new measures announced to help combat the spread of Coronavirus. Our top priority is to protect the wellbeing of the DMUK community including members, staff, trustees and their families.

    Currently we are trying to deliver all services and will continue to do so should conditions permit. In line with government advice all staff are working from home and DMUK headquarters is closed. Currently we are trying to deliver all services and will continue to do so

  • Emergency HomeStay™ Vehicle Care
    Allied Mobility has asked use to share some useful information with you

    During these exceptional times, your safety remains Allied Mobility's top priority.  Where travel in your wheelchair is absolutely necessary and alternative transport can’t be arranged (for example to visit the hospital, doctor, pharmacy or supermarket) they’ve created a dedicated emergency vehicle care team. They’ll visit your home to attend to major accessibility issues you may have with your car and attempt to repair the fault.

    What is an Emergency Repair?

    If you’re unable to use your ramp or electric winch to enter the vehicle

  • MOTs Temporarily Suspended

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has stated that all owners of cars, vans and/or motorcycles will be granted a six month exemption from MOT testing from 30th March 2020. Vehicles must still be kept in a roadworthy condition during this time and garages will remain open should anybody need to have repairs carried out. It is hoped that this temporary exemption will enable motorists to travel to and from work when it is absolutely necessary or shop for necessities. The Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, commented: “We must ensure those on the frontline of helping the nation combat COVID-19 are able to do so. Allowing this temporary exemption from vehicle testing will enable vital

  • Mobility Sector Identified as ‘Key Workers’

    Those working in the mobility sector have been identified as ‘Key Workers’. This means that crucial independent living equipment will continue to be serviced and maintained to reduce the chance of it failing and putting extra pressure on the NHS. Where possible, companies are also continuing to deliver new products. However, during this difficult time, the providers of this equipment are urging their customers not to neglect the maintenance of their essential products because the main priority is supporting the NHS by keeping people out of the healthcare system.

    While continuing to offer their services these companies are taking a number of measures to protect their

  • Changes to the Motability Events Calendar

    Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Motability has decided to cancel the Northern Ireland One Big Day which was due to take place on 6th June, and the Exeter One Big Day which would have been held on 25th July. Motability has also decided to postpone the Big Event which was due to take place at the NEC in Birmingham on 3rd and 4th July until further notice. Motability has stated that the health and safety of all event visitors is of the upmost importance and that they are closely monitoring the situation to see if further changes to the Motability events programme will be required. Visit ww.motability.co.uk for more information.  

  • DVLA Contact Centre Temporarily Changes Service Hours

    Due to the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) Contact Centre will be changing its service hours. The Contact Centre will now only be operating between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. The Agency apologises for any inconvenience caused.

    If you would like to contact the DVLA you can do so by calling 0300 790 6801

  • A Coronavirus Update from DWP

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has today announced that all health and disability benefits will be extended to help claimants cope with the effects of the Coronavirus and to ensure that they continue to receive the allowances during this difficult time. This measure is effective from today (24th March) and it will be in place for the next three months. It applies to claimants of Universal Credit (UC), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit. If a PIP claimant’s assessment has already taken place it will continue to be processed. If an

  • Coronavirus update from Motability

    Motability has put a number of measures in place to help scheme customers cope with the effects of the Coronavirus.

    Vehicle Servicing and Repairs  

    If you are self-isolating and your Motability vehicle is due for a service or MOT you have the following options:  

    You can ask another named driver to take your car to the service centre for you (call RSA Motability on 0300 0373737 to add another driver), Call the dealership to see if they can assist you by collecting your vehicle and returning it to your home. Book or reschedule your MOT or service for after your isolation period

    If your tyres need to be changed but you are not able to take your vehicle to

  • Fish Insurance Special Offer

    As a disability insurance specialist, Fish Insurance knows that if you drive an adapted car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), its modifications can be important in making your vehicle more functional for you.

    That’s why it’s important to compare the benefits of specialised disability car insurance with standard polices, to make sure the insurer understands your needs and is offering the right protection for you.

    A car insurance policy from Fish Insurance includes things like:

    If your car is stolen or damaged, any adaptations you've told us about are covered and will be replaced new-for-old if they can't be repaired UK breakdown recovery including...
  • DWP Suspends Face-to-Face Assessments

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has suspended face-to–face assessments for all sickness and disability benefits for three months in response to the government’s advice on dealing with the Coronavirus. This decision affects claimants of Personal Independence Payment (PIP), Employment Support Allowance (ESA), those in receipt of the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit and some people on Universal Credit. This temporary measure was put in place on Tuesday 17th March to protect vulnerable people from the virus as the country moves into the ‘delay phase’. Anyone who was scheduled to have a face-to-face assessment from 17th March onwards will not need to