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Road to Freedom

Road to Freedom


Queen helps the Motability Scheme celebrate its 40th anniversary, plus car safety tips for summer motoring

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Motability, the charity that has provided a “road to freedom” for millions of disabled people and their families. To mark the milestone, the Queen, who has been Chief Patron of Motability since its inception, hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle where she presented five disabled people and their families with the keys to their new vehicles in front of 400 guests.

Established in 1977 by Lord Sterling and the late Lord Goodman, the Motability Scheme has provided 4.5 million vehicles to date. The Scheme has helped millions of disabled people maintain their ability to get to work or college, attend a medical appointment, meet up with friends and enjoy the freedom and independence that so many people take for granted.

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

• For more information, to request a Scheme information pack or to check your eligibility, visit

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