Category: Chartwell Insurance

Government to shake-up blue badge eligibility rules

blue badge eligibility

People with hidden disabilities could soon be entitled to blue badge car parking permits. The Department for Transport is considering changing the rules of eligibility so people with “invisible” conditions such as dementia and autism could benefit from the scheme. It said the relaxation of the rules would make it easier for them to travel […]

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What happens if I get a driving assessment referral?

driving assessment

Don’t panic if you have been asked to take a driving assessment because of your age or your disability. You will have been referred for the assessment as there has been a recent change in your health that may affect your ability to drive, or because of your age. The driving assessment will check your […]

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Motability scheme celebrates 40th anniversary


Motability, the scheme which enables disabled people, their families and their carers to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by using their government-funded mobility allowance, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Patronised by HRH Queen Elizabeth, Motability has revolutionised the way disabled people get about and there are currently more than 650,000 customers […]

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Formula 1 racer’s comeback after life-changing injury

Robert Kubica - Formula 1

The Polish racing driver  is close to making an emotional return to Formula 1 six years after suffering life-changing injuries in a rally crash. The crash left Kubica, 32, in intensive care with injuries to his right hand, arm and leg in 2011. Kubica is now fighting his way back into F1 contention after clearing […]

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Gadgets to help drivers with mobility issues

Gadgets to help drivers with mobility issues.

It may be an age thing, an old sports injury, or the result of illness or accident, but if you are adriver suffering mobility issues even the simple things can seem difficult. Car mobility aids can allow people with mobility issues to continue to drive their own car enabling them to get out and about […]

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