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A Brighton-based charity that helps young wheelchair users achieve independence has received a £5,000 cash boost from a specialist insurance broker.

Go Kids Go! has been running workshops to enable many young people in wheelchairs, and their families and carers, to improve their mobility for more than 20 years.

The funding from Chartwell Insurance, a broker providing tailor-made policies for people with disabilities for people with disabilities requiring wheelchair insurance, will cover the cost of more than two days’ ...

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Disabled drivers may represent a low risk to insurers, but a loophole designed to penalise boy racers with heavily modified cars means they can end up paying higher premiums.

Up to 10 per cent of the country's driving licence holders are thought to be disabled, a figure which includes Blue Badge holders and thousands of drivers who drive adapted cars or have a disability registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency.

While discrimination against the disabled is outlawed, it can surface as an unintended by-product of a system designed to cater for a mass market.

Price comparison websites, for example, often lump all modified cars into the same bracket and ...

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A new breakdown policy for mobility scooters has been launched in time for winter.

The policy was devised by Chartwell Insurance in response to feedback from customers worried about getting stranded away from home, particularly as the cold weather closes in.

Gerry Bucke, general manager at the specialist insurance broker, said the breakdown of a scooter could be a traumatic experience.

"The number of requests we had for breakdown cover showed that there's a real concern among our customers about being left high and dry away from home," he added.

"Mobility scooters give people their freedom and we're delighted to have negotiated a special deal for existing or ...

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