We pride ourselves in excellent customer service. We do not use “hard selling” tactics; we do not use bogus “one day only” special offer prices; we do not visit uninvited and we do not overstay our welcome. As a not-for-profit organisation, our dedicated sales persons are there to help you and are able to give impartial, practical, free advice and support.

With many years of collective experience we can offer you a range of scooters and chairs from which to choose from. We can also offer solutions and strive to overcome most hurdles to keep you active and mobile.

We have the benefit of being one of the UKs leading manufacturers, Electric Mobility, allowing the end user a choice of upholstery, style and optional upgrades to suit individual needs and budgets. Our engineers and sales team are trained by the manufacturers to a high professional standard leading to good level of product knowledge.

Somerset Care and Repair

We are a Home Improvement Agency providing a range of practical services and home adaptations designed to support elderly, disabled and vulnerable people and enable them to continue to live safe, warm and secure within their own homes.

The company promotes independence, reduces the need for residential care and hospital admissions and improves the quality of life for the client group. We provide services throughout the whole of the Somerset (including Mendip, South Somerset, Sedgemoor, Taunton Deane and West Somerset) and all of Bath and North East Somerset, however the Stairlift Recycling Service is available across a broader geography area, please phone and ask ask for details.

HIA's are not for profit, locally based organisations that assist vulnerable homeowners or private sector tenants who are older, disabled or on low income to mend, improve, maintain or adapt their home. By improving people's living conditions, Home Improvement Agencies enhance their quality of life and enable them to remain in their home in greater comfort and security. They also offer a wide range of services, providing advice to clients and have become involved with many local authority schemes.

Scooter law

Know the legal aspects of owning a mobility scooter

Current mobility scooter laws can be found at:- www.gov.uk but here are the main points to help you stay on the right side of the law;

  1. A Driving Licence is not required to drive a scooter.
  2. There are two categories of Scooter;
    • - Class 2 mobility scooters – can’t be used on the road, except where there is no pavement. Max speed 4mph.
    • - Class 3 mobility scooters – can be used on the road with a max speed of 8mph - off road a max speed of 4mph.
  3. You do not need to register a Class 2 – there is no need for a tax disc.
  4. You do need to register a Class 3 with the DVLA and display a ‘nil value’ tax disc.
  5. To register a new Class 3 Vehicle, use Form V55/4.
  6. To register a used Class 3 Vehicle, use Form V55/5.
  7. Send forms to:- DVLA Swansea SA99 1BE

Here are some rules which apply to Class 3 vehicles:-

  1. Maximum speed 8mph.
  2. They must have an efficient braking system.
  3. They must have a switching system to restrict the scooter down to 4mph for pavement use.
  4. Front and rear lights and reflectors are required.
  5. Direction indicators are required.
  6. It must have an audible horn.
  7. A rear view mirror is required.
  8. You must fit an Amber Flashing Light if used on a Dual Carriageway.
  9. You must be 14 or over to drive a mobility scooter.
  10. Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs can only be used by disabled people.
  11. You can only drive on the road if you have a Class 3 vehicle.
  12. You must not drive in Bus Lanes, Cycle Only Lanes and motorways.
  13. All normal parking restrictions apply to all scooters.
  14. The ‘Highway Code’ must be followed if driving a Class 3 vehicle on the road.
  15. On paths or in pedestrian areas, you can only drive at a maximum 4mph.
  16. There is no legal eyesight requirement to drive a scooter or powered wheelchair but you should be able to read a cars number plate at a distance of 12.3M / 40 feet.
  17. It is not law to have insurance to cover you and your scooter or powered wheelchair; although it is recommended.