Luggie Scooters have helped many individuals with MS to keep their freedom and independence. We understand that it’s still a necessity for people to take care of kids, go to work and remain active and our portable mobility scooter is ideal to support doing just this.
Multiple sclerosis, often shortened to MS is a neurological condition that affects the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. ‘Sclerosis’ means scarring or hardening of small patches of tissue. The term ‘Multiple’ is added because this happens at more than one place in the brain and/or spinal cord.
The MS Society state that more than 100,000 individuals in the UK have MS which is around one in 600 people. Diagnosis is three times higher in women than in men and the vast majority of sufferers are usually starting to present symptoms in their 20s & 30s, however symptoms and diagnosis can occur at any age. MS can be difficult to diagnose as there are a variety of side effects which will be different for each individual. Some of the most common symptoms that people experience is fatigue, stumbling, unusual feelings in the skin (such as pins and needles or numbness, slowed thinking or problems with eyesight. MS is a lifelong condition and although not fatal sufferers will experience chronic pain which limits mobility and walking any distance.
Why choose a Luggie mobility scooter?
The Luggie is a lightweight mobility scooter which boast many unique features and is a folding scooter, making it simple to assemble and easy to store. It’s the world’s most popular Travel mobility scooter and is suitable for airplane travel and easy to lift in and out of car boots. It’s all around designed can convey up to 25 stone in weight and It’s perfect to get around small spaces, great to use in lifts and ideal for someone that may live in a flat or apartment as it’s easy to fold and store.
Luggie Travel Scooter can be financed by the government ‘access to work scheme’. This plan helps disabled individuals get back into the workplace.
The MS Society also provide ‘Individual Support Grant’ they will look at requests and offer financial help to make day to day life more accessible, they will consider some of the following:
- home alterations
- wheelchairs and mobility scooters
- specialist bed & chairs
- Motability advance instalments
- car adjustments and driving lessons
- disability-related expulsion costs
- clinical/communication aids
- bankruptcy charges
If you suffer with MS and it starts to impede your ability work you can apply for PIP benefit, this is what used to be DLA (Disability Living Allowance, or the Attendance Allowance. PIP stands for Personal Independence Payment (PIP) helps with some of the extra costs caused by long-term ill-health or a disability if you’re aged 16 to 64. You could get between £21.80 and £139.75 a week so you could consider spending this on a portable scooter or any other item which will help your independence, over a period of time.
If you receive the PIP or DLA payment or would like more information regarding Access to Work options call Luggie Scooters or contact us at and would like more information on what you can spend it on call us on 0800 012 4258 or contact us https://www.luggiescooters.com/contact.