Grants for Disability Equipment

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If you have a long-term disability that affects your ability to participate in your community, there’s a specific set of grants from the Lottery Grants Board available to assist. Most of the grants available from Lottery Individuals with Disabilities go to fund items to help with mobility, such as mobility scooters, wheelchairs, and vehicles that […]

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Scooters Users Cruise Afar

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Group of Mobility Scooter users on Kapiti streets

Mobility scooter use has increased with the growth of Kapiti District’s over-65 population and the expansion of shared pathways and accessible facilities. There is also a club to help users maintain and enjoy the safe use of mobility scooters… members sometimes travelling as far as Wellington on group runs. Well-Able in Paraparaumu (Marilyn, 2982914) coordinates […]

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Wheelchair access to Saab aircraft

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Air Chathams Saab 340 aircraft

The Air Chathams Saab 340 aircraft (pictured with queues waiting to check out the 34-seater at Kapiti Coast Airport’s open day) is well sorted for impaired users: An access ramp is available for the aircraft’s aisle wheelchair.  Folding, rigid and powerchairs can be carried in the hold.  With small mobility scooters powered by lithium-ion batteries, […]

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