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Ombudsman says personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate

November 23rd, 2021

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall has said that personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate, unfair and inequitable. In his report, ‘Grounded: Unequal access for people with disabilities to personal transport schemes’, published today, the Ombudsman says that both he and his predecessors received many complaints about three schemes – the Motorised Transport Grant, the Mobility Allowance, and the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers scheme. However, when his Office has highlighted the unfairness and inequity of the schemes, the response of government has been either to discontinue access the schemes without a promised replacement, or to reinforce the inequitable criteria in primary legislation. More information on this link Ombudsman says personal transport supports for people with disabilities are inadequate | The Office Of The Ombudsman

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