Countryside Mobility South West is a not for profit mobility equipment hire scheme working to improve access to the countryside for people with limited mobility living in and visiting the South West region.
The scheme was established in 2010 and is operated by the charity Living Options Devon, a user-led organisation working to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people are empowered to lead the lives they choose. For more information visit www.livingoptions.org. We work with a variety of partners who hire out our Tramper mobility scooters and wheelchair accessible Wheelyboats at their visitor attractions across the south west, to enable people with limited mobility to enjoy and access to the countryside. We undertake safety assessments and Disability Access Audits at each site, aided by two access auditors who have first hand experience of living with a physical disability. Please watch our film below to hear what our partner organisations have to say about being part of the scheme.
Please click here to read our Access Statement. We also produce newsletters about since the scheme was started and these can be read by clicking here. To learn more about Countryside Mobility South West, please explore our website or contact us with any further questions or enquiries.
The scheme was established with a grant from Natural England as part of its Access to Nature programme, funded from the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme.