Car adaptations for drivers with Parkinson's
If you have drive and have Parkinson's, you can get your vehicle adapted so
that driving is safe and comfortable and getting in and out of the
car is easier.
There are motoring accessories available for people with upper
or lower body disabilities, or both.
Specialist advice from a Mobility Centre ensures that adaptations are right for you.
Heather Wright, Forum of Mobility Centres
- hand controls to operate the accelerator and brake
- steering wheel knobs that help you turn the wheel more
Accessories to help you get in and out of your vehicle can
- cushions, covers and support
- adapted mirrors
- safety belts, seat belts and harnesses
- rotating seats
- people lifts
- wheelchair hoists
Adapting your vehicle for easier access
Many accessories and
adaptations make it easier for you to get in and out of your
You may be able to get into your car from the driver's side,
passenger side or from the rear.
How you get in to your car will determine the type of
adaptations you need for your vehicle.
Mobility centres provide assessments and advice on car
adaptations. You can find your nearest centre via the
Applying for a dropped kerb
A dropped kerb may make it easier to get from your car to your
house, if you have to park on the road.
Contact your local council to find out how to apply to have a
dropped kerb put in outside your home.
For details of how to apply for a dropped kerb:
In this section
Grants for people with Parkinson's
Our Mali Jenkins Fund gives financial
assistance towards equipment, adaptations and respite breaks that
improve quality of life for people with Parkinson's.