I am a teaching assistant, working Monday to Friday, 8.30 - 4 and receive support with transport for the times my husband help. That amounts to six journeys a week. I got that through Access to Work via the Job Centre.
They basically asked me what I needed to get back to work and I told them I could not walk to the bus stop nor from it. I also told them I needed help getting around the school site so they came and assessed my ability to get around in a self propelled wheelchair [my own but I later got a larger one through my GP referring me to the hospital]. Work were surprised that I had been so proactive - I have also got the Union on side ready to back me up as I have been off so much - boy work were not pleased [but tried to hide it].
I now have an electric chair to scoot along the corridors, a portion paid for by work in proportion to the number of people working there. I also have an office chair for inside the classroom, which suits my needs.
Make sure you do join a Union if you are in work and keep up the payments, as they have made work sit up and take me more seriously. I am sure I would have been out a lot faster if I hadn't.
I am also receiving the Mobility section of the DLA at the highest level which allows me to pay [through them] for a mobility scooter on the Mobility Scooter agreement that lets me pay weekly for the scooter, insurance, road tax [yes] and RAC recovery - they will come and get me, my dog and my scooter and take us all home! Peace of mind is worth a lot. You possibly could arrange it all yourself for less but I am happy. [Tied in for 3 years - one more to go but I think I will repeat] I could have chosen a car, but I let my licence lapse years ago [had to keep it updated because of Epilepsy] as I fear the road.
There, I hope this helps you and if not, let me know and I will answer what I can. [I am in the South East of England].
[meds I am on: Amitriptyline, Lyrica, Tegretol, Co-dydramol]