For Paul Di Giacomo and his partner Karen, Allied Mobility was already a name they were familiar with. As avid holiday goers, they first hired a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) from us in 2016 so that Paul could take his electric wheelchair on their travels.
Ready for Change
“With the ramp, I can be in and out of the vehicle in 30 seconds.”
When it came to purchasing their first WAV (a Peugeot Horizon™), the choice to replace their standard car was one they immediately recognised the benefits of. Paul has Guillain-Barré syndrome, a condition that affects the nerves, and he was feeling the stress and strain of transferring from his manual wheelchair to the passenger seat. Karen was also struggling to push Paul’s manual wheelchair on their trips as the electric chair would not fit in their VW Golf.
On the Horizon™, Paul enthused:
“Having the WAV has changed our lives. I can now drive straight into the car using my electric wheelchair meaning Karen doesn’t have to push me.”
Giving That Little Bit Extra
With extras such as an electric winch and privacy glass coming as standard, it’s easy to see why the Horizon™ is the UK’s most popular wheelchair accessible vehicle. Allied’s innovative EasyGlide™ ramp simply pulls-out from the rear floor of the vehicle to become an ultra-strong, low-gradient ramp. Paul commented:
“With the ramp, I can be in and out of the vehicle in 30 seconds. We use it seven to eight times a day and it couldn’t be easier.”
Paul and Karen were visited at home by Scott, a mobility consultant with over 20 years’ experience working with Allied Mobility. He provided a free demonstration to make sure the vehicle was right for the couple. Paul remarked:
“Scott was great – nothing was too much hassle. We had planned a holiday around the UK and Allied Mobility managed to deliver the vehicle early and it saved us renting a WAV.”
The Peugeot Horizon™ is available exclusively from Allied Mobility to buy, rent or via the Motability Scheme, with advance payments starting from £1,095. This impressive wheelchair access vehicle offers style, safety and maximum accessibility. Call our mobility advisors on 0800 916 3018 or click here for more information.