What girl doesn’t love a spot of retail therapy? Many of us ladies do and quite a few men as well, if they’re honest!
Unfortunately for Teresa Hyland, from Wirral in Merseyside, days out shopping were few and far between due to transport difficulties with her wheelchair. But now, thanks to Teresa’s new Peugeot Horizon wheelchair accessible vehicle from Allied Mobility, Teresa, along with her carer Linda, enjoy weekly outings to indulge Teresa’s passion.
Teresa has Cerebral Palsy and had never owned a wheelchair accessible vehicle before. However with her condition affecting her mobility more and more Teresa tasked Linda with finding her a more accessible vehicle. Linda got on the case and her search led her to Allied Mobility who she duly phoned to discuss Teresa’s options.
Linda explains: “When we began our search we weren’t really sure of our options so I was delighted with how helpful Allied Mobility were. Within no time at all we’d arranged a home demonstration of the Peugeot Horizon and Allied’s mobility consultant, Peter, brought the car to Teresa’s home for a full demonstration.
“Teresa loved the Horizon. It had everything she needed, the accessibility was great and the car itself was really nice. Less than a week after the demonstration Teresa placed her order.”
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Linda continues: “Since taking delivery of her new car Teresa enjoys days out much more often than before. She loves to shop and owning a wheelchair accessible vehicle makes it so much easier to get out and about. I have no problem using the ramp and wheelchair securing system. Within a matter of minutes we are in the car and ready to go. It’s great!”
The Peugeot Horizon™ is the UK’s most popular wheelchair accessible vehicle. Based on the Peugeot Partner Tepee, this versatile mobility car offers first-rate accessibility whilst remaining a stylish and practical everyday car. The vehicle comes with a FlatFold™ wheelchair ramp, lowered floor, full Peugeot original rear seating and free parking sensors.
Exclusively available from Allied Mobility, the clever FlatFold™ wheelchair ramp can fold flat to the vehicle floor when the wheelchair passenger space is not in use, creating handy extra space for shopping and other bulky items.
Linda adds: “It’s not just Teresa who loves the car, I really enjoy driving it and there’s plenty of room inside for shopping! It’s great that now we can just nip out to a coffee shop or go to the library. It’s just little trips like that which make Teresa’s day more enjoyable.“
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When it comes to the number one supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles on the Motability Scheme, Linda is full of praise. She comments: “The service we received from Allied Mobility was great, all the staff were accommodating, friendly and polite especially Peter who was ever so helpful and lovely to deal with.
“Teresa was so happy with her new car that she sent a card to thank everyone at Allied Mobility.”
Peugeot Horizon™ wheelchair accessible vehicles are available to buy, rent or through the Motability Scheme. Advanced Payments start from just £695 – the lowest on the Scheme for a wheelchair accessible vehicle.