Harold and Valerie Holmes, from Sheffield, are finding their new Peugeot Horizon™wheelchair accessible vehicle has made a big difference to their lives.
Like most people, Harold, who is a wheelchair user, and his wife Valerie rely on their car for independence. Having struggled to transport Harold’s wheelchair in their previous car, they decided it was time to get a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
Harold comments: “Our previous car wasn’t very accessible for a wheelchair user like myself and Valerie, my wife, found it difficult to drive. Valerie works for our local council driving a minibus, picking up special needs children. She got talking to one of the parents who recommended Allied Mobility to us.
“We contacted Allied and after having our needs assessed we chose to have a demonstration of the Peugeot Horizon™ wheelchair car. Richard, our local mobility advisor, brought the Horizon™ to our home to give us a demonstration.”
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles – Peugeot Horizon
The Peugeot Horizon™ is the most popular of all wheelchair accessible vehicles in the UK. Based on the Peugeot Partner Tepee, this versatile mobility car offers excellent accessibility without compromising on style and comfort. The vehicle comes with a FlatFold™ wheelchair ramp, lowered floor and free parking sensors.
“We were very impressed with the Horizon™, the accessibility features were exactly what we were after,” comments Harold.
“Valerie has no problems operating the clever wheelchair ramp and the electric winch makes it even easier to guide me in and out of the vehicle. The lowered floor means the wheelchair ramp isn’t very long which makes using the ramp in smaller spaces easy. It’s marvellous!
“As well as my wheelchair I also have an electric scooter, which is quite large. I was delighted to find out that we could remove the rear seating in the Horizon™ which makes it possible for me to use my larger scooter in the vehicle too. The flexibility of the car is excellent.
“Our car is a big part of our lives, from everyday trips to going out for Sunday dinner and visiting family. Our six year old grand daughter thinks the car is great, she loves going out in it. We’re going to Yarmouth on holiday and thanks to our Horizon™ we can easily transport my scooter when we go.
“The help and advice we received from Richard and all the staff at Allied Mobility was brilliant. The car is perfect for us and has made travelling much more straight forward than it was with our previous car. We couldn’t be happier!”
Peugeot Horizon™ wheelchair accessible vehicles are available to buy, rent or on the Motability Car Scheme with Advanced Payments starting from £495.