Charles Davies and his family, from Kidderminster, are over the moon with the freedom they now have thanks to their new Peugeot Expert Independence wheelchair accessible vehiclefrom Allied Mobility.
After struggling for years getting daughter Megan, who has Cerebral Palsy, in and out of their family car, Charles decided it was time to get a full conversion wheelchair vehicle.
Charles originally thought that a fully wheelchair accessible vehicle would be out with his budget but he contacted Motability, who informed him that because he received the higher rate mobility allowance he was eligible for a wheelchair conversion through the scheme.
Wheelchair Accessible Independence
Charles got in touch with Allied Mobility, the leading supplier of wheelchair accessible vehicles on the Motability Scheme, to discuss his options. With another daughter and a son, as well as his partner Mandy, Charles needed a spacious car so opted to have a demonstration of the Peugeot Independence, as it seemed like the perfect family car.
Commenting on his choice, Charles says: “We’ve only ever owned a standard car before. Anytime we wanted to take Megan out it was difficult as I had to lift her into the car and pack her wheelchair into the boot. It limited us in where we could go as Megan would get uncomfortable if she had to sit for a long time in the car.
“We looked at Allied Mobility’s range of wheelchair accessible cars and, given the size of our family, we chose to have a home demonstration of the Peugeot Independence.
“We were very impressed with the car. Being able to choose the number of seats in the vehicle was great. It’s really spacious and we can all fit in no problem.”
Based on the Peugeot Expert Tepee, the Peugeot Independence is ideal for large families looking for a wheelchair accessible vehicle. With a lowered floor, EasyFold™ wheelchair ramp and easy-to-use wheelchair restraints, the Independence offers optimum accessibility for the wheelchair passenger. Available in a range of models and seating layouts, the Independence combines flexibility, convenience and style to make the ideal mobility vehicle for larger families.
Ideal Family Car
“Since we got the Peugeot Independence we can’t believe how much easier family trips are. The wheelchair ramp is, without a doubt, the best feature. The ramp just folds down, I push Megan in and secure her and we’re ready to go – I had no idea it could be that easy!” enthuses Charles.
“The fact that Megan can remain in her wheelchair while we travel makes such a difference as she is so much more comfortable in her wheelchair compared to a normal car seat. It’s just fantastic!
“Myself and Mandy also really like having sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle. It helps to make things that bit easier when getting our other two children in and out of the car.
“We’ve been on so many great trips since we got the Independence. We went to Weston Super Mare recently – it was the first time Megan had seen the sea and she loved every minute of it, as did all of the family. A trip like that just wouldn’t have been possible before. We’re already planning our summer holiday for next year!
Service with a Smile
“We were very happy with the service we received – everything was explained to us clearly by our mobility consultant, John. He was a very nice man and couldn’t have been more helpful. The process for ordering our car was really straightforward too.”