Alun and Carol Lewis recently decided to swap their Citroen Picasso to a wheelchair accessible vehicle. They were looking for a family-friendly vehicle for their daughter Emma and found the new Ford Independence™ from Allied Mobility would ultimately help them gain the freedom they needed.
It’s like night and day compared to our old car. Such a smooth and comfortable drive and we no longer have to plan ahead for every journey which is just a dream
Feeling the Strain
The Lewis’ from Mountain Ash, Wales, wanted to get out and about with their daughter Emma, 43. Emma has Cerebal Palsy and uses a wheelchair full time.
Alun says: “We used to carry Emma from the house to the car, but it’s getting more difficult as she gets older and we’re not getting any younger!”
Carol continues: “Our existing car was becoming a burden. We really needed a ramp.”
A Smooth and Simple Process
The family turned to Allied Mobility and their extensive range of wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Alun enthuses: “We contacted Allied Mobility and we couldn’t be happier. The process was so simple.”
With help from their dedicated mobility consultant, John, the family settled on the Ford Independence™ on a five-year Motability contract and it’s easy to see why.
The spacious Independence™ RS model easily accommodated the whole family with room to spare. The low gradient EasyFold™ ramp made the struggle to get Emma in and out of the car a thing of the past. What’s more, on the Motability Scheme the family could rest easy knowing that insurance and servicing was included in their monthly payments. Alun, Carol and Emma could get on with enjoying their newfound independence.
Carol says: “The Independence has changed everything. It’s like night and day compared to our old car. Such a smooth and comfortable drive and we no longer have to plan ahead for every journey which is just a dream.”
Since taking delivery of their Independence™, the family is taking more day trips than ever. From indulging in retail therapy together to taking Emma to the day centre she loves, there’s no stopping the Lewis family.
Carol jokes: “We go everywhere in the new car now and completely rely on it. We’ll be taking it up the Brecon Beacons soon, it’s just a shame we can’t rely on the Welsh weather!”