Freedom is something that many of us take for granted. This was limited for the Bournemouth-based Hallett family but the arrival of a brand new Ford Freedom™ has provided them with a different outlook on life.
Daughter Rachel suffers from mobility difficulties, along with epilepsy and requires a personal assistant on a daily basis. Rachel’s father, Paul had hoped that a move into residential accommodation would give Rachel more independence.
He explains: “When Rachel first moved one of the major plus points was that a wheelchair accessible vehicle was available to all residents and she would be able to be more independent. Sadly, with the amount of people staying in the complex, getting access to transport could be pretty difficult as there was high demand to use it.”
“We really felt at ease when dealing with Rob as the service had a great personal touch.”
It was at this point when the family considered obtaining a wheelchair accessible vehicle for Rachel to give her more individuality. After trying a number of companies, including one who was local to the family, they found exactly what they were looking for from Allied Mobility.
Paul comments: “Our dealings with Allied Mobility were very reassuring. Our local mobility consultant, Rob, brought two cars to our initial home demonstration, but we actually required something a bit bigger. He reported back to Motability where they upgraded our requirements to the next level. Throughout the whole process, Rob answered all of our questions and we really felt at ease when dealing with him as the service had a great personal touch.”
The Hallets’ new Ford Freedom™ now provides Rachel with a tremendous amount of autonomy as she can travel almost anywhere with her family or personal assistant, whenever she wishes.
Paul explained: “Rachel loves to go swimming and, with her Ford Freedom™, she can pretty much go along to the pool anytime she likes.
“Swimming is only the start of it. The vehicle allows her to go out shopping with her carer, to zoos, which she loves visiting, and along the sea front at Weymouth. She can now access anything and it’s amazing to see.”
Ford Freedom™ is available to buy, rent or via the Motability Scheme, with Advance Payment starting from £1,895.
For more information or to arrange a home demonstration, call us on the number at the top of this page or click Ford Freedom here to enquire online.