Adapted vehicles really can give you a new lease of life!
An article in the Leicester Mercury on 10th May 2014 describes how adapted vehicles can provide wheelchair users and disabled people a new lease of life. The article talks about 93 yr old wheelchair user Clare Spink, who has been a wheelchair user since she was knocked of her moped in the 1980.
Many years later, Clare was fortunate enough to be provided with a wheelchair accessible car through the Motability Scheme and is quoted as saying ‘this splendid vehicle has given me a new lease of life’. Clare goes on to talk about the various different places she had visited including the supermarket.
Her son Geoff Adams-Spink states ‘far too many older and disabled people are isolated from their communities and lack the opportunity of independent travel. Mum will be able to maintain her connections with friends and family as well as enjoying trips to places she knows and loves’.
Whilst Clare was fortunate enough to receive a vehicle through the Motability Scheme, not all wheelchair users or disabled people are able to access vehicles via this scheme which works on the type and level of benefit a person receives.
AVH Can Help!
Here at Adapted Vehicle Hire our vehicles are available to all, we don’t work on a benefits system, we offer a wide range of adapted cars and wheelchair accessible vehicles for hire to suit all budgets and tastes. Our vehicles have ready fit adaptations which can be further adapted by skilled engineers in our workshops to suit your own bespoke needs.
Our standard adaptations include;-
- Push Pull hand controls
- Left foot accelerator
- Steering wheel aid/ball
- Infra-red steering ball
- Indicator crossover bar
- Easy release handbrake
- Indicator toggle
With vehicles ranging from small family cars to minibuses and WAV’s we believe our vehicles will provide you with the same new lease of life Clare found with her adapted vehicle.
Speak to a member of our friendly and experienced team today! Telephone 0845 257 1670