Are you a regular wheelchair user? Do you struggle to transfer in to a standard car seat or is your carer finding it increasing difficult to help you transfer? If so, have you considered whether a person hoist could improve your experience? They are just one of the access adaptations available through the Motability Scheme. Watch as Julie tries a person hoist for the first time and shares her experience.
Person hoists are designed to physically lift the user up and into the car and have the benefit of allowing users to remain seated in their preferred position within a standard car seat – which can be really important if you regularly travel as a couple and would prefer to remain seated in the front passenger seat.
If you also find it difficult to lift and stow your wheelchair you could consider having a boot hoist fitted as well. Some customers prefer this combination of person hoist and boot hoist to a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Alternatively, you can choose to adapt your car with a swivel seat or a transfer plate to aid access to your car.
Want to find out more about the Motability Scheme?
The Motability Scheme offers an all-inclusive package that allows anyone in receipt of higher rate mobility allowances to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. The Scheme provides flexible and hassle-free access to a brand new, reliable vehicle of your choice – giving you greater freedom, everyday. If you need to, you can also choose to adapt your car to suit your needs. There are hundreds of adaptations available, allowing you to enjoy an easier or more comfortable driving or travelling experience, some at no extra cost.