“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
Helen Keller (disability rights activist)
Over the last 20 years we have built strong links with many of the charities that support disabled people by helping them to retain their independence, both in the home and on the road. We have given talks at charity events and actively seek to share useful news, insights and tips about the latest adaptations, in the pursuit of positive change in the lives of even the most severely disabled drivers and passengers.
We work closely with several assessment centres including the Queen Elizabeth Foundation Mobility Centre in Surrey, South East Driveability in Kent and the RDAC in Oxford. Assessment centres play an important role in offering practical advice, assessment and training for those wishing to drive or increase their mobility through assistive technology, personal mobility vehicles and adapted cars. Sometimes it is in the interests of a customer to be referred to an assessment centre before we go into a detailed discussion around the adaptations needed to drive. We have also held training workshops and seminars in conjunction with our assessment centre partners, aimed at furthering learning around disability for our dealer partners and their employees.
Many of our customers qualify for the Motability scheme, and come to us through one of our network of Motability accredited car dealerships; however, particularly following changes to the DWP’s assessment process and the changeover from DLA to PIP, many customers are now coming to us privately for adaptations and advice.
Motability accredited car dealerships
We work with over 600 Motability accredited car dealerships across the South East and this is where the majority of our business comes from. We work closely with salesmen/women, as well as their customers, to ensure that all vehicles are adapted to the exact specification to meet the customer’s needs. We have also developed a programme of training for our dealer partners to help them keep up to speed with the latest advances in technologies.