Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle


#1

Hi all,  Mum is 8 years into PD, and getting her in and out of our Fiat Panda from/to her wheelchair is getting hazardous.  I've looked at other options, and think that, given Mum's particular mobility difficulties, a modified van-type vehicle with lowered floor and a ramp would be the best thing for us.  I'm 60, but still find it very manageable to push her around in the wheelchair.

She has a Blue Badge, but the vehicle would not be solely used in ferrying her about, it would be my daily vehicle as well.

I live at 1200 feet, and Mum lives in a care home 7 miles away.  I find our Fiat Panda 4x4 very useful in winter, but I suppose a modified 4x4 is unlikely if not very expensive?

Has anyone any hints/tips/comments about such a vehicle please?  Is insurance (I'm the driver) easy to obtain, is it swingeingly expensive?  Are there any DVLC implications?

Any thoughts welcome, thank you.

Deeky


#2

 

    hi Deeky

                          just Google wheelchair accessible vehicles and lots of sites appear i don't know where you live but we just got one for my mum from a place near Blackpool

                             Billywhizz


#3

Thanks Billywhizz - I have the vehicle already, and a middleweight wheelchair that clips in securely - I think it’s Mum that isn’t held firmly enough in the chair (even though held in the chair with the safety belt).


#4

Hi again Billywhizz - due to timing with postings, have just found your response was to my original post 3 years ago, apologies for any confusion.
D