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stevie66
stevie66 Community member Posts: 35 Courageous
Please can any one advise on what cars are better for lifting some in and out to wheelchair to front passenger side, passenger has recently lost use of both leggs and does not want to use wheel chair access car.
Thanks

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi again 

    You may find during rehab your wife will be shown how to transfer from wheelchair into a car using a transfer board and may not need lifting 

    As for type of car I don't know but she will need leg room 

    It's all early days yet and her needs will change as she adjusts and finds her own alternative ways of doing things 

    I'm a amputee nearly 6 years now and always finding different ways of doing things and my needs changing eg if I have arm injury affects ability to propel wheelchair etc 

    So what I am trying to say is her needs will change 
    The best way would be for her to try out a suitable car and if she needs lifting how that can be done the door would need to open wide 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just to add if she doesn't get pip now she should claim after having condition for 3 months 

    If she qualifies for enhanced mobility she will be entitled to mobility car which she can have nominated driver as part of scheme she will be able to have adaptions made to car 
    Motability car dealers will arrange assessment and they will recommend adaptions or most suitable type of car 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,924 Disability Gamechanger
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    I think it depends on each individual person. Some prefer higher vehicles and some lower ones. You will need to visit some dealers of your choice to try out various cars.
    With regards to the motability vehicle if she has either High rate mobility DLA or Enhanced mobility PIP she can exchange those for a motability car. They will then use the mobility payments to pay for the vehicle. You may need to pay for some adaptions but motability or the car dealer will advise on that.
    Do be aware that there are long waiting times for most new vehicles.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I hope our members replies have been helpful @stevie66, have you managed to chat to your wife about things since you posted? :) 
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  • stevie66
    stevie66 Community member Posts: 35 Courageous
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    I hope our members replies have been helpful @stevie66, have you managed to chat to your wife about things since you posted? :) 
    I hope our members replies have been helpful @stevie66, have you managed to chat to your wife about things since you posted? :) 
    Yes thanks for your thoughtful replies. We are getting through day by day and trying to focus on the positives and what we can still do, or now what we can do we couldn't before, already trying to sign the wife up for wheelchair rugby. @poppy123456 @Alex_Scope @janer1967
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's sounds great @stevie66 thanks for the update! :)

    Focusing on what you can do it's a really positive outlook, and it can be difficult to see things that way sometimes, so well done!
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