Allied Mobility: Disabled accessible vehicles to hire



Today I want to share with you a service which I think my disabled readers, and readers with long term illnesses as well as their families might be interested in. Since I've been a wheelchair user I've seen just how difficult it is to get out and about with a wheelchair, especially if it means travelling in a vehicle. Public transport can be hell, and if the boot of your car is small like mine, getting your chair in and out of it can be extremely difficult. I dread to think how those with electric scooters cope. Not all of us can afford to pay the price for a disabled accessible car, and if like me you have an illness whether it's short term or chronic rather than a permanent disablement, you're probably not going to want to splash out that kind of cash anyway. For the amount of times I leave the house, I'd be throwing my money away if I did that!



Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles For Hire


This is where Allied Mobility comes in. Allied Mobility offer many services to make travelling and transport more affordable, and easier for disabled people, because let's face it, when it comes to transport we need all the help and assistance that we can get!

Have you ever wanted to go on a day trip, or go away on a holiday but the lack of accessibility and space in your own car has put you off? Is using public transport a big no no? Why not consider hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle. It could be just the thing to make your day trip/holiday wishes come true! Of course there are many reasons why hiring a wheelchair accessible vehicle is appealing. I could sit here and list a thousand reasons, but 1. We'd be here a while, and 2. If you're disabled you can probably think of lots of reasons yourself! 



The vehicles Allied Mobility have available all have a wide range of accessibility features which help to ensure travelling in your wheelchair is as comfortable and as trouble free as possible. If you don't want to or can't afford to buy a brand new car tailored for all of your disabled needs, hiring an accessible car for a day, a week, a few weeks or even for a few months could prove to be extremely helpful. I wish I'd have known about their services a long time ago, they could have spared me many unpleasant journeys not to mention more trips out of the house which in my opinion are just as important as medication. Nobody wants to feel isolated because of a disability or illness.

The vehicle's accessibility features include:

  • A lightweight wheelchair ramp
  • Lowered floor
  • Full wheelchair restraint system
  • Lap and diagonal seat belts for wheelchair and seated passengers

You can even bring your dog!


The Cars


Allied Mobility have several cars available in both automatic and manual depending on the preference of the driver (very handy) which all have different options so you can easily find the car most suitable for your needs and requirements. There are cars available from different manufacturers including Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen, and they offer a choice of seating arrangements to accommodate as many people as you need which is great if you have a big family, or if you are thinking of going on a day trip with your friends! The more the merrier as they always say!


Why I love this service so much that I wanted to share it here on the blog

I love that something as simple as hiring a vehicle that is wheelchair accessible gives back some Independence. Disabled people want to stay as independent as possible, but unfortunately that can be difficult when you are facing obstacles caused by your disability. I'd love to have a road trip with my friends, or go out for the day with my family without having to worry if there will be enough room for us all plus my wheelchair. I love that there is such a wide range of options available on their website www.alliedmobility.com covering so many areas and needs and there is something for everyone no matter what your disability is, or if it is temporary or permanent. When I see services that make life easier for disabled people it makes me happy and it makes me do a little spin of joy in my wheels. Allied Mobility have premises all over the UK, and they have lots of friendly people to advise and offer a hand in choosing the best service for you.

Have you used any services from Allied Mobility before? Is this something you'd like to do?
What do all my spoonie friends think about one big road trip with a hired car?! That would be pretty amazing, wouldn't it!


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26 comments

  1. Great post Hayley! I hope your doing well :)

    Lennae xxx

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    1. Thanks Lennae, hopefully there is a service similar to this in Oz!

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  2. Fab post Hayley, thanks for sharing. I never knew this sort of thing existed but it's certainly something I would like to use in the future. My partner and I would love to go out with our nephews for the day so this could be perfect for that. For two young kids I think this sort of vehicle would be fun and different for them too! Have a good day!
    Kate

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    1. I'm glad it was helpful Kate. I think it is such a great idea and it sounds ideal for a day out with your nephews. The journey would probably be more fun for them than the actual day out! You know how easily pleased kids are with things that move and ramps! I hope it is helpful if you do choose to use the service, will you let me know how it goes?

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  3. Thanks for sharing this information and service, I'm very interested in looking to hire a car like this out for a while. Like you mentioned we don't want to feel like we have lost any independence but currently that is how I feel.

    Using this for a day or week away is an excellent idea but it is also useful for everyday life and getting out and about without it being a mammoth task. Will check out their website now.

    Thanks and I also think a big road trip with all of us would be great! Almost impossible but great lol!

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    1. That's why things like this are so important and so great. They give people some independence back and the chance to get out and about with no trouble. Specifically when you're unwell the last thing you want is to be worrying about how you can manage the journey/transport.
      I hope the service proves to be a big help to you.

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  4. I've just seen the link to this on twitter and I think this is a fantastic idea. Very informative article and allied mobility are making the world a better place to be disabled.

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    1. I completely agree. I've heard of Allied Mobility before but I wasn't aware they offered this service. With their assistance and help being disabled or being a person with reduced mobility is easier, and that's great!

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  5. wow, never new about this, such a good idea! xx great post hayley xx
    - Jess

    whyislifesolush.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It is an excellent idea. I'm glad you liked the post, it's good to get the word out there about things such as this! xx

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    1. I'm glad you agree! It's an excellent idea!

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  7. This is so helpful. I'm going to share it on my facebook page now!

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    1. I'm glad you found it helpful Billy. Thank you for sharing it, hopefully it will be of help to many people who might not have known about the service before!

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  8. Great idea, but not sure if we have it in Canada, or on the west coast in British Columbia. I may need to look into this in the future. Thanks for the info!

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    1. Hopefully there is, services like this should be available all over the world, they really are such a big help to those that need it!

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  9. I really love this concept! Going out with a WC is very difficult at times. A spoonie road trip would be amazing hehe!

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    1. It can be extremely difficult, and using a taxi that has disabled access can become be expensive if you want to travel a fair distance. Where shall we go? ;)

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  10. it's so great that there is such a service for hire in your part of the world. glad to see that you are coping well <3 take care :)

    xoxo
    mochaccinoland.blogspot.com

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    1. It is really great, I hope there are similar services in other countries too :) Thank you!

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  11. This is good to know about....makes perfect sense as most people, as you said, either can't afford one on their own and/or wouldn't need one full time either.
    Hope this is helpful to a lot of people in need of this.

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    1. Perfect sense! I'm sure it is very helpful to many people, and to some even a lifeline.

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  12. It's really good to know and so helpful and caring :D

    www.paseandoamissreichel.com

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  13. Your last paragraph was the one that spoke loudest to me, Haley! So beautifully expressed. I hope you do manage to put that road trip idea into action. It will be a fun read for sure!

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    1. Thank you. It would be a great idea, I'd love to make it a reality!

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