Case Studies

Kim’s Second Chance… “I’m so excited for the day I can start driving again”

Due to sepsis caused by a UTI, Kim lost all four limbs in 2017. Regaining independence, Kim is currently awaiting delivery of her Sirus VW Drive From Wheelchair/Upfront Passenger vehicle. Kim tells us about her journey so far, the support from Motability and the charities she now volunteers for.

Carriage Driver Faye tells us “My Sirus car is my legs! It’s my freedom!”

Faye O’Hara from Halifax has been a Sirus customer for 12 years. Faye is currently driving her second Sirus VW Drive From Wheelchair vehicle with a brand new Sirus VW Caddy currently being adapted. Faye tell us about her Sirus WAV and how driving is an essential part of life rearing horses and competing as […]

“Driving my Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle has been essential to my education and career” – Able Move Founder Josh Wintersgill

Josh tells us about the essential part his VW Caddy Drive From Wheelchair has played in his life. Without driving, he wouldn’t have been able to study at university and achieve his qualifications. “I had my first Sirus Drive From Wheelchair vehicle – the VW Caddy Drive when I was 18 years old; I also […]

“Our ‘ride upfront’ Ford WAV really has made our lives so much easier”

Ian & Jackie Pickford purchased a Sirus Upfront Passenger Ford WAV in September 2021. Jackie had developed Multiple System Atrophy – a very rare condition which now necessitates she uses a wheelchair.  A very active couple, they wanted to continue getting out and about and visit their home in Devon. They were delighted when they […]

“I now feel totally independent when I’m on my own”

Karen has been a Sirus customer for eight months and drives a Ford Tourneo Connect Drive From Wheelchair / Upfront Passenger WAV. Karen has been driving for over 30 years, so her independence is essential. “I love my Sirus Ford Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.  Its main purpose is to give me independence to enable me to […]

“I wouldn’t swap it for the world. I have my freedom back.”

Retired teacher Susan sustained a spinal injury in 2015. Whilst jogging, a tree fell on her causing a complete spinal injury. Susan is now a full-time wheelchair user and deals with chronic pain. “Before my accident I could just jump in the car and go out, go to the shops, to the park, to visit […]

“An Approved Used WAV helped me gain greater independence”

“My accident happened way back in 1994, which left me leaving me with C5/C6 complete spinal injury.  In 2009 a friend of mine, also a wheelchair user told me about Sirus and how driving would make a big difference to life living with a spinal cord injury. So I enquired about their Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles […]

“My used wheelchair accessible vehicle has changed my life”.

Mr Phillip Morris from Brocton in Stafford contracted a serious case of tuberculosis in 2015. The infection caused a spinal stroke and septicaemia and Phillip, 61 became seriously ill.  The impact left him unable to walk or speak. During the first three years after his illness, Phillip worked extremely hard to learn to talk again […]

Training for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics made possible with a Sirus wheelchair accessible car

Sirus customer David Smith MBE is one of the world’s best boccia players. He competes in competitions all over the world and is currently preparing for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Team GB later this month. In this blog, David tells us how he is feeling ahead of his fourth Paralympic Games and how having the ability […]

“This is my third Sirus vehicle & the quality is second to none”

Mark Whitehouse from Weston-Super-Mare has been a Sirus customer since 2014. Mark has recently taken delivery of his third Sirus wheelchair accessible vehicle, the Sirus Ford Drive/Upfront, which he drives from his wheelchair and travels upfront as a passenger when he isn’t driving. With a background in engineering, Mark tells us what he looks for in a car, and how important the finer details of a vehicle conversion are to him.

“We are so pleased with our new wheelchair accessible vehicle I could cry”.

“We can’t believe we’re lucky enough to have it, especially during the coronavirus lockdown. My new Sirus WAV enables me to drive from my wheelchair and also allows me to sit upfront with Marie when I don’t want to drive”.

“Being able to drive again has massively benefitted my mental health and wellbeing”

“I have had my Sirus Ford Drive/Upfront wheelchair adapted vehicle since last July, and being able to drive again has had a huge impact on my life. It has massively benefitted my mental health and wellbeing because I now have my independence back!

“It is so great to be back on the road sitting upfront, it’s so much more comfortable being upfront rather than a passenger in the boot”.

“We’ve had a Sirus VW Upfront Passenger wheelchair accessible car for about a month and I wish I had considered it years ago. It is so much more comfortable being upfront and its obviously great to be back on the road upfront rather than as a passenger in the boot”. 

“Our Sirus wheelchair access vehicle is just brilliant”

Richard and Marie Johns from Truro have been Sirus customers for almost five years. Richard drives a VW Upfront wheelchair access vehicle and transfers to the driver seat, or his wife Marie drives. They recently had a demonstration of the Ford Drive/Upfront which perfectly suits their needs.

Disability campaigner, influencer and model Nicki tells us about her Sirus Drive From Wheelchair vehicle during COVID-19

Social media influencer, motivational speaker, disability campaigner, fashion and beauty model Nicki Donnelly tells us how her Motability Drive From Wheelchair has given her freedom and confidence during Covid-19.

Driving From My Wheelchair is Like ‘Coming Out of the Darkness into the Light’

Sirus customer Jim tells us how his drive from wheelchair vehicle means he now feels independent again. After struggling with transferring to his standard car, he describes his Sirus VW Drive as like ‘heaven’.

Travelling upfront in my wheelchair access car, I can see more out of the windows and I don’t feel like I am in a confined space

Today we hear from our customer Stephanie Leaf from North Yorkshire, who has a Sirus Ford which is designed for her to travel upfront next to the driver. She loves the fact she can see more out the window and doesn’t feel like she is in a confined space.

“I cannot explain how wonderful it is sitting upfront, its like having a Rolls Royce”

Mrs Pauline Evans tells us all about her experience travelling in her VW upfront passenger wav the first time. She had almost given up on going out due to the travel sickness caused by sitting in the back in her wheelchair.

“I would definitely recommend Sirus for their vehicle adaptations expertise”

Gill Tyrer from Llandudno has a Sirus VW Drive and had a range of vehicle adaptations fitted to make driving from her wheelchair as comfortable as possible. Our expert engineers relocated many of the driving controls for Gill creating a bespoke box which housed a variety of switches and a drop in key, raised the floor for better vision, lightened the steering and fitted a small steering wheel. “When I first saw my adaptations, I thought oh my goodness! This vehicle really is quite unique!”

“We have driven our drive from wheelchair vehicle the length and breadth of Spain!”

“It’s a cracking little motor! It’s never missed a beat and we have driven it the length and breadth of Spain…3,000 miles in just a few months. We have two bought Approved Used drive from wheelchair vehicles from Sirus and have had such brilliant service at a great price.

“Thank you all once again and for bringing a little ray of sunshine into our lives. Quite simply, you are the best”.

Our customer Mr Pope tells us about his experience with Sirus. “With regard to Tina (mobility specialist), I have to say she is the most beautiful person, in every way. What an asset she is to Sirus. To maintain such a calm and reassuring manner following many hours on UK’s motorways, is brilliant and the help she gave me in taxing the car, reading the small print (I forgot my reading glasses) was just like being taken out by one of my daughters but showing a bit more patience than they would have done!!! Wonderful, priceless, I can’t really say anymore. Thank you all once again and for bringing a little ray of sunshine into our lives. Quite simply, you are the best.

David Smith MBE & Team GB Boccia Player tells us all about his Sirus VW Drive From Wheelchair

David Smith MBE and Boccia gold medal winner tells us how his fuel-efficient Sirus drive from wheelchair vehicle enables him to travel all around the country to training sessions and competitions. 

Feedback from our recent WAV survey…

Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent WAV survey! We gained some great insight into what you look for in your ideal wheelchair accessible vehicle and hear from some of our Sirus customers.

Freedom to travel in my Sirus Upfront Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle

I play Powerchair Football for West Bromwich Albion Throstles and have done so for the past 10 years. I travel to and from games/training in my Upfront Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle converted by Sirus.  In addition to football, the Sirus VW Upfront has given me so much freedom to travel without having to worry about not having enough space to take everything I need.

“Sirus provided excellent service and after care, which was very relieving and comforting for me as a disabled person”

Sirus contacted me on several occasions to ensure everything was okay with me using the car with the appropriate adaptations, which was a transfer plate to help me get in and out of the vehicle with ease. This shows after care provision by an experienced member of your staff, which was very relieving and comforting for me as a disabled person. 

“Learning to drive has given me independence and the freedom to live my life”

Learning to drive is probably the single best thing I have ever done as it has given me independence and the freedom to live my life. I have a Sirus Fiat Qubo drive from wheelchair vehicle, where I drive straight in the rear via an automated tailgate and ramp which opens at the push of a button.

“Sirus warranty and aftersales service is excellent”

The engineers can fit all kinds of driving adaptations to make their customers lives easier, and they really think about how you are going to use the car for every day life. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Sirus to anyone looking for a mobility solution.”

“It is the best accessible vehicle I have ever had”

I would highly recommend this wheelchair accessible vehicle and would encourage people to see for themselves how good it really is and to experience all the benefits. It meets all of my needs and provides the quietest and most comfortable ride with all the facilities to allow independent use.

Sirus customer Assisted Mobility Services receive award from HRH Prince of Wales

“I set up Assisted Mobility Services Ltd in June 2017. We provide transportation with support for hospitals visits, appointments, shopping trips, days out, leisure activities and more. We can even cater for our customers dogs! We help many customers who are vulnerable, many who haven’t been out for years, and find it almost impossible to […]

Kelly’s story

I have been a Sirus customer for Six years and in that time I’ve had nothing but amazing customer service from the whole team. From calling the office to one of the friendly team coming out to you, its a seamless process! I even had a repair around Christmas one year that meant my car […]

Ryan & Shellee

“I love all of the Sirus conversions… they design products which don’t look like a disability car, they actually makes us feel ‘more normal!’.  The way they fit out the base vehicle and ensure the finish on the interior is exceptional.  Sadly I don’t currently own a Sirus conversion, as I need a larger vehicle […]

Graham, Shropshire

“In 1989 I had a stroke on my left side which affected my arm leaving it weak, and my left leg which never returned to proper working order. I had a WAV which was fine until the beginning of 2009 when I found that I was not steady on my crutches, so I started to […]

Mike, West Midlands  

“Spending time with Sirus has been phenomenal. I’ve really enjoyed my experience with them. Having been in the jewellery manufacturing trade myself for a number of years, I love to see how things are made, and I wanted to gain an understanding of the work that goes into the conversion.  In earlier years, when vehicles […]

Catherine, Suffolk

“I am writing to express my appreciation for all the work done on my behalf, for my VW Caddy Drive.  I cannot tell you how great it is to be able to drive again. I can’t believe it! I have to pinch myself! the lack of suitable transport rendered me housebound for nearly 4 years […]

Bethann, West Midlands

“I can still walk, although it is limited, and occasionally I am a bit better and don’t need the chair as much, although other times I am completely reliant on it. In the past, when I was in the stage where I needed the chair, I would withdraw from life because my pain and stamina […]