“I spend most of my time working with customers who want to drive from their wheelchair or drive and transfer internally. I have many years of experience in this area and love to be able to help people find the right solution to enable them to drive and become independent. I visit customers at their home to carry out demonstrations and I cover the whole of the country, from Scotland to Cornwall as well as Northern Ireland.
Driving for the First Time
The main thing I love about my job is the time I spend with customers. Being a drive from wheelchair and internal transfer specialist, I meet many people who are considering driving for the first time or are returning to driving after adapting to their disability. Many people don’t quite believe driving is possible until I carry out the demonstration, so the realisation on their face when they see they can drive is priceless. There are so many amazing car adaptations out there, almost anything is possible.
I work closely with Motability Grants and their team of assessors where we will both attend a demonstration. The Motability assessors will ask what equipment you will need to carry, how many passengers will travel with you, where you will park the disability vehicle, is side or rear entry best depending on your parking situation etc. This should ensure we recommend the right mobility vehicle and adaptations for you.
Knowledge and Experience
With over 12 years experience, I have a lot of experience in WAV conversions and adaptations, so I will be able to talk you through all of the options available, including advice on mobility vehicle conversions, driving adaptations, seating solutions and wheelchair securing systems.
Another element of the role I love is the long term relationships I build with customers. Some customers have been with Sirus longer than I have and have purchased two or even three mobility vehicles from Sirus. That is what really makes us proud as a team…that people want to come back to us time and time again. We actually call it the Sirus family”.
Information on applying for a Motability Grant
Motability can provide Charitable Grants towards:
- Vehicle adaptations – such as wheelchair hoists and Infra-Red controls.
Find out about grants towards Scheme vehicle adaptations
- Vehicle Advance Payments – often for larger, more expensive vehicles on the Scheme.
Find out about grants towards Advance Payments
- Driving lessons – make the most of your independence and learn to drive.
Find out about grants towards driving lessons
If you think that you need a Charitable Grant, please call the Motability Scheme’s Customer Services on 0300 456 4566 to discuss your options.
If you would like a demonstration of one of our vehicles, call 0121 505 7777.