Do you, or someone you care for, need to travel in a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) as a passenger, and have adaptations over and above those needed to simply enter and exit the vehicle?
Our Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Grants support thousands of disabled people to make the journeys they choose every year. However, when talking to our potential grantees it’s clear that some people need a bigger variety of adaptations to their vehicles. Our Bespoke Passenger Solutions Grant is available to support this.
Our Bespoke Passenger Solutions can provide changing facilities, including hoisting and privacy, inside a large WAV.
Our Bespoke Passenger Solutions Programme is currently prioritising funding towards people who can join the Motability Scheme and will receive the most benefit by using the vehicle on a regular basis.
The cost of these vehicles is high, so to ensure that we are providing grants for maximum benefit, we prioritise funding for disabled people who will find the use of a vehicle essential to support them with one of the following:
- Frequent medical/respite/wellbeing appointments where there is no suitable transportation available
- Attending School or College
Please note that you cannot place an order for a vehicle until you have received your grant decision – we are not able to award a grant if you have already ordered your vehicle.
Through our Bespoke Passenger Solutions Programme, we can help towards additional adaptations which may be required by the disabled person or carer. These may include but are not limited to:
- Ceiling hoists
- Folding tables or Changing beds
- Sensory equipment
- Storage for equipment or medication
- Sound dampening
- Interior or exterior lighting
- Perspex screens
See these adaptations in action via video.
To be considered for a Bespoke Passenger Solutions Grant, contact us on 0800 500 3186 and have your National Insurance number ready. Children aged 3-15 years old have their National Insurance number or reference number at the top of their Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance award letter.
We will discuss what you need and if we think we can help, we will send you an application form (digital and paper versions available).
We are experiencing unprecedented demand and we are working hard to process applications as quickly as possible.
Our expert Case Managers and Driving Advisors will need to ask for information about your mobility needs (or your dependent's needs), to ensure the WAV and any adaptations we fund are right.
Using the information that provided, our Case Managers will carefully consider the individual circumstances, and where an application includes financial help with an Advance Payment, your grant award letter will include a list of suitable WAV that the charity is prepared to fund.
All of our grant applications are means-tested to make sure that we give funding to those most in need of support. We will look at your financial situation, including household income and savings, and if we believe you are able to afford to make a contribution towards the vehicle yourself, we may make this a condition of your grant award.