We were delighted to have Caroline Nokes, Conservative MP for Romsey and North Southampton, visit Snows Peugeot in Romsey on August 10.
She heard first-hand of the massive difference the Motability Scheme makes to some of her disabled constituents.
Sue, a local resident, proudly showed off her electric SUV which has made her much more independent.
“The car has given me so much freedom.”
Sue took delivery of her first Motability Scheme car in January.
Increasingly reliant on her scooter and crutches due to Parkes Weber Syndrome, she says the Peugeot e-2008 SUV has transformed her travel over the last six months:
“It’s changed my ability to get around. The car has given me so much freedom.
“I mainly drive out to the forest, and to visit my daughter in Buckinghamshire.
“The car is very easy to drive.
“I don’t walk much now. I have a scooter and a hoist in the back of the car.”
“Keenly aware of the challenges disabled people face.”
Caroline Nokes MP said: “I’m delighted to meet Sue and to hear how the Motability Scheme has made such a difference to her journeys.
“In my Romsey and North Southampton constituency, around 500 people are Scheme customers.
“I’m keenly aware of the challenges disabled people face.
“Motability’s accessible transport solutions help to address some of those concerns.”
“It’s been a pleasure to attend this handover in Romsey”
Richard Cartwright, one of Motability's Governors, attended the event and said: “We would like to thank Sue for coming today and Caroline Nokes MP for supporting the Motability Scheme.
“It’s been a pleasure to attend this handover in Romsey and to show how the Scheme is evolving to help disabled people.
“We will continue to offer the most innovative transportation advances for all Motability Scheme customers.”
Learn more about the Motability Scheme.