Children's trips on Isle of Wight made easier with new mobility car
The Isle of Wight Council has purchased a specially converted wheelchair vehicle which should allow disabled children and young adults on the island to enjoy more trips and activities.
The council runs a number of 'Short Breaks' for youngsters with mobility issues throughout the year, and decided to invest in the car in order for a greater number to attend the excursions, which vary in length from a matter of hours to several days away.
The director for community wellbeing and social care at the group, Ian Anderson, described the purchase as a 'very worthwhile investment', and said that it is already 'making a real difference'. Some of the various activities the vehicle will now allow children to get involved with include horse riding, football, water sports, sensory play and swimming.
This story is yet another example of new and used mobility cars proving to be of vital importance in a local community, with the vehicles offering fantastically convenient transport for disabled people of all ages.
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