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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update   Following the introduction of further government restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to temporarily close our Belton manufacturing site.   We will take our lead from the government and re assess the situation in 3 weeks. This decision will support the wellbeing and safety of our families […]

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Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle Reviews

Shopping for wheelchair-accessible vehicles should be as exciting as buying any other car, but with so many options and varying opinions on makes and models before you even get to the accessibility features, it can also feel a little overwhelming. Sieving through the endless reviews of family-sized vehicles can feel like a challenge in itself, so we thought we’d save you time and do a little digging.

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What can we learn from the Paralympics?

What can we learn from the Paralympics?

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee are working with relevant government bodies and organisations, to develop a set of guidelines, approved by the International Paralympic Committee, to help people with disabilities access the games and feel safe and included during the events.

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Cartwright partners with Stoneacre Ford York Transit Centre

Cartwright’s partnership with Stoneacre United in our love of rugby, Cartwright first partnered with Stoneacre Motor Group over three years ago, when together we helped Wes Trowell – a lifetime supporter of Hull FC – follow his team across the globe in a custom-built wheelchair accessible vehicle. Our combined efforts modified a high roof Ford […]

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Which car manufacturer is best for wheelchair accessibility?

While we all have our favourites, some of us are more married to our automobile manufacturer than others. Are you one of those who puts a great deal of store in their car’s badge, or is it all about the best deal? Car manufacturers have all sorts of tricks up their sleeves for keeping us […]

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The hidden costs of disabilities

Inclusion at a price Should it cost to feel included? No, wheelchair users shouldn’t have to pay extra to work, socialise and live their life to the fullest. But this is a sad reality for many.

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Understanding your options for wheelchair accessible vehicle features and adaptations

There are a wide range of ways that a vehicle can be made more accessible, both for a driver and for a passenger. With the right modifications, a car or van can be tailored exactly to your needs.

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Living and commuting with a hidden disability

What is a hidden disability? Invisible or hidden disabilities are physical, mental or neurological conditions that aren’t necessarily visible to other people – often leading to misunderstandings or unfair assumptions.

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Where in the UK has the best wheelchair access?

Wheelchair accessibility isn’t a checklist – it’s a mindset. It’s simply not enough to add raised platforms at train stations, disabled-friendly toilet facilities at work and ramps to public buildings. While these are good places to start, we need to start reconsidering how we approach development.

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Our range of WAVs are available to book for a home demo

The guide to buying a wheelchair-accessible vehicle for the first time

Buying your first wheelchair-accessible vehicle can often be an overwhelming experience. You’ve decided the time is right, but that’s only the first step. Soon you’re bombarded with brochures, sifting through details on dozens of models and makes – it’s enough to make anyone dizzy.

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The importance of test-driving a wheelchair-accessible vehicle

You’ve shortlisted the wheelchair-accessible vehicles that you think fit the bill – so what’s next? A test drive is an essential part of buying a WAV – not just for driver, but for everyone who will be using the vehicle.

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Recognising and combating ableism at work

What is ableism? We see it in showbiz with non-disabled actors playing disabled roles. We see it in activism with Greta Thunberg sounding off against politicians who use her diagnosis of autism to invalidate her efforts to tackle climate change. We see it in employment figures with disabled women being “more than twice as likely […]

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