Isaac, lives with his mum, Sarah, and younger brother and sister. He has two live in carers who have become part of the family.
“We always have lots of friends and family round and I love it most when we all listen to music together. I can’t walk or talk but I smile and laugh a lot, and they can always tell how I feel and what I need.”
Isaac received a grant towards his Wheelchair-Accessible-Vehicle (WAV), which he travels in with his mum and carers.
Before he got the grant and joined the Motability Scheme, Isaac and his family weren’t able to travel together. “My mum had an old car that broke down a lot. There was never enough space for my brother and sister to come out with me as I need a carer to sit next to me while travelling.”
Having the Motability vehicle has made such a difference. Being able to travel in my wheelchair is safer, more comfortable and vital to my wellbeing. It also means my family can travel with me and we can all do things together now. We live in a rural area so everything is far away from us, but I like being able to travel in my wheelchair and looking out of the window as the world goes by.”
Isaac enjoys going swimming regularly and attending a resource centre where he takes various classes including cooking and computing.
“My favourite activity is swimming so my mum and carers take me to a hydro pool four times a week. The nearest pool is a long way away but it helps me move my arms and legs, and prevents pain so the journey is worth it. I love music too and went to a festival last year where I saw George Ezra – it was very exciting. I can do all the things I love most now thanks to my Motability vehicle.”