Meet Jadon and his family. Jadon is 17 and lives in South Wales with his parents.
Jadon’s parents lease a Ford Tourneo Grand Connect on the Motability Scheme so Jadon is able to travel with his family, get out, go to school and take part in his hobbies.
“Jadon is autistic and has learning difficulties,” his dad Mark explains. “We found out about the Motability Scheme when we applied for DLA. We spoke to Motability and received a grant for the Advance Payment for the vehicle.”
“Jadon enjoys cycling with a trike and the vehicle is large enough to store his trike in the boot. Cycling with Jadon is the safest and most effective form of exercise for the whole family, but we need to be able to travel to various areas to cycle. Without a large vehicle, this is impossible. This vehicle is beyond our ability to finance ourselves, but is available on the Scheme.
The vehicle has been a real benefit to us as a family. We have been able to travel to many fantastic cycling routes close to home and sometimes further away. In reality these times out, cycling are the only real opportunity we have to relax and enjoy time out as a family without worry.
The vehicle was essential to our survival as a family unit through the lockdown period.”