Community Access

Time and time again, our NDIS participants have improved community access as one of their primary goals. When they come to meet with us and investigate the options in our range, the need to get outside and enjoy open space and shared experiences is paramount in their focus.

We read in the news the issues those living with a disability may face from spending time alone and typically indoors.

Social isolation is typically defined by a low frequency of social contact. Compared to the general population, people with disability have fewer friends, less social support and are more socially isolated. This has never been more apparent than in these times of pandemic restrictions and lockdowns due to Covid19.

Having access to a means to get out and about, whether supervised, through independent means or with assistance has never been more important as a tool to help manage wellness and mental health.

Using an electric tricycle to visit the markets can make community access easier for those unable to walk too far

It may be something as simple as getting to the shops or the local park, but without the appropriate options to make this achievable, comfortable and safe, some may choose to stay at home. We try to give everyBody options to explore

We stock a wide range of ebikes, etrikes and special needs trikes which can help all members of our community improve their access to their local neighbourhood. And you never know, you may just encourage others to join you in a new-found means of getting out and about!

Lesley and Helen ride together often and encourage each other to use their trikes to access their local community

Need to get further afield? We even stock trailers and carriers which are suited to carry 2-wheel and 3-wheel bikes on the back of vehicles using a tow-bar assembly.

Sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7403030