About Alison Lapper.
Alison is a well known public figure and regularly gives talks about her life. Born with no arms and shortened legs, Alison was institutionalised at six weeks old and spent her next 17 years at Chailey Heritage in Sussex. At the age of 19, she obtained a driving licence and her own flat, and began to live her daily life independently. Audiences at her talks range from the Royal College of Midwives to local voluntary groups. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange a talk with Alison.
Alison recently took delivery of a new VW Transporter (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle) that was fully customised to give Alison the ongoing independence to drive.
What we did
The VW Transporter was first converted by our partners, lowering the floor to make the vehicle Wheelchair accessible.
The skilled team at Steering Developments then carried out the following adaptations in our Hemel Hempstead workshop.