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Wheelchair Ramps

Wheelchair Ramp

In the past, it was often difficult for a person in a wheelchair to get around. Access to different buildings was limited, and many attractions and points of interest were not wheelchair friendly. Additionally, having a wheelchair ramp that could help you while you were out was not readily available.

Now, thankfully, everything has changed. Nearly all buildings and public venues have wheelchair accessibility. People that are in a wheelchair also have more access to different types of mobility ramps that are affordable, lightweight, and portable.

Suitcase Style Ramps

You can travel in style with ramps that fold into a suitcase. You can travel anywhere with these ramps and increase your accessibility to any area. These ramps are perfect for small areas where builders may not have thought to increase access.

Threshold Ramps

Sometimes it is the smallest thing that can hold you back when you are in a wheelchair or mobility scooter. A threshold that is too high to go over in your wheelchair safely can be frustrating. Threshold ramps are a simple solution. These small ramps help you ease over any entranceway and can be quickly folded up until you are ready to use them again. Or, if you are looking for them for your home, install these ramps throughout the home where there are high thresholds and save thousands of pounds on remodelling.

Channel Ramps

Channel ramps are a great tool for increasing accessibility for both wheelchairs and mobility scooters. These ramps are designed in a way that allows you to use them anywhere. These ramps come in different lengths and widths so that you can accommodate just about any access point when you are out and about or within your home. Channel ramps are designed to be weather-resistant, making them an excellent addition to any outdoor area.

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Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process

In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.

Who is eligible for VAT relief?

You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:

VAT Relief on our Disability Aids

All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.

How VAT relief works

If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

More information from HMRC

You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.

The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).