Confidence Builders for Those With a Disability

When you have a disability, whether you were born with it or acquired it later in life, it does not have to define who you are as a person. Everyone, regardless of abilities, has the right to be happy, to work, to have fun, to socialize, and to try to achieve their dreams. 

 

Sometimes it becomes hard to be positive. Sometimes it feels as if your disability is holding you back or preventing you from enjoying life. Sometimes you feel defeated. This is normal for everyone. However, there are some things that you should keep in mind. 

 

Live Up to Your Own Expectations 

 

You know yourself better than anyone. Regardless of what doctors tell you or what your friends and family think, only you know what you can and cannot achieve. Do not let others' expectations, or lack thereof, hold you back from doing what you want to do and trying new things. 

 

Never Compare Yourself to Others 

 

Never compare yourself to someone else. It does not matter if they have a disability, the same disability, or none at all. Everyone is an individual and should be treated as such. You must remember to treat yourself as the individual you are so that you can achieve your dreams. 

 

Be Understanding of Others 

 

Many people feel as if they must treat a person differently when they have a disability. It may be their way of trying to be kind, but in reality, it probably feels offensive. Be the person who can overlook these inadequacies and just brush off their "good intentions." If their treatment is really bothersome, simply tell the person that they can be open and honest with you because it builds a much better friendship. 

 

Keep an Open Mind 

 

Yes, your disability can cause challenges in your everyday life. Yes, your disability may prevent you from doing some activities. However, your disability does not have to prevent you from trying new things. Keep an open mind to new experiences. You will love how much this will enhance your life. 

 

Remain Positive 

 

The best thing that you can do is remain positive, even when you do not feel that way. It can be difficult to feel positive, especially if you are feeling insecure or defeated at the time. But being positive can start with something very small, and the happiness that being positive brings will only grow from there. 

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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).