Problems and Solutions for People with Disabilities

Disabilities come in many forms and many different levels. Some disabilities are easy to see.  As an example, a person using a wheelchair.  Others are not noticeable by appearance. All of these disabilities can have an impact on everyday life. However, they do not have to stop the enjoyment of life. 


The first thing that everyone should understand is that a disability is not a problem that requires a solution. A disability is something that is a part of a person’s life.  This requires a disabled person to approach day-to-day functions in a different way. A disability may require a person to be a little more creative to accomplish their goals.  Hey!  Creativity is always a good thing. Creativity is what helps the world advance socially and technologically.  


Where There Is A Desire There Is A Solution 


A disability of any type should not have to diminish the happiness of the individual. There are many different ways that a person with a disability can be assisted.  Goals can be accomplished. 


People that have mental disabilities may benefit from different types of therapies in addition to any medical care they receive. Gardening or playing games or even learning to bake can be therapeutic. All of these hobbies have modalities that can assist in making hobbies come to life.  Physical disabilities need not be debilitating. 


For those with physical disabilities, the field of assistive devices is much broader.  You will be amazed at what you can use to help you achieve your goals. Consider learning disabilities.  They are being overcome with many different Internet-based tools and programs that were not available only a few years ago.  


Being disabled no longer means that you are limited. 


You Can Create the Next Assistance Device 


Another benefit of having a disability that is common with people is that you personally understand the types of assistive devices you need to make your life easier. This knowledge can help you design and create something that will help you!  You can market your creation to help others. Innovation always comes from necessity. 

Positivity is Key


In the end, it is always about how you look at your disability. If you see it as a problem in your life, you will spend considerable time seeking out a solution. If you see it as a lifestyle, you will be able to find all the positive things that can enhance that lifestyle. Positive is always much more fulfilling than negative. 


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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).