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VAT exemption for disabled people: how it works and who is eligible

Mobility aids and accessible equipment can be a great lifeline for people with a disability or health condition but some people may struggle to afford certain products at full price. Thankfully, with VAT exemption, customers with qualifying conditions can get VAT relief of 20% on eligible items.  Here at Disability Horizons, we go through everything you need to know about VAT exemption –  what it is and how it works, who is eligible and how you claim on products in our online shop.Read more... “VAT exemption for disabled people: how it works and who is eligible”
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8 stylish and functional adaptive clothing brands for disabled people

Finding that perfect outfit or searching for adaptive clothing that is both comfortable and fashionable can be tricky when you’re disabled. Also, being able to dress independently and with dignity can be challenging if you have poor motor skills or dexterity issues. Thankfully, the Disability Horizons Shop has the solution with its collection of adaptive clothing brands, all of which have discreet, accessible fastenings, wider openings and wheelchair-friendly designs.    Read more... “8 stylish and functional adaptive clothing brands for disabled people”
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All you need to know about the RADAR key scheme to access disabled toilets

The  RADAR key scheme is a commercial scheme that provides keys and locks so that eligible people with a disability or health condition can access tens of thousands of accessible toilets across the UK. Here at Disability Horizons, we go through all you need to know about the RADAR key scheme – what a RADAR key is, the history of the scheme, who is eligible for a RADAR key, finding accessible toilets, the difference between a real or fake RADAR key and different RADAR key schemes in other countries.Read more... “All you need to know about the RADAR key scheme to access disabled toilets”
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7 mobility aids that will support your foot care needs

Your foot care and having the right footwear can be difficult if you have a disability. Being able to put on socks and shoes, washing your feet, cutting your toenails or doing exercise has its challenges if you have a mobility impairment, joint pain or dexterity issues. Thankfully, here at the Disability Horizons Shop, we have a range of dressing aids, disabled footwear and mobility aids that are sure to support your foot care needs. Read more... “7 mobility aids that will support your foot care needs”
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Treat your loved one with an accessible gift this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us and now is the perfect time to treat your loved one with a stylish and dashing gift. Here at Disability Horizons, we share nine accessible products that you can spoil your other half with, which are both trendy and practical for people with a disability or health condition.

Sam Renke accessible handbag – from £40.00

This gorgeous ladies handbag and matching clutch designed by actress, presenter and disability campaigner Samantha Renke is brimming with accessible features.… Read more... “Treat your loved one with an accessible gift this Valentine’s Day”
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7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity

Tending to certain bathroom needs, such as toileting, showering and bathing, can be difficult if you have a disability or mobility impairments. However, there are many accessible bathroom aids to give you comfort and support when carrying out these personal tasks. Here, we share 7 accessible bathroom aids on the Disability Horizons Shop that will give you greater independence and dignity.Read more... “7 accessible bathroom aids that will give you greater independence and dignity”
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8 accessible products to help you enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability

Arts and crafts are great educational resources, therapeutic tools and fun activities for all, no matter your age or ability. Not only does creating bright pictures or chunky jewellery give you or your children a chance to express yourselves independently, but it aids in promoting a healthy relationship with self-esteem. Here at Disability Horizons, we round up eight accessible products that could help you and your children enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability.Read more... “8 accessible products to help you enjoy arts and crafts if you have a disability”
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9 creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas

So, this is Christmas, and what will you buy? A luxury sock aid or a T-shirt we made? What about stickers that show love and pride, or even some clothing that is sure to fit fine. Well, you can find all these and more creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas on the Disability Horizons Shop.

Lettering Works disability stickers – £2.95 each

These stickers are an ideal stocking filler for anyone looking to comfort themselves or catch the eyes of others with these bright, colourful and abstract designs.… Read more... “9 creative and unique gifts for disabled people this Christmas”
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8 accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school

Now disabled children and teenagers are heading back to school following the summer break, it’s time to make sure they have all the best clothing, storage, gadgets, tools and activities to make their education as accessible and inclusive as possible. Here at Disability Horizons, we round up eight accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school, all available on the Disability Horizons Shop.… Read more... “8 accessible and functional products for disabled children heading back to school”
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5 products to help manage fatigue and chronic illness

Fatigue is a feeling of constant tiredness or weakness and can be physical, mental or a combination of both. It can occur in many chronic illnesses including myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). In the past year, it has also been seen as one of 200 symptoms relating to long Covid. Here at Disability Horizons, we have rounded up five useful products to help people with fatigue pace themselves and maintain hydration, hygiene and energy levels in their day-to-day lives.Read more... “5 products to help manage fatigue and chronic illness”
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Exercise equipment to help you stay active if you are disabled

Getting into exercise as a disabled person can seem like an additional challenge. Not only do we have to find time to fit it in amongst our busy schedules and working life, but not all equipment, leisure facilities or sports are accessible. Here at Disability Horizons, we want to help you find easy ways to access and enjoy fitness and exercise, whether at home or in a gym, so we have rounded up five useful fitness aids available on the Disability Horizons Shop.Read more... “Exercise equipment to help you stay active if you are disabled”
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4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything

A first for the UK, the revolutionary new Cat Tongue grip tape that is not only non-abrasive and latex-free but can be washed, providing endless uses for making items non-slip and easier to grip. The Cat Tonuge grip tape is self-adhesive and can be attached to almost any surface or item – making everyday objects immediately easier to hold and less likely to slip from your hand whilst in use.… Read more... “4 ingenious and useful ways to use grip tape to provide a better grip on anything”