Archive for June, 2018

Claiming VAT Relief For Mobility Products

Monday, June 25th, 2018 by morethan

We often get questions about if you can claim VAT relief when buying mobility products so we put together this short blog below which will hopefully answer most of these questions.  If not please do call us on 0800 046 3949 for more advice.

Individuals purchasing disabled mobility products for their own personal use and have a long term medical condition are usually exempt from paying VAT.

Only products on our website that are specifically adapted to aid disability or for the chronically sick are eligible for VAT relief.  These products are only available at zero-rate VAT when purchased directly by an individual for their ‘domestic or personal use’.

The zero-rating of goods and services for a disabled person depends in part upon the status of the recipient.  In order to qualify for zero-rating, the eligible person must be ‘chronically sick or disabled. The items must not be purchased for the general use of other able bodied persons. Items for use in an institution, or re-sale are not eligible for zero-rating.

  • Chronically sick means that you have an illness that is likely to last a long time e.g. arthritis, diabetes, and angina.
  • Disabled means substantially and permanently handicapped by illness or injury.

You do not have to be registered disabled to claim relief from VAT, but the nature of your illness or disablement must be specified in your declaration.  A frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb does not qualify for VAT relief.

If you are in doubt you should call your local Customs office or call the National Advice Service on 0845 302 02 03.

We will require you to sign a simple declaration form that confirms you are eligible to receive goods at a VAT exempt price. Our prices are therefore shown exclusive of any VAT.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

www.morethanmobility.com

NEW Dorchester Rise & Recline Chair Available in Store

Thursday, June 21st, 2018 by morethan

We just wanted to let you know that the new luxurious Dorchester Rise & Recline Chair has just arrived into our mobility stores.

The Pride Dorchester riser recliner chair is the first British manufactured chair to feature a 10” powered headrest, powered lumbar support, and independent dual motors which are controlled via a simplistic control system.

Find your perfect position with the Dorchester soft seating system which has been hand padded to ensure additional comfort and support.

With a generously filled waterfall or lateral back cushion and an exquisite seat base, the Dorchester has been designed to feature maximum comfort and limitless functions.

Available in choice of three fabric options and in a standard or petite size.

Do visit our mobility stores for a demonstration.

Kind regards

More Than Mobility

Mobility Products For Carers Week

Friday, June 15th, 2018 by morethan

This week is Carers Week and at More Than Mobility we are helping Carers UK spread awareness about the work of the 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend.

Here at More Than Mobility we recognise the invaluable support and work you do (mainly unpaid) for your family members and we want to let you know we are here if we can help in any way with providing mobility products.   We stock a huge range of mobility products available for carers and their patients from Mobility ScootersWheelchairsAdjustable BedsWalking AidsStair lifts, Moving & Handling to Adapted Clothing.  Please do call us on 0800 046 3949 if you need any support or advice.

Carers Week (#CarersWeek) is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It aims to highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the helping hand they give to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year the focus is around highlighting the physical and mental strain felt by unpaid carers.   The physical and mental strain of caring “jeopardising” unpaid carers’ ability to care in the future, warn national charities  Lack of sleep, performing care tasks and the impact on their finances named as top stressors by unpaid carers.

Remember you are not alone and there is always help at hand.   Take a look at Carers UK website for help and support and also events and activities taking place in your local area.

Best-selling mobility products for carers and patients include:

Please visit our More Than Mobility website for our full range of mobility products available – we are sure you will find everything you need to make your and your patient’s life easier.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team

www.morethanmobility.com

More Than Mobility Northampton Store Motability Approved Dealer

Friday, June 8th, 2018 by morethan

NEW June 2018:  our Northampton mobility store is now Motability Approved alongside our Sidmouth store!

Need a new mobility scooter or powerchair but cannot afford to buy one outright? The Motability Scheme has been designed to help disabled people, members of the Armed Forces and war pensioners lease a brand new mobility scooter or electric wheelchair as part of their Mobility allowance, funded by the government.

You may be entitled to join the Motability scheme if you receive any of the following government-funded allowances (with at least 12 months’ award length remaining):

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Use your Mobility or Disability Allowance and Lease a New Mobility Scooter or Powerchair from £16 per week through our Sidmouth or Northampton More Than Mobility Store.

Benefits of the Motability Scheme are:

  • 3 years lease for mobility scooters or powered wheelchairs
  • Batteries, tyres and breakdown assistance all included
  • Worry Free Insurance
    • Covers accidental damage and theft
    • No excess to pay
    • Third party liability and legal expenses cover
  • Worry Free Breakdown Assistance
    • 24/7 Get Your Home assistance
    • Covers accidents and breakdown
  • Worry Free Service, Maintenance and Repair
    • Call outs and home collections

Simply browse to see our full selection of electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters, then give our Sidmouth mobility store a call on 01395 519850 or our Northampton Store on 01604 407702.

Best Wishes

More Than Mobility Team