Guidance on VAT Relief for the Disabled

What is VAT relief for the disabled? In December 2014, VAT Notice 701/7 was released, providing VAT exemption for the disabled when buying goods designed or adapted to aid their mobility. The terms for VAT relief for the disabled are as follows; If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you won’t be charged VAT on products…

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Riser Recliner Chair Upholstery Options

Riser Recliner Chair Upholstery Guide

Upholstery is a very important part of a riser recliner chair and getting it right could be the difference between a chair you love and a chair you regret buying. There are plenty of options to consider and we recommend you read the selector guide below to ensure you make an informed decision. Upholstery selector guide…

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Buying Guide: Opera® Profiling Beds

Profiling beds are electric care beds for elderly and disabled persons. They enable the operator to adjust the overall height of the bed as well as the backrest and legrest of the mattress platform. All electric adjustments are made through a handset control that can be used by the patient in the bed or by…

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Trendelenburg

Trendelenburg and Anti-Trendelenburg Explained

The Trendelenburg position is a feature integrated into most modern-day profiling and adjustable care beds. The position involves placing the patient’s head down and elevating the feet, resulting in their whole body sloping down with the feet at the highest end. The picture below shows a high dependency bed in the Trendelenburg position with the…

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Guide to Bed Sores/Pressure Ulcers

The Complete Guide to Pressure Ulcers (Bed Sores)

Pressure Ulcers/Bed Sores What are pressure ulcers? Pressure ulcers (known also as pressure sores, bed sores, and decubitus ulcers) are areas of skin that have been subjected to sustained amounts of pressure, resulting in the skin and tissue becoming damaged. Constant pressure on a vulnerable area of the body results in the circulation of blood…

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