If your business is not accessible to all disabled people, including wheelchair users, perhaps ask yourself these 4 questions:
- How many disabled people are there in the UK?
- How many wheelchair users are there in the UK?
- What is the value of the purple pound spend in the UK?
- Do I want to increase my turnover/ business revenue?
Picture- The Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair (Model V- Vertical travel) being installed in a London Restaurant:
Invisible step lifts are usually low rise transfer lifts designed to provide disabled access for wheelchair users up and down steps either inside a building or externally. Some models of low rise transfer lifts travel just vertically (up and down) whilst other models can travel vertically and then on reaching the desired travel height the top platform that the wheelchair stands on slides out horizontally bridging the gap between the steps and the floor.
The “Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair” comes in three models, two vertical travel options and also the combined vertical and horizontal travel model. Probably the quickest and easiest way to understand this product is to watch the video of this low rise transfer lift in action which is available to view on “The Invisible Step Lift by Oyster Mayfair” page on this oystermayfair.co.uk website.
Did you know that many people may be able to receive extra help from the company that owns and maintains the electricity cables and lines in your area? (this is NOT the company that you pay your electricity bill to). For example in London, the South East and East of England some people can apply to register on a Priority Services Register with UK Power Networks at
There appears to be quite allot of help on offer for pensioners, people with disabilities, people that rely on medical equipment or medicines that they must keep in the fridge, dementia sufferers, people recovering from medical treatment and households with young children.
Obviously you will need to check out the relevant company for your area and find out exactly what help they might be offering.
Here is a link to a U.K. Government website that has information about financial help, benefits, carers allowance, transport/ blue badge scheme, day centres, access to work, disability rights etc.
Did you know that Tfl (Transport for London) offer a free “Please offer me a seat” badge and card that can be used on all their services- London Overground, London Underground, Tfl Rail, Buses, Trams, DLR and River Services.
Disabled people often do not have to pay VAT on products designed or adapted for their personal use. This VAT relief can also apply to major items of expenditure such as certain building works and installation costs. More details can be found on the following website:
NEWS- The new blog on the oystermayfair.co.uk website will contain a series of articles containing useful information about Disability and Old Age as well articles about certain products for elderly or disabled people.