Demand - Design & Manufacture for Disability
Demand - Design & manufacture for Disability
The charity that transforms the lives of people with disabilities through the provision of bespoke equipment
DEMAND is a charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities that require bespoke equipment to help them with their everyday lives. We transform the lives of people with disabilities - of all ages and with all types of disability.
DEMAND's engineering and design expertise enable us to manufacture bespoke equipment that helps people with disabilities. From two sites in the UK, our team of 20 staff work with individuals to design and manufacture equipment that makes their daily life easier or helps them to enjoy sport and leisure activities.
Those with special requirements frequently find there is no ‘off- the- shelf' solution. The donations we receive enable us to dedicate the time necessary to design solutions specific to an individual and provide the equipment free of charge.
We visit people at their home, school, or work to assess their needs. We include their Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist and family/helper/carer to ensure that everything is taken into account. Our team of designers begin the design process and manufacture a prototype. At the next visit we test to find any unforeseen problems. Once we have arrived at a solution that matches the individual's needs, the product is finished to a high standard.
We have a number of experienced designers at each of our sites who have a wealth of knowledge and contacts.
We quite often find that the problem a disabled person is trying to overcome can be solved by equipment that already exists - and we can provide contact details. Or alternatively it may require our specialist design and manufacture service.
Keeping equipment working for you
DEMAND has always been happy to repair or modify other people's equipment, whether it's modifying new equipment to meet a specific task or adjusting an old piece of equipment so it's more suitable for the clients needs.
DEMAND will also happily repair, where possible, old equipment, where the original supplier has either gone out of business or no longer supports the model.
How you can help us
Any donation large or small will help us to help more disabled people in need. There is no shortage of people requiring our service; there is a constant pressure on securing funds, especially in such hard times.
We welcome visitors to our sites in Abbots Langley and Brockholes to see for themselves the work we do.
We are diversifying to secure funds to help ourselves but rely on donations to provide 80% of the income we need
We welcome donations from
Trusts and Foundations
We rely on Trusts and Foundations for 80% of our income. Continued high level donations are fundamental to our ability to help disabled people. We would be delighted to arrange a visit at either of our sites at your convenience.
Tax Relief through Gift Aid
The company donates the gross amount and claims tax relief when calculating its profits for corporation tax.
Gift Aid enables us to make the most of every donation. For every £1 donated under the scheme, we can reclaim an extra 28p at no extra cost to you on all donations. When you complete the slip please tick the gift aid box. We will then be able to reclaim tax on all your donations.
Give as You Earn
If your employer operates a payroll-giving scheme, you can arrange with them to deduct a regular gift from your gross pay in favour of DEMAND. This is a tax efficient way of giving.