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Helping prevent or delay people’s need for care and support - comment regarding the British Red Cross report, Prevention in Acton

A new British Red Cross report, called Prevention in Acton: How are prevention and integration being implemented? has identified that Local Authorities must do more in their areas to provide services that prevent, reduce or delay the need for care and support.

The report looked at the type of information available to users and how it is delivered; this is primarily via ‘universal’ websites. Information and advice is recognised within the Care and Support Statutory Guidance as a ‘vital component of preventing or delaying people’s need for care and support.’

Taylor Wimpey customers show support for the Disabled Living Foundation

Image of a DLF staff and trainees at DLF's training Centre

Taylor Wimpey South Thames has made a welcome contribution to the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF).

Earlier this year, visitors to the Sales Information Centre at the local housebuilder’s Osiers Point development in Wandsworth, London, were asked to choose which one of three good causes they would most like to see receive a £250 donation from Taylor Wimpey.

DLF was chosen as the recipient of the donation.

DLF announces the sponsors for Moving & Handling People North

Image of a Moving and Handling seminar

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity specialising in advice, information and training on equipment for independent living, are delighted to announce their key sponsors for Moving & Handling People North.

DLF's AskSARA now supplies guidance on Disabled Facilities Grants to its users

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The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is now including guidance from Foundations on how a disabled person can access a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) through its self-help tool, AskSARA.

Play mat for children with ASD wins The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017

Lucy Fidgett, winner of Designability Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017

An industrial design graduate from Loughborough University has won the Designability Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017.

DLF announces collaboration with BHTA

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) are pleased to announce a new joint initiative that will see them collaborating on training courses for the healthcare industry.
The combined team will be working together to develop and deliver a range of industry-specific, high quality training.

Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017 shortlist announced at the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception

Guests at Speaker's House, Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living

What's the next big thing in assistive technology? New initiative is promoted at the Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and Designability promoted their new initiative, the Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017, at DLF’s fourth annual Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living reception held at Speaker’s House on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017: shortlisting

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)​ and Designability recently invited students with original  ideas for products  that will improve the lives of people living with disabilities, long term health conditions or age related impairments with the opportunity to enter The Assistive Technology Design Prize 2017.

Deadline for entries was on 19 June - shortlisting of applications took place yesterday.

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