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Reablement Steering Group

Request for Reablement Volunteers for a Steering Group

Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is currently in the process of developing a reablement smartphone and web app which will be designed to aid Occupational Therapists and service users throughout the reablement process.

DLF is currently look for participants to attend a steering group and invites all members of reablement teams to attend.

DLF announces Programme for Moving & Handling People 2014

DLF is pleased to announce the programme for the 20th Annual Moving & Handling People Conference.

In recognition of the current economic climate DLF has continued to hold delegate rates at 2010 prices and a 3 for 2 offer for delegates is available to ensure the best value possible.

To find out more and to download the brochure please visit www.movingandhandlingpeople.co.uk

ETNA project


ETNA is an EU-wide thematic network funded by the European Union involving 23 partner institutions. It was a three-year project that has now been launched to establish a web portal of ICT-based assistive technology. This multilingual portal includes ICT assistive products, related organisations, and projects. The portal allows access to repositories of freeware, open source and commercial software products and tools useful for e-accessibility.

DLF named as finalists in the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards 2013

Date: 6th September 2013

The BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Awards are a platform for the entire profession to celebrate best practice, innovation and excellence. DLF's assistive technology web app and QR combo has made the list of finalists under the category of Project Excellence (Best not for profit IT project).

2014 COT Awards for Education, Research and Continuing Professional Development

2014 COT Awards for Education, Research and Continuing Professional Development

The College administers a range of annual awards providing financial support towards BAOT members’ education, research and continuing professional development activities

Tips on staying cool in a heatwave

Date: 16th July 2013

Most of us welcome hot weather, but it can pose a health risk. Make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know.

AskSARA Web App

Date: November 2012

The ways in which the general public access information is ever changing with individuals placing more importance in accessing the information they require in a quick and convenient manner. The past few years has seen a meteoric rise in the use of mobile devices being used for this purpose and with an ever growing audience from across the UK, DLF has launched a new mobile web app for AskSARA – www.asksara.org.uk - to meet this growing trend and to be at the forefront of using emerging technologies to meet users needs.

DLF relocates to Hammersmith, London W6

Date: 11th July 2013

DLF, the national charity for older and disabled people, has left the premises in Harrow Road, London W9, moving further west to Hammersmith.

DLF Data Web App

Date: February 2013

DLF-data, the DLF’s (Disabled Living Foundation) professional database of daily living equipment / assistive technology is now available as a web app for use on Smart Phones. This means therapists with a login could find product details, suppliers’ contact details, retailers and organisations via their phones when out on home visits or working across sites. They can give relevant details to service users then and there, and not have to wait till they are back in the office. Therapists attending last month’s Moving and Handling Conference 2013 described the DLF-data web app as “very helpful”, as containing a “Wealth of Information” and a “Great design”.

Foundations and Disabled Living Foundation join forces to deliver new training to foster independent living.

Date: 6 September 2012

Potentially millions more people in the UK could live independently and safely at home if they had the right equipment to assist in daily living. That is what people want, but currently awareness of equipment that can help is low and there are not enough trained staff to provide assessment and information. This has driven Foundations and the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) to launch “Wellbeing at Home”.

“Wellbeing at Home” will deliver tailored, practical training for housing and community staff working to promote independence. Courses will be built from the Trusted Assessor programme pioneered by DLF, and others, to deliver skills in assessment and knowledge in recommending and fitting small aids to daily living (SADLs).

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