Submitted by administrator on Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:37
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).
Submitted by ed on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:53
Tuesday 14 August 2012
It is great sadness that DLF reports that our Vice-President and longstanding supporter, Lord Alf Morris of Manchester has died at the age of 84.
Lord Morris was a pioneer for the rights of disabled people in the UK and it was his private member’s bill that led to the first disability rights legislation, 1970's Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.
The Act set down specific provisions to improve access and support for people with disabilities. It was a watershed moment for disabled people in the UK.
Submitted by philippa on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 13:54
Date: November 28th 2011
DLF is still offering the same expert, nationally-recognised and value-for-money training that it has for many years, but now it is so much easier to find what you require in a few clicks with our NEW website!
Submitted by steve.hawe on Thu, 06/02/2011 - 13:19
Date: 2nd June 2011
The Assistive Technology (AT) Alliance has published today a report “Anarchy or Opportunity? The future for Assistive Technology information services” that considers how the environment for information on Assistive Technology (sometimes known as daily living equipment) has changed since the formation of the Coalition Government.
Submitted by steve.hawe on Tue, 05/10/2011 - 16:14
10th May 2011
National charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF ) has added two new features to its comprehensive database of daily living equipment and assistive technology, DLF Data (www.dlf-data.org.uk) following user feedback.
First, tables are now available in DLF Data listing similar products side-by-side with their price, dimensions and/or features. This may help subscribers when selecting products based on essential features or dimensions, such as a reclining option, seat width or maximum weight capacity.
Submitted by hugh on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:08
4th April 2011
National charity DLF will be launching three new sections in its impartial advice and information website on daily living equipment ‘Living made easy’ (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk) at NAIDEX National which takes place in Birmingham from 5th-7th April.
As well as tonnes of useful advice written by DLF’s team of occupational therapists on equipment, you’ll find details of every item available in the UK in the following areas:
Submitted by hugh on Wed, 03/16/2011 - 10:55
15th March 2011
Older and disabled people, their carers and healthcare professionals searching for daily living equipment can now find out where they can buy in their local area through DLF’s advice and information website, 'Living made easy' (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk).
Submitted by hugh on Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:11
4th March 2011
National charity DLF’s Equipment Demonstration Centre in Westminster was reopened in January 2011 following extensive refurbishment.
Submitted by hugh on Wed, 02/16/2011 - 17:29
16th February 2011
DLF's response to the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)'s formal launch of its study into mobility aid sales
The OFT confirmed today the scope of its study of mobility aids, following a consultation period. To read which areas the study will focus on, or for more information, visit (http://www.oft.gov.uk/news-and-updates/press/2011/17-11)
Submitted by hugh on Wed, 12/08/2010 - 15:42