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New Location and New Opportunities for DLF

The merger of the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) with the respected disability charity, Shaw Trust, is set to create new opportunities for both organisations. Both are dedicated to enabling independence in daily life, and by sharing resources we will reach and help many more people

Time For New Thinking Urges Sir Harold Evans at The First Alf Morris Lecture

On Tuesday 10th March, the inaugural Alf Morris Lecture was given by the renowned journalist and historian Sir Harold Evans, who certainly didn’t hold back when talking about the rights of the disabled. Sir Harold’s lecture was followed by a speech by Lord Owen during which he encouraged all politicians to make the NHS a priority issue in the forthcoming election.

Update on the Disabled Living Foundation and Shaw Trust partnership

In October the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and Shaw Trust announced plans to form a partnership.

Talks between trustees and the senior management from both charities are now complete and the partnership is now in full operation.

The Alf Morris Lecture 2015 delivered by Sir Harold Evans

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is proud to announce the first annual Alf Morris Lecture. This will celebrate of the life and work of Lord Morris of Manchester AO QSO, whose achievements on behalf of older and disabled people are historically enshrined in his Chronically Sick & Disabled Persons Act (1970).

Disabled Living Foundation and Shaw Trust partnership agreed

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living for over 40 years, has joined forces with Shaw Trust. The charities will merge at the end of November and DLF will retain its name, identity and staff.

The merger creates new opportunities for both organisations and will see the development of DLF’s essential information, advice and training. For Shaw Trust it enables the charity to develop its advisory services such as information, guidance and sign-posting for those it currently supports – and to a much wider community too.

TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award - Healthy Living Digital Hero

The TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award - Healthy Living Digital Hero award is for someone using technology to help promote healthy living. It may be someone who uses social media to advise on healthy eating or uses an online programme to take exercise classes.

DLF is proud to announce that DLF occupational therapist Warren Goodland and the DLF Loan Library Project has been nominated in the category for Healthy Living Digital Hero.

Voting closes on Thursday the 25th September and category winners will be announced on the 29th September

Please cast your vote for DLF at:

DLF launches The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living

In honour of an extraordinary life, devoted to the most vulnerable members of our society, the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is proud to announce The Alf Morris Fund for Independent Living, which was formally launched at a reception in the Speaker’s House in Parliament on 24 June 2014.

DLF announces advertising and sponsorship rates for Moving & Handling People 2015

For Moving & Handling People 2015, DLF is producing an expanded conference programme. It will include advertising and editorial from relevant companies and space is now available. Why not take the opportunity to promote your news and products to occupational therapists, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals in a programme that is a trusted resource?

Dates announced for Moving & Handling People 2015

Dates announced for Moving & Handling People 2015.

The 21st anniversary of Moving & Handling People will take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th January 2015 at a new venue in the City of London. ‘Safeguarding standards, sharing the vision,’ will offer delegates two full days of CPD accredited training based on our trusted formula of a mixture of practical workshops, focus seminars and plenary conference sessions.

To find out more, please visit

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.


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