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Disabled Living Foundation appoints new Chief Executive

2nd October 2008

The Disabled Living Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of Christine Shaw as its new Chief Executive.

Christine Shaw was formerly CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, responsible for the annual National Commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust and more recent genocides. Previously, she was Acting Chief Executive, and Deputy Chief Executive, of national charity Help the Hospices. Her career has been spent in the public and not-for-profit sectors in health, education and social care.

Christine says of her appointment, “I am delighted to join DLF. It is known for its innovation and its dedication to providing impartial information to people with disabilities and age-related conditions, their carers and to professionals in the health and social care sector. In the coming months, DLF will launch its ground-breaking website, Living made easy, which for the first time will provide one place to look for information and expert advice on daily living. DLF has a proud history of nearly 40 years of both enterprise and service. And today it is at the forefront of new ways to support people with disabilities to retain, and regain, independence, choice and control.”

Further information and images

Please contact Hugh Dobie, Marketing Officer, Disabled Living Foundation on tel 020 7289 6111 ext 211 or email hugh.dobie@dlf.org.uk

Notes for editors

DLF is the UK’s leading source of expert information, advice and training on independent living for older or disabled people. We want every older or disabled person to have the impartial information and expert advice they need to make choices about their daily lives – and front-line staff to be well trained and well informed.

DLF's information is disseminated through a wide range of services. Members of the public can obtain advice from DLF's Helpline service, which responds to up to 25,000 enquiries a year, or try products out at its Equipment Demonstration Centre in London, one of the largest in the UK.

DLF also provides a range of online services at www.dlf.org.uk, including:

  • • ‘Living made easy’, (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment.
  • • Free factsheets giving advice on a wide range of topics about disability and mobility products and choosing equipment for older and disabled people.
  • • AskSARA, (www.asksara.org.uk), an online advice tool that guides people to appropriate useful advice and information on products that can help them.

Healthcare professionals benefit from DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive and up-to-date database of daily living equipment and assistive technology and an extensive Training Programme including a variety of bespoke courses. They also attend the DLF Moving & Handling People conference, an annual event in 3 parts comprising an exhibition, practical workshops and plenary sessions.

 

 

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