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New report on how people find out about equipment to help them to live independently published today by the AT Alliance

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.

New comparison and printing features added to DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive database of daily living equipment

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.

New report on how people find out about equipment to help them to live independently published today by the AT Alliance

27th September 2010

The Assistive Technology (AT) Alliance today publishes a report “The AT Information Network: Mapping the Information Environment, the Challenges and Opportunities” that looks at how people find out about equipment for daily living (also known as “Assistive Technology”).

DLF relaunches DLF Data with new design and additional features

22nd September 2010

DLF has relaunched its database of daily living equipment, DLF Data (www.dlf-data.org.uk), with a new user friendly design and new features.

DLF announces Programme for Moving & Handling People 2011

1st June 2010

DLF is pleased to announce the programme for Moving & Handling People 2011. The theme for next year’s conference is Managing Risk, Improving Practice.

In recognition of the current economic climate DLF has frozen delegate rates at 2010 prices and a 3 for 2 offer for delegates is available to ensure the best value possible. Moving & Handling People 2011 will see a new conference format and includes:

Lottery funding announced for DLF's advice website 'Living made easy'

31st March 2010

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has been awarded funding from the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) towards its online advice and information portal, Living made easy (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk). The website provides older and disabled people and their families and carers with expert, impartial information and advice on thousands of items of daily living equipment.

Give us your feedback on 'Living made easy for children'

18th March 2010

If you are the parent of a child or young person with disabilities and you've used our 'Living made easy for children' website (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/children) please take a few minutes to complete our short survey about your experiences by visiting http://questionpro.com/t/ABJ5LZHJgf

'Harry Potter' star Miriam Margolyes visits DLF’s Equipment Demonstration Centre

9th March 2010
 
Award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes visited the offices of national charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) last week to find out a bit more about its services and discover what gadgets and gizmos exist to help older and disabled people in their daily lives. The actress had first become aware of DLF's work when carrying out their 40th Anniversary Radio 4 Appeal last October.
 

DLF helps you get the most out of Naidex, the UK’s largest disability, rehabilitation and homecare exhibition

26th February 2010
 
The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce it will once again act as the Information Point for Naidex 2010, the UK’s largest disability, rehabilitation and homecare exhibition taking place on 20-22nd April at the NEC Birmingham. DLF is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice and information about all types of daily living equipment for older and disabled people and their carers.
 

DLF response statement to the Audit Commission’s report into future provision of care for older people

18th February 2010
 
Responding to the Audit Commission’s report into future provision of care for older people, Christine Shaw, Chief Executive of the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) says:
 
“We welcome the findings of the Audit Commission’s report and understand the huge financial challenges facing local authorities when looking at how they can care for an ageing population.
 

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