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DLF launches independent advice on ‘gourmet gadgets’

17th February 2010

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is adding to its comprehensive websites with the launch of a new Kitchen and Household Products section on its impartial advice site ‘Living made easy’™ (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk).

DLF is the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on equipment to help older and disabled people continue to live full and independent lives and stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

Fallen on the ice and broken an arm or a leg? Check out what gadgets can help you over the coming weeks

15th January 2010
 
As the thaw gathers pace and all the ice and snow starts melting away the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) urges people who have sustained breaks and fractures after slipping over to consider how different gadgets might be able to help with daily tasks until they have fully recovered.
 
DLF's Chief Executive, Christine Shaw, commented:
 

DLF is now a certified member of The Information Standard

22nd December 2009
 
The public can be confident that DLF is a trusted and reliable source of health and social care information
 

Special saucepan designed to help an ageing population wins student competition supported by DLF

14th December 2009
 
National charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) congratulates the winners of this year’s “Innovation Challenge” carried out in conjunction with product design agency PDD and students from Imperial College London.
 
Based on DLF’s brief to address issues associated with access, preparation or eating of food for an ageing population, the winning team designed an innovative saucepan with improved lifting and carrying features integrated with a unique method for draining liquids.
 

Losing independence is a bigger ageing worry than dying

2nd December 2009
 
More people are afraid of losing their independence as they grow older (49%) than of dying (29%), according to new research released today (2 December) by charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF).
 
When asked about the things that concern them most about getting older, over two thirds of people (68%) say losing independence or becoming dependent on others, second only to concerns about ill health (74%). Despite the current climate and pension concerns, struggling to cope financially (44%) comes in third.
 

DLF and Opportunity Links partner to support the delivery of information on daily living equipment to citizens

 

October 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) and Opportunity Links are pleased to announce an agreement which will see DLF Data, DLF’s award winning database of daily living equipment and assistive technology, embedded within OL’s information management system, evince.

DLF compiles and maintains the UK’s only comprehensive database of daily living equipment, DLF Data, which contains information on over 14,000 products from over 1,600 suppliers.

Miriam Margolyes to carry out DLF's 40th Anniversary Radio 4 Appeal on 4th October

22nd September 2009

On Sunday 4 October 2009, actress Miriam Margolyes will present the BBC Radio 4 Appeal supporting the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a national charity that provides impartial advice and information about independent living.

New advice available on wheelchairs for disabled children in independent charity website ‘Living made easy for children'

16th September 2009

National charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has added a new section to its website ‘Living made easy for children’ that provides impartial advice and information on wheelchairs and related mobility accessories for children with disabilities.

Two new trustees join DLF's Board

4th September 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has appointed two new trustees to its Board, Adam Little and Stephen Hickey.

Adam is an experienced finance and tax professional who spent his first 15 years of his career working for the Inland Revenue before holding senior managerial positions in the oil and gas industry. Adam worked for BP for approximately 20 years before moving into his current role as director of International tax and financial governance at Petro-Canada.

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