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Free access to DLF-Data promotion to run at OT Show 2015

The Disabled Living Foundation is delighted to be partnering the Occupational Therapy Show 2015. As a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969 we are well known to OTs through a number of our services. The DLF team will be on hand to talk to delegates about our new service DLF GoalAssist and promote our exciting show offer on DLF-Data.

In conjunction with the organisers of the Show DLF is announcing a special promotion for visitors to the event. New subscribers to DLF-Data attending the OT Show will be entitled to 3 months free access to DLF-Data**.

DLF-Data’s roots lie in the old Hamilton Index that sat as four large ring-binders in practitioners’ offices and was regarded as an industry ‘bible’. Today over 11,000 products are available everywhere that practitioners have access to mobile data

Unlike a basic product name or keyword search using an internet search engine, DLF Data allows subscribers to view and compare similar products side by side and produce reports saving their findings. Reports can include details of products, suppliers, local retailers and organisations such as charities advising on certain conditions. The reports can be printed or emailed and are often produced and given to service users by their practitioner.

MHRA alerts are included detailing products that require a replacement part from the manufacturer, and literature is listed alongside product classes. These literature references may assist practitioners who are looking for an ‘evidence-base’ for certain types of technology.

DLF-Data is also available as a web application on mobile phones and tablets allowing professionals to respond whilst ‘on the move’ and access solutions whilst in consultation with service users within their own homes or care environment or in fact anywhere away from their office.

The central product database is the largest of its type in Europe and is used not only to power DLF-Data but it also supports Living Made Easy our popular website for members of the public seeking advice on equipment, AskSARA our online guided advice tool and it is the resource used by our telephone helpline advisors to give out advice over the phone, helping over 25,000 callers annually.

DLF also runs a successful training programme that includes an accredited trusted assessor training course, we run an Equipment Demonstration Centre located at our base in Hammersmith and DLF also runs the annual Moving & Handling People conferences

** The offer is available to people attending the OT Show 2015 and is accessed via a unique URL that they can collect from the DLF stand. See http://www.dlf-data.org.uk/ for details of subscription rates and to try out the service. The offer can be used in conjunction with reduced rates offered to voluntary organisations and COT members.

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