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DLF for Professionals May 2020

Welcome to our new mobile-responsive AskSARA

After several months of intensive development work involving both software and marketing specialists our new AskSARA is here!

Moving on from AT Dementia

The DLF and Trent DSDC today announce the transfer of their AT Dementia information website to the DLF marking the end of the joint arrangement that was established in 2007. The original development project was co-funded by the partners to set up a new and important resource for the public and professionals looking for guided advice on equipment that could help with dementia.

DLF for Professionals April 2020

DLF Training announces remotely-delivered Trusted Assessor course

Given the current government guidelines on social distancing DLF Training has paused all face-to-face training however we recognise that there is an urgent need for staff to feel competent in assessment skills to enable discharges to happen safely and quickly. In response to this need and for a limited time DLF will be offering its popular Trusted Assessor: Assessing for Minor Adaptations as a virtual course.

DLF for Professionals March 2020

DLF for Professionals

Calling all suppliers

DLF is asking all suppliers offering delivery to people's homes to ensure their product listings are up-to-date as a matter of urgency. The DLF Data Services team have stopped work on all other projects to prioritise keeping product details current. We will be contacting the largest suppliers this week to work together to keep their information fresh.

DLF is recruiting freelance trainers and writers

DLF Training is looking for Trainers and writers to assist to with their extensive range of training courses.

Recognising the role of informal carers - a new DLF initiative

As a society, we are slowly recognising the vital role that informal carers play in society.

In the week that NHS Digital released figures that show a decline in support by local authorities Carers UK’s Chief Executive commented “Appallingly, this is the fifth consecutive year we’ve seen fewer carers in England supported by their local authority, with 22% fewer supported or assessed this year compared to 5 years ago.’’ To view the full article click here

Time to prioritise a trusted formula?

Changing demographics and increasing budget pressures are dictating the need for better partnership working between housing, health and social care. Smarter ways of working are essential to ensure better outcomes for service users and to alleviate the daily pressures facing health and social care professionals. Occupational therapists (OTs) are among those most affected by increasing caseloads and limited resources.

Warwickshire Council launches striking new AskSARA campaign

Warwickshire County Council recently launched their brand-new AskSARA guided advice programme along with an eye-catching advertising campaign.

Featuring vibrant images and an accessible look and feel the campaign aims to to help break down barriers to the adoption of assitive technology.

With posters, displays and advertising planned, the campaign is certain to make its mark.

DLF was delighted to support the launch event at a Council Meeting where feedback was very positive.

Disabled Living Foundation’s volunteer programme partners with UK Care Guide

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with UK Care Guide to help spread the word about our vital services even further. The UK Care Guide offers support and guidance to thousands of people on a range of care and elderly issues. They recently promoted our volunteer programme and we hope this will lead to many more volunteers joining our ever-growing team.

Disabled Living Foundation’s volunteer programme makes an impact

Nominations for the Shaw Trust Power List 2019 are open

The Shaw Trust Power List is an annual publication that gives you the opportunity to learn about the 100 most influential people with disabilities in Britain. It’s up to you to tell us who should be included in this year’s list. Nominate someone at http://disabilitypower100.com/nominate-for-power100-2019/

Who can I nominate?

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