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DLF supports the development of an improved Assistive Products List for WHO

The DLF welcomes BATA's initiative to create a UK stakeholder group to further develop the WHO's APL (Assistive Products List) for the UK. At a meeting in July initial supporters of this new programme of work agreed to work together to define a new list of the most essential assistive products in use. The DLF has signed up to BATA's Statement of Collaboration and welcomes future involvement in this work.

John Lamb, Executive Director of BATA writes:

The DLF's 50th anniversary - a written history

It has been a challenging time to be providing information, advice and training services over the last few months - the needs are real. Older and disabled people have needed practical solutions to independent living within the restrictions of being 'locked down' to their current home. Many suppliers of equipment have been able to continue offering home delivery and simple aids are continuing to make a difference to people living the lives they choose.

AskSARA guest blog for Social Care Institute For Excellence (SCIE)

Dianna Stirling, Partnerships Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland at the Disabled Living Foundation has written a guest blog on the new Carers UK AskSARA interactive online tool for Social Care Institute For Excellence (SCIE)/

The blog can be viewed here: https://www.scie.org.uk/news/opinions/ask-sara/

DLF’s submission to the APPG on adaptations and dementia.

Inquiry into Housing for those with Dementia evidence into the role of adaptations.

Written evidence submitted by the DLF, part of The Shaw Trust, into housing for those with dementia.

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New online guidance tool for carers

The DLF and Carers UK have released a new interactive online tool for unpaid carers. The new Carers UK AskSARA https://carersuk.livingmadeeasy.org.uk provides free, impartial guidance about aids and adaptation for independent living.

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.

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