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DLF announces Programme for Moving & Handling People 2010

21st July 2009

DLF’s annual CPD accredited Moving & Handling People conference is the major event in the moving and handling calendar. The programme recognises the important role that workers have to play in safeguarding the well-being of those with reduced capabilities whilst maintaining their own health and safety in practice and promoting a safe and healthy workplace.

This year’s conference theme is Safer Practice, Health & Well-being for All and takes place on the 28-29 January 2010 with Pre-conference New Products Workshops on the 27 January at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.

Moving & Handling People 2010 is designed to help healthcare professionals to work together with others to promote safety and quality of service and the well being of all; the people we care for and those who deliver care. It’s a complete professional update in one event.

Jonathan Shaw MP, Minister for Disabled People, will open Moving & Handling People 2010. Other plenary speakers include Julian Topping, NHS Employers: Nicola Watt, Personal Health Budgets Team, Department of Health and Dr Kit Harling, Director of NHS Plus, who will be chairing the Professional Debate and Discussion Forum tackling the topic of engaging people in safer practice/people handling.

In addition to the four main conference workshops on 28th and 29th January, there are also three optional Pre Conference New Products workshops on Wednesday 27th January which give delegates the opportunity to see, try out and discuss the latest equipment with experienced facilitators and suppliers in workshop settings.

This 16th annual Moving & Handling People conference will also feature concurrent sessions addressing changing staff practices, legislation and legal cases, research and client assessment and patient discharge plus a series of practical, interactive workshops and an extensive exhibition with related New Products Gallery and Professional Resource Centre.

Our 2010 programme is designed so that delegates have the opportunity to attend all the plenary and concurrent sessions and workshops over the 2 days, in addition to spending time on the exhibition floors, looking at equipment, talking to suppliers and representatives of the organisations exhibiting in the Professional Resource Centre and viewing the posters in the New Products Gallery.

DLF not only arranges Moving & Handling People but also supports delegates back in their workplace. As part of the conference fee, delegates will be given a year's free access to an information portal of 'Equipment for Moving & Handling People', including children's equipment, taken from DLF Data.

To find out more and to download the brochure please visit www.movingandhandlingpeople.co.uk. You can book your place on the website or by calling 020 7432 8003 or emailing mhp@dlf.org.uk.

Further information and images

Please contact Sharon Harbutt, Press Officer on 020 7432 8017 or email s.harbutt@dlf.org.uk

Notes for editors

DLF is the UK’s leading source of expert information, advice and training on independent living for older or disabled people. We want every older or disabled person to have the impartial information and expert advice they need to make choices about their daily lives – and front-line staff to be well trained and well informed.

DLF's information is disseminated through a wide range of services. Members of the public can obtain advice from DLF's Helpline service, which responds to up to 25,000 enquiries a year, or try products out at its Equipment Demonstration Centre in London, one of the largest in the UK.

DLF also provides a range of online services at www.dlf.org.uk, including:

  • ‘Living made easy’, (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk), an impartial advice and information website about daily living equipment.
  • Free factsheets giving advice on a wide range of topics about disability and mobility products and choosing equipment for older and disabled people.
  • AskSARA, (www.asksara.org.uk), an online advice tool that guides people to appropriate useful advice and information on products that can help them.

Healthcare professionals benefit from DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive and up-to-date database of daily living equipment and assistive technology and an extensive Training Programme including a variety of bespoke courses. They also attend the DLF Moving & Handling People conference, an annual event in 3 parts comprising an exhibition, practical workshops and plenary sessions.


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