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New advice available in daily living for older and disabled people thanks to national charity DLF

8th December 2010

National charity DLF has added three new areas to its impartial advice and information website on daily living equipment 'Living made easy'. The new sections provide advice on equipment for toileting, walking and standing and eating and drinking. In addition, DLF has added new areas to the kitchen and household section, including pick up and reaching equipment, shopping equipment, steps and step ladders and cleaning and laundry equipment and has redesigned the website to make it easier to navigate.

DLF is the UK’s leading source of impartial information and expert advice on daily living 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. 'Living made easy' is its flagship website, containing comprehensive independent information on items of daily living equipment, including video clips, details of where you can buy them as well as plenty of helpful advice from DLF’s team of occupational therapists. Visitors can also ask DLF’s occupational therapists questions about equipment in the forum and post product reviews.

Christine Shaw, DLF’s Chief Executive, says “We are delighted with the progress in the development of 'Living made easy'. With visitor numbers of up to 750,000 a year and steadily increasing, we are well on our way to our aim of becoming the first port of call for older and disabled people searching for information on daily living equipment”.

'Living made easy' is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, The Department of Health, the Department of Education, and industry and charitable supporters including The Freemasons Grand Charity, Home Retail Group, B&Q, Nottingham Rehab Supplies, Tunstall, Arjo, Mangar International, Mountway, Kingkraft, AKW MediCare, Theraposture, Stannah Stairlifts, Kirton Healthcare, Hill-rom, Centromed UK and co-operative Xest.

DLF has been certified as a quality provider of health and social care information by The Information Standard – a new certification scheme for health and social care information launched by the Department of Health at the end of 2009.

Notes for editors

About DLF

  • DLF is a national charity, celebrating its 40th anniversary
  • For help and information about equipment and gadgets to make daily life easier, visit DLF’s impartial advice website ‘Living made easy’™ www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk
  • If you do not have internet access you can call the DLF helpline on 0300 999 0004 (10am-4pm Monday-Friday) and DLF’s experienced advisors will help you find the solution to your problem
  • If you would like to try out daily living equipment for yourself under the guidance of a qualified therapist, you can visit DLF's London Demonstration Centre with hundreds of items on display 

For further information
Contact: Hugh Dobie, Marketing Officer, DLF, Tel: 020 7432 8017, Email: hugh.dobie@dlf.org.uk

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