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Two new trustees join DLF's Board

4th September 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has appointed two new trustees to its Board, Adam Little and Stephen Hickey.

Adam is an experienced finance and tax professional who spent his first 15 years of his career working for the Inland Revenue before holding senior managerial positions in the oil and gas industry. Adam worked for BP for approximately 20 years before moving into his current role as director of International tax and financial governance at Petro-Canada.

Stephen Hickey retired from the Civil Service in 2008 after a career which included a period as Chief Executive of the Civil Service College, senior roles in social security, and most recently the post of Director General in the Department for Transport, where he was also Disability Champion.

Stephen is also currently a Non Executive Director of Wandsworth NHS Primary Care Trust, a member of the Citzens’ Advice’s Membership and Standards Committee and is a Trustee of St. George’s Hospital Charity.

Margaret McKinlay, Chair of the Disabled Living Foundation's Board, commented: “Adam and Stephen bring a wealth of experience to the Board and both have outstanding track records of building relationships at a high level amongst a variety of stakeholders. Their skills complement those of the other Board members and strengthen the team to take the DLF forward.”

Further information and images

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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