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Tips on staying cool in a heatwave

Date: 16th July 2013

Most of us welcome hot weather, but it can pose a health risk. Make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know.

AskSARA Web App

Date: November 2012

The ways in which the general public access information is ever changing with individuals placing more importance in accessing the information they require in a quick and convenient manner. The past few years has seen a meteoric rise in the use of mobile devices being used for this purpose and with an ever growing audience from across the UK, DLF has launched a new mobile web app for AskSARA – www.asksara.org.uk - to meet this growing trend and to be at the forefront of using emerging technologies to meet users needs.

DLF is relocating to a new location within Wandsworth

Date: 11th July 2013

DLF, the national charity for older and disabled people, has left the premises in Harrow Road, London W9, moving further west to Hammersmith.

DLF Data Web App

Date: February 2013

DLF-data, the DLF’s (Disabled Living Foundation) professional database of daily living equipment / assistive technology is now available as a web app for use on Smart Phones. This means therapists with a login could find product details, suppliers’ contact details, retailers and organisations via their phones when out on home visits or working across sites. They can give relevant details to service users then and there, and not have to wait till they are back in the office. Therapists attending last month’s Moving and Handling Conference 2013 described the DLF-data web app as “very helpful”, as containing a “Wealth of Information” and a “Great design”.

Foundations and Disabled Living Foundation join forces to deliver new training to foster independent living.

Date: 6 September 2012

Potentially millions more people in the UK could live independently and safely at home if they had the right equipment to assist in daily living. That is what people want, but currently awareness of equipment that can help is low and there are not enough trained staff to provide assessment and information. This has driven Foundations and the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) to launch “Wellbeing at Home”.

“Wellbeing at Home” will deliver tailored, practical training for housing and community staff working to promote independence. Courses will be built from the Trusted Assessor programme pioneered by DLF, and others, to deliver skills in assessment and knowledge in recommending and fitting small aids to daily living (SADLs).

DLF Data references

Date: March 2013

A list of relevant articles, books and other literature can now be searched from the 'References' section on the menu.

Lord Alf Morris of Manchester

Tuesday 14 August 2012

It is great sadness that DLF reports that our Vice-President and longstanding supporter, Lord Alf Morris of Manchester has died at the age of 84.
Lord Morris was a pioneer for the rights of disabled people in the UK and it was his private member’s bill that led to the first disability rights legislation, 1970's Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.

The Act set down specific provisions to improve access and support for people with disabilities. It was a watershed moment for disabled people in the UK.

NEW training website

Date: November 28th 2011

DLF is still offering the same expert, nationally-recognised and value-for-money training that it has for many years, but now it is so much easier to find what you require in a few clicks with our NEW website!

New report on how people find out about equipment to help them to live independently published today by the AT Alliance

Date: 2nd June 2011

The Assistive Technology (AT) Alliance has published today a report “Anarchy or Opportunity? The future for Assistive Technology information services” that considers how the environment for information on Assistive Technology (sometimes known as daily living equipment) has changed since the formation of the Coalition Government.

New comparison and printing features added to DLF Data, the UK’s only comprehensive database of daily living equipment

10th May 2011

National charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF ) has added two new features to its comprehensive database of daily living equipment and assistive technology, DLF Data (www.dlf-data.org.uk) following user feedback.

First, tables are now available in DLF Data listing similar products side-by-side with their price, dimensions and/or features. This may help subscribers when selecting products based on essential features or dimensions, such as a reclining option, seat width or maximum weight capacity.

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