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'Living made easy' shortlisted for the finals of the eWell-Being Awards 2009

3rd June 2009

National charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is delighted to announce that its new online advice and information portal, Living made easy, has been shortlisted for the SustainIT’s eWell-Being Awards 2009 in the Independent Living category.

DLF warns older and disabled people to protect their equipment following a number of recent thefts

20th May 2009

Mobility equipment is expensive with a top-of-the-range lightweight wheelchair costing in the region of £2,000 and mobility scooters for road use costing on average £3,000- £5,000, with some up to £8,000.

Chris Shaw, Chief Executive of the Disabled Living Foundation, comments, “Mobility equipment all too often requires a huge investment . Unfortunately unscrupulous individuals will seize the opportunity to take anything of value and an unsecured wheelchair or scooter is no exception.”

Paddington-based Prudential’s big charity spring clean!

15th May 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) got a big spring clean this week when Paddington-based financial services group, Prudential, sent in a team of volunteers in as part of a community project event.

The ten-strong team worked all day to clear out the basement clutter, clean and reorganise a large stock room and the staff room in DLF’s head office on the Harrow Road.

London Borough of Haringey launches new service for older and disabled people and their carers

7th May 2009

London Borough of Haringey has launched a new service for older and disabled people and their carers in the area, by licensing DLF’s award-winning online advice tool, AskSARA.

DLF launches 'Living made easy for children' at NAIDEX

28th April 2009

Today sees the launch of an innovative new advice and information website on equipment for children and young people with disabilities from national charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) at NAIDEX 2009 in Birmingham. Visitors to the show can find out more about ‘Living made easy for children’ (http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/children/) at the DLF Information Point or during the daily seminars on the website in the Kidequip area.

co-operative Xest becomes the latest addition to DLF's growing band of supporters

23rd April 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce co-operative Xest as the latest company to come on board as a sponsor of its groundbreaking new website ‘Living made easy’ (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk). Co-operative Xest joins the ever-growing group of companies who have come together to support DLF’s vision of releasing its unique advice and information onto the internet free-of-charge for the public benefit.

DLF celebrates 40th year with launch of 'Living made easy'

6th April 2009

It happens to us all, whatever our situation. At some point in our lives we begin to find some daily activities difficult. We may have trouble getting up from our favourite armchair, or climbing the stairs, or need help getting in and out of the bath.

DLF relaunches its award-winning online guided advice tool, AskSARA, with new features, design and updated content

23rd March 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF)’s award-winning, innovative online guided advice tool AskSARA (www.asksara.org.uk) has been relaunched with a new improved, user friendly design, along with added features and updated content.

DLF to act as the information point for Naidex 2009

13th March 2009

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce it will once again act as the Information Point for Naidex 2009. DLF is a national charity that provides free, impartial advice and information about all types of daily living equipment for older and disabled people and their carers.

Westminster City Guardian raises funds for DLF

23rd February 2009

Westminster City Guardian Edward Chapman is raising funds in aid of the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a charity based on the Harrow Road where he patrols.

Edward decided to raise funds by running the Sussex half marathon, completing 13 miles.

Edward started working as a City Guardian last September and discovered DLF whilst on his patrol. Impressed with the work that the charity does to help and provide advice to older and disabled people and their carers he decided to raise much needed funds.

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