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Thank you to our supporters

DLF is grateful to the Department of Health and the Department for Education for funding the development of our advice websites Living made easy and Living made easy for children respectively.

DLF is also grateful to the following organisations for their ongoing support.

Charitable supporters

Gold sponsors

AKW MediCare logo

AKW MediCare are leading suppliers of high quality showering, daily living and kitchen solutions to the elderly and less able. With over 20 years experience in the special needs market we design and manufacture products specifically for the end user. We provide long lasting customer satisfaction by designing to national and international safety and quality standards and by manufacturing with care using quality materials, as well as aiming to meet each customer's individual needs quickly and effectively. Our mission is to combine the highest product quality at competitive prices with unbeatable customer service.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01905 823298

Email: sales@akw-medicare.co.uk

Website: www.akw-medicare.co.uk

ARJO logo

ARJO is an international company that has been making personal care products for 40 years. We manufacture and distribute an ever-increasing range of patient handling, bathing, disinfection and hydrotherapy equipment. ARJO provides innovative and comprehensive solutions together with customers and partners to ensure good working conditions for carers, an improved quality of life for residents and patients, and an increased return on investments for customers, always with people in mind.

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 08702 430 430

Email: ukservice@arjo.co.uk

Website: www.arjo.com

B&Q logo

Introducing B&Q's Can do™ range...offering stylish solutions for independent living

Can do™ is B&Q's range of stylish, simple-to-use products designed to enhance your home and make your life easier... everyday. Can do™ products combine functionality, simplicity and style to ensure they can be used by as many people as possible. With over 500 top rated products in the range which are specially designed and reviewed by experts to suit your needs as well as improving your home. Lighter-weight, easier to grip, better visibility, improved accessibility... B&Q leads the way with quality, choice and innovation, underpinned by their trademark low prices making it easy and affordable for you to create a stylish, comfortable home that meets your everyday needs. Whether you're in your kitchen, bathroom, living room or garden, B&Q can help make life that little bit easier. B&Q. The first choice for home improvement and independent living.

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 0845 609 6688

Email: bandqcustomerservices@b-and-q.co.uk

Website: www.diy.com/cando

co-operative Xest logo

co-operative Xest has a mission, we want to:

  • enable our customers to live independent, dignified, more fulfilled and enriched lives, and
  • change the way that you shop for those clever products that just make life easier. 

So on our website and in our catalogue, you will find clear and full information about our products including the benefits to you.  Our pictures show you what our products are like in everyday life.  We have a variety of buying guides, to help you choose the products that are right for you.  We are committed to offering you value for money, providing you with access to great products at prices to suit you. 

Most importantly, we want you to be happy with our products so we’re providing the co-operative Xest guarantee.  If for any reason you are not happy during the first year of your purchase we will not only refund the cost of your purchase, we will ensure that returning a product is as simple as possible. 

Finally, as we are a co-operative business, you know that you can trust us to do the right thing for our customers.

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 0800 622 6001

Email:  info@co-opXest.com

Website: www.co-opXest.com

Liko logo

Hill-Rom is one of the leading suppliers of patient lifts and slings. More than 25 years of continuous development has resulted in the market's safest, most effective and most complete Liko systems of lifting and transfer devices. Care for those for whom we develop our products is our most important guiding principle. Our motto, "Enhancing Outcomes for Patients and their caregivers", reflects our visions in our day-to-day activities.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01530 411000

Website: www.liko.com/

Kirton logo

Based on excellence in design, manufacture and customer service for over 27 years, Kirton has developed a deserved reputation as a quality provider of specialist seating that now extends to include a range of high quality stainless steel shower, toileting and commode chairs known as the Kirton H20 range. Our ISO 9001 accreditation assures quality and helps us to fulfil our pledge to customer satisfaction.  At the same time our ISO14001 Environmental Management System illustrates our commitment to the environment and environmental issues and how Kirton is prepared to work towards improving the environment in which we exist. In addition to our specialist seating portfolio, Kirton also design, manufacture and install sensory and soft play environments under our brand SensoryPlus as well as producing the Endura range of robust furniture for demanding, high traffic and secure areas.

Telephone: 0800 212709

Email: info@kirtonhealthcare.co.uk

Website: www.kirton-healthcare.co.uk, www.sensoryplus.co.uk, www.endura-furniture.co.uk

Mountway logo

Mountway is a family owned company that designs, manufactures and distributes aids for independent living. Through an innovative and design-led philosophy, and working with health professionals and consumers, Mountway produces a range of high value-added products that bring independence to individuals who have difficulty with daily living activities, always designed with the user in mind. "Bringing independence to life" is at the core of Mountway's ethos; we are proud of our reputation for innovation and will continue to make improvements to our products through constant dialogue with our customers.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01495 723 300

Email: mail@mountway.co.uk

Website: www.mountway.co.uk

NRS logo

Nottingham Rehab Supplies (NRS), with a 60 year heritage, is almost certainly the best known and recognised manufacturer and supplier of daily living aids. Our products are available by mail order and include over 2,000 items including toileting and bathing aids, mobility products together with practical homecare products - all items are designed to maximise independence, comfort and safety. NRS is an award winning member of the British Healthcare Trades Association and abides by its professional code of practice. In addition we offer a helpful Occupational Therapy Product Helpline service to guide on product choice and suitability. For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 0845 121 8111

Email: customer.service@nrs-uk.co.uk

Website: www.nrs-uk.co.uk

Stannah logo

Stannah is a British family owned business which has been making innovative products for over 150 years, and stairlifts of the highest quality for more than 30 years.

Stannah Stairlifts makes stairlifts for all types of staircase – straight, curved or outdoor.  All our products come with a comprehensive 12 month parts and labour guarantee, as well as a complimentary service visit. 

As part of our thorough after sales service, customer service staff are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all working from the nationwide network of service branches that make Stannah a truly national business with the local touch.

From the Managing Director, Jon Stannah, through to all Stannah employees, we realise that it is through working together as a team that we are able to keep our commitment to provide unequalled quality, integrity and service.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 0800 715 485

Email: stannahstairlifts@stannah.co.uk

Website: www.stannahstairlifts.co.uk

Theraposture logo

Theraposture is a privately owned caring business based in Westbury, Wiltshire. We are manufacturers of adjustable beds, chairs and Paediatric care cots. Our products are specified following a free assessment to ensure that the needs of the client are fully understood and met by the product that we supply. Often this will involve an opportunity to try a similar product in the privacy of the clients own home. Mostly we work with, or are introduced to clients through Occupational Therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. Our products are designed to maintain independence, to be practical and easy to use and to last a long time. We want our products to look at home in your home and to help clients overcome daily difficulties.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 0800 834654

Email: info@theraposture.co.uk

Website: www.theraposture.co.uk

Tunstall logo

Established in 1957, Tunstall is a leading provider of telecare and telehealth solutions worldwide. Tunstall's philosophy is simple - to protect, support and care for people - by providing healthcare technology and services that enable anyone requiring support and independence, such as older people or those with long term needs, to lead an independent lifte. Tunstall has long been associated with quality and innovation and is committed to developing groundbreaking new products and services, in keeping with its ethos of providing choice, quality of life, and person-centred care.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01977 661 234

Email: enquiries@tunstall.co.uk

Website: www.tunstall.co.uk

Silver sponsors

Kingkraft logo

Kingkraft have been manufacturing specialist bathing equipment since 1984. The company is now established as one of the foremost suppliers in the assisted bathing market, with recognised brands such as Easibath and Contour. Kingkraft products are used in thousands of homes, hospitals and residential environments to provide invaluable assistance to help people meet their bathing requirements. Now available is the Complete Bathroom range, which includes Changing Tables & Shower Changers, Variable Height Basins, Shower-Toilet-Chairs, and a range of Cushion & Support Systems. Kingkraft also supply the Guldmann Ceiling Track Hoist Systems and the ESL Pressalit Care range.

For further information please contact:

Telephone: 0114 269 06 97

Fax: 0114 269 51 45

Email: info@kingkraft.co.uk

Website: www.kingkraft.co.uk

Bronze sponsors

Centromed UK logo

Centromed UK is a company dedicated to manufacturing products designed to improve the quality of life for the disabled and those undergoing rehabilitation. Centromed UK have a reputation as manufacturers and distributors of equipment designed to improve the quality of life for the disabled. As suppliers to Social Services, Nursing Homes, Hospitals, Health Authorities, Charities, Hospices and private individuals throughout the UK and overseas, Centromed UK are aware that clients and carers need independence and confidence in the equipment they are using. With the experience we have in this market, our research and development team know the importance of versatility, reliability and stability. Centromed UK demonstrate our ability to ease the strain and workload demands of the carers by taking their needs into consideration as well as the needs of the individual.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01233 635353

Email: sales@centromed.com

Website: www.centromed.com

Days Healthcare logo

As a leading player in the mobility and rehabilitation industry we have over 600 products available to our customers and continually introduce innovative additions to our range. Moving in 2006 to our purpose built site in Bridgend, South Wales has helped Days consolidate all our departments and products together under one roof enabling us to become even more efficient and effective in providing our customers with the very best in quality and service.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone: 01656 664700

Email: info@dayshealthcare.com

Website: www.dayshealthcare.com

Mangar logo

Mangar International is a family business, established in 1981. We have two core objectives; to enable people to retain their independence and dignity for as long as possible and to reduce strain and injury risk for carers. We achieve these by designing products and rehabilitation equipment for disabled and elderly people to help with everyday tasks. With such a wide range of simple solutions available such as bathlifts, pillow lifts and emergency lifting cushions, there is no need to struggle and put yourself and others at risk of injury. We pride ourselves on our strong reputation as a trusted company of proven integrity and credibility, constantly maintaining a people centred approach to everything we do, and providing quality, innovative and user-friendly solutions.

For further information, please contact:

Telephone:01544 267674 (Freephone 0800 280 0485)

Email: info@mangar.co.uk

Website: www.mangarinternational.co.uk

Other supporters

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