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DLF's Equipment Demonstration Centre for older and disabled people reopens following extensive refurbishment

4th March 2011

National charity DLF’s Equipment Demonstration Centre in Westminster was reopened in January 2011 following extensive refurbishment.

The Centre was one of the first of its kind in the country and is one of the largest in the South East. Every year DLF’s trained staff members help over 2,000 older and disabled people and their families find appropriate items of equipment that can help them lead active, independent lives at home. The centre has everything from stairlifts to bathlifts, scooters to wheelchairs, jar openers to memory aids for people to try without any sales pressure.

Refurbishment started on the Centre in 2010 in order to meet the changing needs and aspirations of its visitors. New lighting was fitted, new carpeting laid, and completely new bathroom and kitchen sections installed so that visitors may see and try equipment in context.

Chris Shaw, Chief Executive, DLF said “The centre provides a very important service for the local community. Daily living equipment such as mobility products can be expensive so it’s important people can come and try out equipment and get advice from professionals before buying. We are very pleased with the new look centre and would encourage any local residents who may have equipment needs to visit”.

If you would like to book an appointment to visit DLF’s Equipment Demonstration Centre please call its Helpline on 0300 999 0004 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm).

Notes for editors

About DLF

  • DLF is a national charity that gives impartial advice and information on all types of daily living equipment that help older and disabled people live independently at home
  • 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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