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Older and disabled people can now find their local daily living equipment outlet through 'Living made easy'

15th March 2011

Older and disabled people, their carers and healthcare professionals searching for daily living equipment can now find out where they can buy in their local area through DLF’s advice and information website, 'Living made easy' (www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk).

'Living made easy' attracts over 800,000 visitors a year and contains comprehensive independent information on thousands items of daily living equipment, alongside helpful advice from DLF’s team of occupational therapists. The website currently contains information on equipment for the home such as bathing and toileting aids, beds and equipment for use on the stairs as well as children’s equipment, telecare and walking and standing sections with more coming soon. Visitors can also ask DLF’s occupational therapists questions about equipment in ‘Living made easy’s’ discussion forum and post product reviews.

Chris Shaw, Chief Executive, DLF says “We know from our research that as well as wanting independent information on items of equipment and which national suppliers sell them, people also want details of shops in their area that might stock the items they need. This new area in ‘Living made easy’ helps promote choice and we hope will be of great use to the hundreds of thousands of people using the site”.

'Living made easy' is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the Department of Health, the Department of Education, and industry and charitable supporters including AJ Way, AKW MediCare, ArjoHuntleigh, B&Q, Centromed UK, co-operative Xest, Hill-rom, Home Retail Group, Kingkraft, Kirton Healthcare, Mangar International, Mountway, Nottingham Rehab Supplies, Stannah Stairlifts, Sensory + and Theraposture.

The Big Lottery Fund distributes half of the National Lottery good cause funding across the UK. The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need.

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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