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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).

Foundations is the National Body for Home Improvement Agencies (HIAs) and Handyperson Services, who are ideally placed to consider the need for such a cost-effective system to enhance their services. DLF, a national charity, is the UK’s leading expert in equipment for daily living and one of the leading providers of training to promote independent living.

This exciting development in community and housing training is directly linked to the new Government White Paper “Caring for the Future; Reforming Care and Support” and represents an important step forward in providing measurable excellence in adult service provision throughout the UK.

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