Training opportunities with the DLF

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a UK disability charity which provides information and advice on equipment to help with daily living tasks. It has a helpline staffed by therapists and advisors each weekday from 10am to 4pm, and an equipment demonstration centre (where visitors can try out equipment with assistance and impartial advice from staff) open the same hours. For people who prefer to write in with a query, there is also a letter and email enquiry service. DLF Data,described by the charity as the most comprehensive database of disability-related equipment in Europe, is available on subscription from the Foundation in paper-based format (the Hamilton Directory), on CD Rom, and on-line via the DLF¹s website. On top of its information and advice services, the DLF offers a comprehensive training programme specifically designed to meet the needs of healthcare and social service staff working with disabled people, older people and carers/enablers. The training includes moving and handling issues and

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