DLF for Professionals March 2020

DLF for Professionals

Calling all suppliers

DLF is asking all suppliers offering delivery to people's homes to ensure their product listings are up-to-date as a matter of urgency. The DLF Data Services team have stopped work on all other projects to prioritise keeping product details current. We will be contacting the largest suppliers this week to work together to keep their information fresh.

Older and disabled people, their friends, families and the professionals and volunteers that support them are relying on Living Made Easy, AskSARA and DLF-Data to provide details of suitable solutions that can be ordered from suppliers online and delivered to their homes. With urgency around fast discharge from hospital and an imperative for residents to stay in place assistive technology has a vital enabling role.

Statistics from current online user surveys show that 76% of users of Living Made Easy are planning to purchase products and 85% of them are expecting to purchase those items privately, just under half of respondents at 49% are looking on behalf of someone else and the top-mentioned category is parent at 36%. In comparison 60% of users of AskSARA are planning to purchase and 71% are expecting to purchase using their own funds, 64% are looking on behalf of someone else and the top mentioned category is also 'parents' at 43%.

The Data Services team can help with batch updating of products and most formats of data importing.

Suppliers should call 0207 289 6111 or email data.services@dlf.org.uk

Free access to DLF-Data 

In response to the UK's need to support health, social care and housing professionals and the volunteers that are supporting them DLF is offering free access to DLF-Data for 3 months for any new users.

We are waiving our usual subscription fees to this specialist service for equipment prescribers so that anyone involved in assessing and providing assistive technology can access the widest data we have.

DLF-Data enables users to search for and compare equipment and produce instant reports in support of choosing and ordering suitable equipment. Products which require assessment by an OT, Trusted Assessor or other qualified professional can be viewed along with MHRA alerts and background research.

In order to get a login please call 0207 289 6111, email marketing@dlf.org.uk or contact your local Partnerships Manager:

Christopher King
Wales and SW England
Tel 07779 453485
Email christopher.king@dlf.org.uk

David Asquith
England - North & Midlands
Tel 07540 063665
Email david.asquith@dlf.org.uk

Dianna Stirling
Scotland and N Ireland
Tel 07855 073052
Email dianna.stirling@dlf.org.uk

Melanie Poyser
England - London & SE
Tel 07976 707656
Email melanie.poyser@dlf.org.uk

Looking for new trainers

DLF is looking to expand our team of freelance trainers to deliver our suite of equipment-related training or assist with updating our range of advice resources.

We are taking bookings for DLF Training from September / October across a range of courses UK-wide including our regular Trusted Assessor and Moving & Handling People courses along with a number of newer equipment-related courses. We also have an ongoing calendar of activity to review and update our wide-ranging advice resources such as Living Made Easy, AskSARA and our popular Factsheets.

If you have experience of working within health, social care and housing or have knowledge of equipment for independent living, have attention to detail or have delivered training in the past, please get in touch with DLF Training by emailing your CV to training@dlf.org.uk.

Handy videos on daily living 
Great quick videos to keep you safe at home

At this time we are all looking for handy tips and advice on the challenges of daily living and how to stay safe, take a look at the videos we produced on our YouTube channel and share them with your contacts. There are videos on eating, getting dressed, medication manaagement and a range of daily living tasks view them Handy videos from Living Made Easy

0207 289 6111 | info@dlf.org.uk | www.livingmadeeasy.co.uk
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