Not-for-profit quality care for over 25 years

CPD Certified Training – Digital Prescribing Tool – DLF ProAssist – On-Line Self-Assessment – AskSARA – Conference – MHP2022 – Europe’s Largest Database for Assistive Technology – Living Made Easy.

About Us

Founded by Lady Hamilton in 1969, The DLF has worked for over five decades to improve the lives of disabled adults and children, older people and their families and carers.

The DLF has done this by providing free, impartial advice and information on solutions, gadgets, adaptations and aids to make life easier and our mission is to enable everyone to maximise their lifestyle and add life to years through practical advice.

We have a number of areas that we focus on and you can find more information about these below:

CPD Certified Training -We have a large range of courses that range from the Trusted Assessor framework, to manual handling to numerous other courses for Professionals and refresher training, both online and face to face.

AskSARA  – Our online self-assessment tool. Itaims to provide impartial advice

DLF ProAssist  – Our digital prescribing tool. An online resource for professionals involved in identifying independent living solutions for older and disabled people

MHP2022 – Our annual Moving and Handling People Conference, taking place at the De Ver Beaufort Estate in Windsor on February 22nd and 23rd 2022.

Living Made Easy – Europe’s Largest Database for Assistive Technology and our website hub for everything that we do.

To find out more about the DLF please read about the services we provide, below, or visit our website at

CPD Certified Training

The DLF has been delivering a programme of CPD courses to the health and social care industry for over 20 years and is one of the founding members of the Trusted Assessor Framework.

We are the leading provider of trusted, impartial advice and information on daily living equipment in the UK and run a range of training courses for those working with disabled and elderly people, which help ensure that person centred care is delivered within best practice guidelines.

In our face-to-face courses we focus on practical hands-on scenarios, using a wide range of equipment, and we have developed an evolving suite of online and blended learning courses to suit the needs of learners within an ever changing world.

Trusted Assessor Courses

Developed over 25 years ago and continually adapted and updated to meet the needs of our learners, our popular range of courses has expanded since its inception.

Originally designed to increase minor equipment and adaptation provision in the community to encourage safe and independent living, DLF training has continued this successful program and increased its reach into other essential areas. DLF Training continues to develop new courses to meet market needs.

Courses range across a number of different levels and can be accredited or non-accredited. We are also able to build bespoke training courses for commissioners, to meet your needs and provide your staff with the knowledge they need.

Moving and Handling Courses

A must for all professionals, our suite of moving and handling courses will meet all your clinical needs. We have developed specialist courses in areas such as plus sized persons and single-handed care, as well as refreshers and a range of other useful courses.

DLF Training’s courses are CPD accredited. Trainees are presented with a Certificate of Attendance to attach to their CPD log as evidence of development once training is complete. 

You can view the wide range of training courses available throughout the country here.

If you would like to register your interest for any of our courses, but cannot attend the current available dates, then please let us know by using this online form or contacting us on [email protected] and we can add you to our waiting list.

To find out more about the DLF please visit our website at


AskSARA is our online self-assessment tool for the public; part of the DLF’s Living Made Easy programme it aims to provide impartial advice about suitable assistive technology solutions that enable older and disabled people to live independently and maintain their chosen lifestyle

Many of the 10,000 products featured on DLF’s Living Made Easy marketplace can be purchased by clicking-though directly to one of around 1,000 retailers listed with us. Our AskSARA tool offers a rapid-access reliable route to choosing suitable solutions. Users are provided with impartial tailored advice written by OTs and always directed to seek a formal assessment when their answers indicate that is the safe option – that way it acts as a front-door triage service reducing the burden on OT waiting lists. 

Our newly designed mobile-responsive AskSARA reaches people using a variety of devices, broadening its reach and its new streamlined look makes it easier to use.

We passionately believe that people’s choices about where to live and what to do can often be enabled by often simple aids and minor adaptations. Our role is to reduce the risk of poor product selection and provide the confidence that choosers need to self-purchase. 

To find out more information about AskSARA click here or contact us on [email protected]

DLF ProAssist

DLF ProAssist is your professional hub for personalised independent solutions. An online resource for professionals involved in identifying independent living solutions for older and disabled people. Part of the DLF for Professionals programme it provides impartial information, evidence and tools to assist practitioners and prescribers to justify their selection of assistive technology solutions, using clinical reasoning. This programme is a vital component of the charity’s role in enabling older and disabled people to live independently and maintain their chosen lifestyle.

With a searchable database of over 10,000 products from more than nine hundred retailers this UK-wide resource helps identify the options across a wide range of technologies

To find out more information about DLF ProAssist contact us on [email protected]

Moving & Handling People Conference and Exhibition 2022

Back for 2022 – Moving & Handling People is a 2-day intensive CPD accredited event, focussing on positive solutions for practitioners and clients. A combination of hands-on practical workshops, informative seminars featuring leading speakers and an exhibition from key suppliers in the field of Moving & Handling People, showcasing the latest products.

Click here to find out more about the conference and to book your tickets now.

Address: DLF (Shaw Trust) Black Country House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury, B69 2DG

Tel:  0300 123 3084

Email:  [email protected]


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Helpline – open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday: 0208 133 3430 or email [email protected]