DLF and Promoting Independence launch winter webinars on major housing adaptations

DLF and Promoting Independence launch winter webinars on major housing adaptations

Promoting Independence runs the popular Occupational Therapy Adaptations Conference (OTAC), which is the only complementary adaptations and equipment-based conference for occupational therapists in the UK.

Including DLF Trainers and leading occupational therapy specialists in adjustments, the new talks from DLF and Promoting Independence are based upon DLFs level 5 Home Adaptations for Professionals course.

Ropox available kitchen Disabled Living Structure (DLF) is working with professional events business Promoting Self-reliance to deliver a series of 4 one-hour webinars focussing on major adaptations.

The very first webinar, Practical Assessment for Home Adaptations: Kitchen style, will be presented by Marney Walker and will take place on Friday 18th December at 1pm.

The webinar will supply tips on assessing the person and their requirements and determining for seated, standing, and wheelchair users. It will consider the cooking area environment together with preparing considerations.

Just recently, the EquipU Community Equipment Partnership and the DLF launched a joint variation of the complimentary online AskSARA self-assessment tool for 2.46 million citizens across Scotland.

Future talks will consist of: one on restrooms provided by Louise Powell, a talk on access services by Claire Miller, and one on multi-levels provided by Cathrine Ruston.

AskSARA is a free-to-use assisted suggestions tool, which sees users pick a subject, address a series of concerns, and get customized recommendations to their needs. The unbiased advice is written by certified occupational therapists (OTs) about appropriate aids and adaptations for over ninety topics of day-to-day living.

By utilizing AskSARA, people are able to identify suitable assistive technology services to fulfill their requirements. AskSARA links to over 10,000 products for daily living noted in the DLFs Living Made Easy marketplace, many of which can be right away acquired from online sellers and delivered to their door.

Marney is an independent OT with over 25 years of experience, specializing in inclusive design and available housing. With know-how in the impact of the environment on health and wellbeing, she is currently a PhD candidate on the 100 Year Life and the Future Home job at Lab4Living, Sheffield Hallam University, researching visual aesthetic preferences in people dealing with dementia.

The product is based upon the one-day cooking area module from the DLFs level 5 adaptations course and will supply a great introduction or refresher on adapting kitchen areas, depending upon the delegate’s background.

To find out more about DLFs training program, phone the DLF Team on 0300 123 3084 or email enquiries@dlf.org.uk.