The Disabled Living Foundation has been offering impartial advice and information about equipment for independent living for almost 50 years. Janet has been at DLF for 4 years and before this worked with a number of suppliers in this sector going back more than 15 years.
As a chartered marketer, she will reflect on the best sources of information for the public.
Are we leaving it too late to get practical about independence?
It is vital that people remain independent for as long as possible and continue to live in their own homes for a multitude of reasons. Early adoption of assistive technology and aids to independent living is key, but why are so many people in crisis before they start to research the options? How can easier access to information and advice play a role in enabling the societal change that is needed? DLF manages the leading comparison site for equipment for daily living Living Made Easy, Janet will share DLF’s experiences and insights from running this important service.