The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) delivers information, advice, training and learning events to guide older and disabled people to the practical equipment solutions to everyday living. It is the leading national charity providing information across multiple technology areas from wheelchairs to kitchen aids, bathroom adaptations to clothing, telecare to leisure equipment. We work in partnership with many other charities to support their members to find the information that is vital to maximising independence.
The charity is now based in Wandsworth and recently merged with Shaw Trust. The organisation is undergoing a period of growth and investment to ensure our services become more easily accessible and relevant in this digital age. We continue to provide a free telephone helpline on 0300 999 0004 staffed by experienced advisors offering free, impartial advice about mobility products or other types of daily living equipment for older and disabled people, information on where to buy or hire items and details of local organisations that can help.
In addition to Youreable.com the charity runs three specialist websites:
In late 2009 national charity the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) took over running Youreable and today is responsible for hosting and moderating the site day-to-day. The Forum currently has 300 active users who log in to the site at least once a week to answer questions and provide guidance and 60,000 visitors to the site each year.