The DLF has been running a series of free webinars over the winter period featuring techniques and advice for assessing for major adaptations. Presented by DLF Trainers and leading OT practitioners in the field of adaptations the practical talks are based on DLF’s level five ‘Home Adaptations for Professionals’ training course.

The next webinars in the series are:

18 Feb 2021 – 1pm
Practical Assessment for Home Adaptations: Access Solutions 
This webinar takes place on 18 February at 1pm and focuses on access solutions. Claire Miller, one of DLF’s trainers is an OT in private practice with over thirty years’ experience. Based in Derbyshire she takes a holistic approach to assessment and writes and trains extensively. 

Claire’s talk will look at the possible solutions to enable a person to enter their home safely and cover some of the measurement considerations when planning an access solution. 

18 March 2021 – 1pm
Practical Assessment for Home Adaptations: Multiple Levels
The final webinar in the series takes place on 18 March at 1pm.

Multi-level solutions is the theme of this webinar which looks at solutions to access multiple levels within the home. The session will focus on considerations for through floor lifts and how to measure for these, along with other alternative solutions.

Cathrine Ruston is a DLF trainer and writer, previously a commissioner in Cheshire and an OT specialising in independent living. With a track record in service transformation, she brings a wealth of experience to the topic.

Register to attend
The webinars are free to join and you can register to attend them at

To find out more about DLF’s programme for professionals involved in assessing for adaptations please email or phone 0300 123 3084.

About the DLF
The DLF is a 50-year old national charity and part of The Shaw Trust. It specialises in impartial information, advice and training on equipment for independent living. Free services for the public include Living Made Easy ( their impartial online marketplace, AskSARA an online guided advice tool ( and Youreable the thriving forum (

Services for professionals include their DLF Training courses and DLF-Data the prescribing tool for professionals which is free to use during the pandemic, you can contact them for a login.

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