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Disabled Living Foundation

The DLF provides free,impartial advice about all types of disability equipment and mobility products for older people and disabled people.

Visitors need to make an appointment.

Helpline:10am-4pm Mon-Fri

Switchboard:9am-5pm Mon-Fri

380-384 Harrow Road, London, W9 2HU
Area serviced:
0845 130 9177(Helpline) or 020 7289 6111(Switchboard)
Opening times:

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You may be having difficulty carrying out daily tasks and activities, such as, getting on and off the toilet, getting out of bed or you are having difficulties because of your illness such as not being able to turn in bed or get to the toilet. If these things are a problem, you may find that with specialist advice, equipment or having changes made to your home (adaptations), you will be able to manage these things more easily and be more independent.
You can acquire any equipment needed to your home by approaching various companies or through Social Services.This equipment can be loaned and will have to be returned once the agreement has finished.
Disability, according to the World Health Organization, is " umbrella term, covering impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in involvement in life situations.