Dates announced for Moving & Handling People 2015

09-10-14 Amanda Shiel 0 comment

The 21st anniversary of Moving & Handling People will take place on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th January 2015 at a new venue in the City of London. ‘Safeguarding standards, sharing the vision,’ will offer delegates two full days of CPD accredited training based on our trusted formula of a mixture of practical workshops, focus seminars and plenary conference sessions.

Following extensive analysis of delegate feedback the event will be moving to a new more integrated venue and there will be a number of other improvements in format. In January 2015 the event will relocate to Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre facility in Shoreditch in the City of London. The Centre is a modern complex featuring an auditorium, seminar rooms and circulation spaces and is one tube stop away from the previous venue in Islington!

Delegates are invited to come along and discuss the issues and practical problems facing them and their organisation in the workshops and Open Forum that was such a success this year. The practical Open Forum first introduced in 2014 was a great hit with ‘real life situations’ being discussed and peer reviewed by experts and peers alike. On the lead up to the 2015 event we will be asking delegates to submit their most thorny issues or bring them along to the event.

Topics and speakers at the two-day packed training event are expected to education & training, standards & guidance, managing challenging behaviour, legal cases, bariatrics, risk assessment and an exciting new workshop called ‘trial by jury & peers’.

Chris Shaw, Chief Executive of the Disabled Living Foundation was interviewed at the charity’s recently opened Equipment Demonstration Centre in their new offices in Hammersmith. Commenting on the Moving & Handling People event she said, “DLF hears all the time that people get confused about the equipment that will help them live safely and independently. It is vital that professionals charged with supporting people living at home, in care settings as well as in critical care are up to date with the latest best practice and thinking. The beauty of an event like this is that you are sharing the learning experience in both a practical hands-on and getting to grips with the underlying theory at the same time. Two intensive days deal with a range of material and topics and leave delegates feeling energised and up to date.’’

Delegate bookings can be made via our dedicated website where they will find lots of useful information.

Sponsors of the event can advertise in the extended printed programme or add inserts to the delegates’ bags. Companies that are supplying the equipment for the workshops will also be on hand to handle feedback and queries about the equipment.

Early birds can benefit from a saving by booking before September 30th 2014 and the Disabled Living Foundation is expecting bookings to be made earlier this year as the event has limited places and it will be ‘first come, first served’.

Notes to the editor:
1. The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a national charity whose registered charity no is 290069. The charity’s mission is to provide impartial advice, information and training on independent living for older and disabled people.
2. DLF was founded in 1969 by Lady ‘Pix’ Hamilton, at the same time that DLF’s Vice-President Lord Morris of Manchester was putting forward his Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Bill which gained Royal Assent in 1970.
3. Some of DLF’s key programmes include AskSARA guided advice tool, DLF Data the leading tool for healthcare professionals, Living Made Easy equipment listings website for the public, a national free telephone helpline, its Hammersmith-based equipment demonstration centre & product loan library and training programmes including accredited trusted assessor training. DLF also hosts the popular forum and runs an annual conference in January called Moving & Handling People.

For more information please contact:
Jonathan Evans or Janet Seward
Fundraising & Marketing, DLF, Ground Floor, Landmark House, Hammersmith Bridge Road, London W6 9EJ
Tel 020 7289 6111

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