Single-handed care is leading to innovation in products and equipment

09-06-16 dlfteam 0 comment

The 22nd Moving & Handling People will take place on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd February 2016. One of the brand-new practical workshops ‘Moving & Handling in Single-handed Care Situations’ will explore an increasingly common topic coming more and more into play as a result of budget pressures on services providing care in the community.

Led by Heather Hetherington, the workshop will explore the latest techniques for moving and handling both inside and outside the home in a practical hands-on workshop designed to share useful knowledge with the delegates.

Heather is a registered nurse who has specialised in moving and handling since 1992. Heather works UK-wide as a back care advisor in the NHS, in acute and in community settings. She also works extensively with people with learning disabilities. Heather was one of the founding team at the National Back Exchange who worked on standards and training at NBE.

‘It’s an increasing trend, due to Councils needing to save money,’ she said when recently interviewed by DLF about the workshop that she will be leading. ‘It is leading to some exciting innovations in equipment and products to aid independent living; we’ll look at some of these in the workshop.’

Heather feels that the Moving and Handling People event appeals to a wide range of delegates; she has been involved with the event for many years: ‘There’s a real thirst for knowledge!’

Talking about the single-handed care workshop she concludes: ‘Care in the community is the future.’
The interactive workshop is one of four that all delegates attend.

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



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