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Disabled Living Foundation

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Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom that provides advice on disability issues for older and disabled people. The organisation maintains one of the UK's largest disability product databases.

The DLF runs a national helpline, and has published a paper based directory of daily living products, known as the Hamilton Directory, for many years. In recent years it has started to publish product information online but only on a subscription basis.

In 2005 DLF partnered with the GUS (retailer) Charitable Trust to pilot a new business model to make the DLF's information free to the public. This service had the working name Bathing made easy[1] This was updated in 2008 to include stairlifts, bedrooms, stairs and technological aids known as 'Telecare' products, under the working title of Living made easy[2]

AskSARA[3] is an expert system designed to allow the general public to obtain disability advice independently. It was designed in consultation with Occupational Therapists. It was an experimental pilot development in partnership with the UK's Department of Health[4] as part of the Integrating Community Equipment Services enterprise.

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