Disabled Living Foundation Factsheets

The Disabled Living Foundation(DLF) is a national charity providing impartial advice, information and training on independent living since 1969. It is a founder member of the Information Standard, a certification scheme for health and social care information.

Their website is an invaluable source of information, including an extremely comprehensive fact-sheet section – below are links to all their main fact-sheets.

These factsheets provide general advice on a range of daily living equipment such as features to look for when choosing equipment, and where to get further information.


  1. Choosing telecare
  2. Choosing equipment to help with memory and safety
  3. Choosing equipment for communication and vision
  4. Choosing equipment for hearing loss, speech and speech replacement
  5. Choosing equipment for leisure activities
  6. Choosing walking equipment
  7. Choosing a manual wheelchair
  8. Choosing a powered wheelchair
  9. Choosing a hoist and slings for lifting people
  10. Choosing equipment for the heavier person
  11. Choosing pressure relief equipment
  12. Choosing and fitting grab rails
  13. Choosing equipment for showering
  14. Choosing equipment for bathing
  15. Choosing equipment to get up and down stairs
  16. Choosing children’s daily living equipment
  17. Choosing a chair and chair accessories
  18. Choosing a bed and bed accessories
  19. Choosing a mobility scooter
  20. Choosing eating and drinking equipment
  21. Choosing toilet equipment and accessories
  22. Choosing clothing and dressing equipment
  23. Choosing footwear and dressing equipment