Assist UK leads a UK wide network of locally-situated Disabled Living Centres. Most centres include a permanent exhibition of products and equipment that provide people with opportunities to see and try products and equipment and get information and advice from professional staff about what might suit them best.
There are over 325 advisors throughout the network who respond to an average ¼ million enquiries made each year.
Disabled Living Centres also provide a valuable source of information relating to access, design and equipment for daily living. This can be especially useful to carers, older people and healthcare workers, students and manufacturers.
Assist UK is the National network for advice on independent living equipment. Currently there are 41 member centres. Assist UK is the only organisation in the UK to connect clients, manufacturers, regulators and professionals.
Assist UK promotes and supports the development of centres to meet national quality standards for product information and advice. In addition we provide a comprehensive range of services in support of members. These include Exhibitions, Conferences, Training, and Consultancy. Members receive advance notification, priority reservations and reduced prices. Members also receive a discount.
Membership of the Assist UK network is open to voluntary and statutory organisations, individuals and the corporate sector. Contact us for further information.
Assist UK is supported in its work by statutory and commercial organisations. A considerable part of that work is undertaken for the Departments of Health, Social Services and Employment Services.
To work towards the day when products for independent living are seen as part of everyday life.
To empower all individuals with knowledge and choice on available Assistive Technology products to optimise their independence.
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