Events allow us to network with industry peers, develop new partnerships and increase the profile of DHACA. See below for a list of events that we are currently either hosting or participating in:
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The DLF’s Reflections on person-centred advice about AT and its role in maximising independence
26 May 2021 @ 10:00am - 11:15pm
Who should attend?
If you are responsible for providing information on assistive technology to older or disabled people, then this webinar will provide you with insights from people in a similar role. Beneficial for anyone already using AskSARA or considering using AskSARA for their visitors, residents, clients or the general public.
The provision of accurate, person-centred information in a simple and effective way can help prolong independence, adding life to years. AskSARA is simple 3 step tool, which can be tailored and embedded in a trusted domain, offering important information and impartial advice, backed by a verified directory of over 10,000 daily living products with links to purchase items direct from suppliers on-line.
Service Delivery Perspectives on Assistive Technology Provision
Join us for the next in our series of webinars for professionals involved in promoting wider use of AT in enabling independent living. Wednesday 26th May 10.00 to 11.15 will see a panel of presenters from a range of service delivery perspectives share their experiences.
Latest Trends & Analysis
We will be presenting our latest figures on usage of AskSARA and the topics most visited by users providing the latest trends and analysis.
Dawn Pridham, is an OT and Team Manager at Newport City Council. Dawn will present on Newport’s experience of integrating self-assessment into their service delivery. Newport CC’s work led directly to the first regional programme for AskSARA in Wales: AskSARA for Gwent was funded by the Public Service Board covering the combined areas of Newport, Caerphilly, Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent, overall reaching a quarter of the population of the principality. This programme aimed to promote wellbeing through self-assessment online as part of a broader prevention programme.
Louise Lapworth from Warwickshire County Council will share details of the multimedia campaign she ran to promote use of AskSARA in Warwickshire. Using a variety of media the campaign led to an outstanding set of usage figures reaching older and disabled people in the county. Louise will share details of the project and data from analysing its effectiveness.
Your Equipment Newcastle is part of the Information Now programme in Newcastle-on-Tyne. Kate Bowman form the City Council will share her experiences of running AskSARA as a frontline information and advice tool.