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Organised by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) as part of its Professionals Programme, Moving and Handling People returns for its 25th year in February 2022 with a CPD programme for all practitioners focusing on ‘tomorrow’s world’ care.

The 2022 conference will be one of the first face-to-face events of its kind since 2019 and will deliver a unique educational platform of seminars, workshops and networking opportunities as it brings together thought leaders from across the healthcare sector.

Building on significant success since 1997, this annual exhibition and conference will present brand-new content for moving and handling professionals. The 2022 event will explore future planning practices gained from the pandemic and discuss the latest strategies to comply with health and safety.

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The world of moving and handling has changed and delegates will learn and understand how practice is evolving through the latest approaches to minimise client contact.

Moving and Handling People 2022 will explore assistance to stand, moving unconscious patients on ICU through, and supporting complex community cases and bariatric patients in their home. Attendees will be able to learn new techniques and practical problem-solving approaches from experienced facilitators only available at this event.

Workshops will be delivered through a dedicated timetable so sessions involve smaller, hands-on groups. There will also be the opportunity to participate online for delegates who are unable to attend in person and prefer a virtual experience.

In terms of speakers, Moving and Handling People will present a panel of renowned experts who will be appearing exclusively in plenaries and seminars.

Moving and Handling People 2022 provides unique benefits to a range of delegates – from specialist practitioners, who can review the latest thinking in one place, through to recently qualified professionals and students seeking a broad induction.

Joanna Greer, Occupational Therapist, who previously attended the conference, commented: “The opening address was very thought provoking and looked at the bigger picture of manual handling in context of current practical healthcare landscape.”

In addition, attendees will be able to benefit from real interaction with their peers so they can discuss best practice. The sharing of opinions, ideas and experiences will be available over two days full of content that is facilitated in an environment conducive to education.

There will be free lunches and refreshments on both days. Every delegate will receive a CPD certificate of attendance and an informative event pack.

Moving & Handling People 2022 will take place from 9am-5pm on 22nd and 23rd of February 2022 at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JJ.

Since 1969, the DLF has been providing impartial advice, information and training on equipment for independent living. The charity’s DLF for Professionals programme includes a range of training and tools to support assessment and safe use of assistive technology.

In November, the charity teamed up with Promoting Independence to deliver a series of four one-hour webinars focussing on major adaptations.

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