DFG Champions Roadshow Cumbria

Date & Time:      21st June 2017 at 9:30am for 10:00am

Venue: The Bradbury Independent Living Centre, Oxford Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2AL (about 3 minutes’ walk from Workington station) tel: 01900 844670; bradburyilc@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk 


09.30 - Registration opens & view displays 

09.55 - Muster in first floor meeting room

10.00 - Introductions and Schedule for the day Andy Todman, Chief Executive Age UK West Cumbria

10.10 - Welcome Anne Prowse, Chair, Age UK West Cumbria Board

10.20 - 'Who wants to be a Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) Millionaire' - An 'ice breaker' light-hearted quiz to test everyone’s knowledge of the current DFG system and bust a few myths. Paul Smith, Director Foundations, Roy McNally, Development Manager Foundations

10.30 - Be a “Regulatory Reform Order Rebel” Speaker TBC, See House of Commons Briefing Paper on DFGs

11.00 - Bridging the Digital Divide – Providing a Social Tariff Broadband Service using TV White Space/Dynamic Spectrum Technology. Connectivity to support home based Technology Enabled Care Solutions for independent living. Jonathan Coulthard, Director of JCM

11.30 - ARMED Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Detection - The Use of Wearable Devices to Help Prevent Falls. David Carty, CM2000, Adrian Smales, Research Fellow, Health Informatics; Frailty, Edinburgh Napier University

12.00 - Lunch Break & Networking & View Displays

12.45 - A word from sponsor AKW

13.00 - Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT) University of Cumbria, Dr Elaine Bidmead, Research Fellow, CaCHeT, University of Cumbria

13.30 - Safe at Home – Connecting Communities, Alaisdair Norrie, Safe at Home Business Development Manager

14.00 - Interactive Workshop – DFGs and Funding for Independent Living

15.00 - Independent Living Centres – The One Stop Shop For Independent Living Needs, Andy Todman, Chief Executive  Age UK West Cumbria

15.25 - Closing Remarks

15.30 - Close

This event is invite only.