Moving and Handling People 2019

Moving & Handling People is a CPD accredited event focussing on positive solutions for practitioners and clients.

Moving & Handling People is organised by Disabled Living Foundation.

Celebrating 50 years of DLF

Returning for its 25th year, the Moving and Handling People conference will be held at a fantastic new location on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th August 2019 , with more content and networking opportunities to keep your CPD fresh and up-to-date.

In 2019 the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) – founders of the Moving and Handling People conference – will be celebrating its 50th year.
We would like to invite you to reflect back on the past 50 years by looking at the developments of equipment and techniques within the world of moving and handling. What lessons have we learnt from past techniques and how this has informed our practice for the future?

The conference will include plenaries, seminars and workshops to give a range of learning options which all delegates will have opportunity to attend. We have also added new opportunities for those interested in paediatrics to attend a workshop more relevant to their field, with half the workshops having a separate adult’s and children’s strand to enable further specialisation.

New evening sessions for networking and knowledge development will be run to welcome you into the conference and give plenty of opportunities for growing confidence in the field. There will be a poster zone for new areas of research and techniques along with a separate space for new or bespoke equipment solutions in the field of moving and handling.

We look forward to welcoming you along to Moving and Handling People 2019 in Windsor.

Buy a ticket

One and two day ticket options are available.

Ticket prices:

Student tickets are limited so book early to avoid disappointment

Please be aware that you may be asked to provide evidence of your student status before your order has been confirmed.


Groups of three or more pay only £295 + VAT per person

Book more three or more places to qualify for the discounted group rate. At checkout, increase the quantity of learners to three or more and enter the promotional code Groupratediscount2019 to apply the discount.

For any queries please email or phone 0207 432 8001.

Our all-new Programme for 2019

Celebrating our 50th anniversary is a great opportunity for us to refresh the topics and recruit new speakers and launch a brand new Programme. Delegates to the conference this year have provided excellent feedback about the challenges they face as practitioners and the topics they would like to see handled at next year’s conference.

Keynote address

This year’s 25th anniversary keynote speaker at Moving & Handling People 2019 is Michael Mandelstam, a long-time supporter of DLF’s work.

In his talk, Where we started, where we are, what we have learnt, he will review developments over the years, highlighting concerns for the future of moving and handling people.

Open forum

Our popular interactive Open Forum will launch with a case study prepared by our panel of speakers. This will be followed by an open session in which cases tabled by the audience will be shared and debated by everyone.

Have you got a case that we could discuss on the day? Join our Facebook or LinkedIn groups to share your experiences.


Seminar one

‘The Competency Framework’ will share the experiences of a regional team that developed a framework.
They will share why it was needed, how they developed it and how it has benefited both staff and service users.

Seminar two

Our speaker comes from an acute setting. A case-study based talk will review the pathways involved locally in moving and handling and share insights from their experiences.

Seminar three

‘Focus on Hospice Care’ will examine the appropriateness of moving and handling at end of life, the techniques used and the emotional aspects of dealing with this specialist field.

Seminar four

Slings Special – this seminar will aim to review the techniques and benefits of slings including materials, shapes, testing and the latest theories.

Hands-on workshops

Workshop one

‘Focus on Hospice Care’ this practical session will deal with manoeuvres and techniques for both adults and children.

Workshop two

Risk assessment using real-life models. Real-time risk assessment based on genuine people.

Workshop three

Plus-sized patients. This workshop takes place in two rooms – choose the children or adult focus.

Workshop four

Behaviours that challenge. This workshop takes place in two rooms – choose the children or adult focus.

Contact details and venue

De Vere Beaumont Estate, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Windsor, SL4 2JJ

How to get here

By train
Egham (EGH) station is just three miles from the venue, with connections to London Waterloo and Reading. Windsor & Eton Riverside (WNR) station and Windsor and Eton Central (WNC) station are also nearby.

By road
De Vere Beaumont Estate is easily accessible from the M3, M4, and M25. Use the following navigation coordinates (51.449394, -0.575441) and postcode (SL4 2JJ) to find the venue. Parking is free for all guests.

By air
The nearest airport is Heathrow Airport, which is six miles away, or 15 minutes by car. De Vere Beaumont Estate can easily be accessed to and from Heathrow by bus, car, or taxi.

Overnight stays

Delegates and sponsors can book a room with the De Vere by emailing
The rate is £85 + VAT per night for B&B.


Sponsored talks

We will also offer optional sponsored talks and activities in the early evenings.