Everything you need to know about The Disabled Living Foundation for our

London Moving & Handling of People Instructor Course

THE LOCATION

The Disabled Living Foundation is centrally located on Chatfield Road in Wandsworth, London alongside the River Thames and near to all city transport links. Trains run regularly from Waterloo Tube Station to Wandsworth with just under 30 minutes journey time.  It is in an ideal location to choose for your training for all attendees living within the London area or surrounding towns such as Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Sussex Hampshire and Surrey. 

 

Attending our Moving & Handling of People Instructor Course in the UK's capital is a great way to explore its wide range of unique attractions dotted across the city during your free time outside of training. There are also many independent shops in Wandsworth Village as well as high quality eateries along the River Thames for you to enjoy on your course breaks and during the evenings.

HOW TO FIND THE DISABLED LIVING FOUNDATION, LONDON

The Disabled Living Foundation is located on 34 Chatfield Road, Wandsworth, London, SW11 3SE

WHY CHOOSE LONDON FOR YOUR MOVING & HANDLING OF PEOPLE INSTRUCTOR COURSE

This Wandsworth, London venue is a fantastic place to do your Moving & Handling of People training due to its location. Aside from the great selection of bars, restaurants and links to shopping nearby (listed below) there are also a great range of attractions. Wandsworth is a quiet London Borough that contains many hidden gems. One of its great landmarks is the Young's Brewery which is the oldest Brewery Site in Britain and has given the country its largest and most successful pub franchise. If you are interested in theatre, Battersea Arts Centre is housed in Battersea's original town hall, a grade 2 listed building. This popular venue displays many interesting shows for you to view. Also in the building is BAC Moving Museum which explores heritage in Wandsworth and beyond. If you would rather wind down by watching a film on-screen instead of a show or play, London's Odeon Luxe is just 1.6 miles away.

If you would like to explore further and venture into the city centre, the world famous London Eye is just 6 miles away from Wandsworth, where you can also find other popular Southbank attractions.

If you happen to have some good weather whilst on your training trip Putt in the Park Crazy Golf is just 1 mile away. Also nearby is Wandsworth Common Park; a peaceful oasis in the heart of busy South London and a great place to venture for a morning jog to clear the head before or after training.

WHERE TO STAY

For good quality overnight stays at a great price, Osteopathic Solutions recommend Travelodge. The nearest Travelodge to the Disabled Living Foundation, Wandsworth is Travelodge London Battersea located on 200 York Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3SA. Click here to book on Travelodge's website.

SHOPPING

As we all know, London is the shopping capital of the UK. If you decide to stay local to Wandsworth there are still a nice range of shops available. Southside Wandsworth Shopping Centre has a great range of well known stores and restaurants under its roof. The High Street in Wandsworth also has a nice range of independent shops and coffee shops to browse and enjoy.

An alternative option for those of you looking for a larger selection of shops is to take the tube into central London where you can find numerous retail districts, shopping streets, speciality stores and clothing styles. For first time London visitors, this article from IHG explores the 8 best shopping areas in London such as Oxford Street, Bond Street and Covent Garden.

WINING & DINING IN WANDSWORTH, LONDON

There is a great selection of restaurants to choose from in Wandsworth, without ever having to venture into the centre of London. Ben's Canteen is an all day cafe open from Brunch through to dinner and serves informal dinners and brunches in a relaxed environment. They do everything from healthy suppers to cheat meal nights. Check out their website here for a look at their creative dishes (they look delicious!). Other great restaurants worth a try include Indian moment, Il Gerasole and finally The Schoolhouse Bar & Restaurant which is (as the name suggests) a school themed bar and restaurant with a fantastic selection of brunch, dinners and drinks to choose from.

To view more of this area's great range of restaurants please check out Trip Advisor's list of the top eatries in this area here.

YOUR EXPERT MOVING & HANDING TRAINER, JONATHAN TAYLOR BSc (Hons) Ost

Your Instructor on the Moving & Handling of People Instructor Programme will be Jonathan Taylor. Jonathan is our Bedford based Moving & Handling of People Instructor and is there to assist you over the course period.

He can be contacted on 0845 299 3513 throughout the duration of the course.

THE TRAINING VENUE

Onsite, there is plenty of room in our training room for both the theory part of the course and the practical sessions which form most of the course. Attendees will be out of their chairs learning practical techniques and transfers rather than being talked at.

 

For your well deserved breaks there are plentiful hot drinks and chilled water provided throughout the day. Supermarkets such as the Coop, as well as local cafes are nearby for grabbing lunch.

 

The Disabled Living Foundation has a large range of moving & handling equipment and handling aids to practise with such as a mobile hoist, a profiling bed, a standing hoist, wheelchairs, a banana board, a leg lifter, a bed lever, a bed ladder, a range of slings and slide sheets etc.

Having a large range of quality equipment to hand helps you practise for delivering training with all types of common moving & handling equipment that you will come across in practice. Sometimes attendees aren’t aware of certain equipment and handling aids, and exposure to it on our Course enables them to suggest equipment and handling aid strategies to make improvements to moving & handling in the workplace.

We look forward to seeing you soon at our fully equipped training venue in London.

PARKING AT THE VENUE

There is a secure car park available at the centre for you to park on your training days. Alternatively, If you are travelling from your Travelodge or by public transport, their website has a useful Journey Planner where you can insert your departure point (nearest tube line, bus or postcode) and it will generate a route for you. Click here to use.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN LONDON FOR OUR MOVING & HANDLING OF PEOPLE COURSES

To view dates for our upcoming Moving & Handling of People Instructor Courses at the Disabled Living Foundation, London please click here

Osteopathic Solutions Ltd

T:  0845 299 3513

E:  handling@osteopathicsolutions.co.uk

City & Guilds Centre Number: 794957

Company Registration Number: 07743200

VAT Registration Number: 139 388572

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