Elizabeth Hallows is a Chartered Physiotherapist with over 10 years experience of specialising in the moving and handling of adults and children with disabilities. She has a post-graduate certificate in back-care management from Loughborough University and is a qualified medico-legal expert witness. Elizabeth has spoken and lead workshops at a number of conferences, including the Disabled Living Foundation’s moving and handling conference and at Kidz up North events.
Elizabeth carries out general and person-specific manual handling risk assessments, works with organisations to devise manual handling policies and procedures and delivers a variety of manual handling training. Her training is always tailored to the needs of the delegates and ranges from a half day course to an accredited 5 day course.
Recent tailored courses have included moving and handling children for paediatric therapists, moving and handling in the outdoor environment and moving children in pre-school settings.
Elizabeth has a special interest in facilitating balanced decision making when there are conflicts and concerns about an individual’s moving and handling needs.
Beverley is a Registered General Nurse who qualified in 1993 and is now self employed. In the past she has worked at Tameside Hospital on a variety of wards within Acute Medical Services and has also managed a large dual registered nursing home. She was employed by a nursing agency as an RGN Advisor in Recruitment and also had a key role in the management of 24 hour care packages for clients with acquired brain injury and learning disability, living in their own homes. She currently works as an acquired Brain Injury Care Manager
She teaches Moving & Handling and First Aid and has provided training in all aspects of mandatory Health and Social Care Training to nursing and care staff working within the Healthcare Sector.
She is a member of the RCN (Royal College of Nurses) and BABICM (British Association of Brain Injury Case Managers).
Wheelchair user since age 7.
27 years teaching Maths and Sciences to 11-18 yr olds (HOD)
6 years working as the Disability Consultant for Disabled Living – delivering Disability Awareness courses, conducting Access Audits on hundreds of buildings from colleges, to tower blocks to terraced housing, and giving specialist advice to various organisations on their premises, practices and policies.
Trained nurse for over 30 years, worked in many different departments from Day Surgery to Intensive Care to community work with people at home. Both NHS and Private work. Deborah has also owned and managed businesses in the marketing field.
Trained to teach moving and handling and risk assessment.
Joined the team at Disabled Living last year to help build the reputation and awareness of the charity along with delivering moving and handling training.
Deborah loves shopping and dogs!