Hft is a founder member of Learning Disability Voices, a coalition of charities, not-for-profit and independent sector companies that provide learning disability services in the UK, and that together represent 20% of the total sector provision.
In recent years the sector has had to cope with increasingly damaging local government cuts and has been forced to drive operational efficiencies to keep fees static. However, as we are paid for the hours of care we deliver, and as we support vulnerable people who often require 24-hour support delivered by one or more carers to ensure that their needs are met, we cannot reduce frontline staffing to cut costs further.
Learning Disability Voices was launched in response to the funding challenge this represents and exists to champion the learning disability sector and push for crucial policy changes to ensure a sustainable future for quality learning disability care.
You can download the Learning Disability Voices Manifesto here.