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Families
Families

Families

Hft also supports family members of people with learning disabilities, who might play an important part in caring for and making decisions alongside their relative.

  • Amy and Julie painting

    Amy and Julie's Story

    Like most 26 year-olds, Amy enjoys a good chat. But because of her learning disability she can sometimes have difficulty expressing herself in a way that others understand.

  • Tony and Mary

    Mary, Tony and Matthew's story

    Autism affects people in different ways. For Matthew, it means his ability to communicate is limited, and he experiences constant anxiety.

  • Getting a break - Anne Louise's Mum

    Anne Louise's Mum's story

    When Anne Louise’s mum needs a break, the Hft Short Breaks service means she can use her budget flexibly to get support for Anne Louise as and when she needs it.

  • Andrew at Sheffield Station

    Geoff, Lynn and Andrew's story

    It took two years for Andy to build the confidence and skills he needed to visit his parents independently, but now he's a seasoned traveller.

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