Our person-centred flexible support service supports people to take control of their lives, and do the things they want to do. We work closely with the people we support, their families and carers to deliver a wide range of supported leisure, learning, and employment opportunities. Our support workers empower the people we support to make their own choices about how they live, using our innovative Fusion model of support to keep people at the centre of everything we do.
At Hft Bradford we support people with many different types of learning disability, and have specialist support services for people with autism, and with challenging behaviour and complex needs. We also have particular experience in supporting people into employment, vocational training projects, and learning and leisure projects, such as Focus Autism @ Culture Fusion. We also have a specialist transitions team that offers advice and support to young people leaving school or college who need support from adult services, and Forest Schools which offers people we support a chance to learn accredited forestry skills in a therapeutic environment.
We also offer NOCN (National Open College Network), a national pre-entry level certification. All certifications are tailored to the individual, with tasks assigned over a six month period. NOCN qualifications can be completed through any workshops, focusing on the students own personal goals and completed by the individuals. At the end of every year students will present their work and graduate with a certificate.
Our emphasis is on creatively supporting people to live with greater levels of independence and personal fulfilment, to achieve the best possible outcomes.
A Life Plan is a comprehensive document that provides an overview of the individual, their support needs and their desired outcomes. The life plan looks at the whole person through 22 quality of life categories, including mental health, physical health, faith and spirituality, personal relationships and sexuality, social networks, valued roles and participating as a citizen.
Once we have created a life plan with the individual and their supporters, we use the outcomes to create an individual program by tapping into existing resources and finding new community partners and activities where necessary, to suit the individual and their funding.
If you are a business, organisation or charity and you would like to be involved with this project or want to be involved in supporting people with learning disabilities, please contact us.
Email Ryan Trueman at Ryan.Trueman@hft.org.uk
or Tracy Vincent at Tracy.Vincent@hft.org.uk
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Forest School is a long-term schedule of frequent and regular sessions in a woodland or natural environment that are designed to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
It offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves, aiming to promote the holistic development of all those involved, and foster resilient, confident, independent, and creative learners.
The school is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice using a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for development and learning.
Contact the team on 01274 370263 for more information.
Our Day Opportunities centres allow the people we support to take part in things they enjoy and make choices about when they do them.
Luv2meetU is a friendship and relationship service for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, helping people improve their overall health and wellbeing
Hft work with DFN Project SEARCH, and various other partners to run several supported internships in a variety of locations.