Learning disabled adults write and perform their own play in Market Harborough
A group of learning disabled adults from Market Harborough have debuted their original play, Musical Mayhem, following months of writing, preparation and rehearsals.
Disability Action Plan ignores key issues, says Hft
In response to the publication of the Disability Action Plan, Hft says there are serious omissions and, as it stands, the proposals will make little difference to the lives of learning disabled adults.
Latest Local Government Finance Settlement will leave care providers footing the bill
It is highly disappointing that the Government has chosen not to address the pressing financial challenges in adult social care through the Local Government Finance Settlement, says Hft’s CEO Steve Veevers.
The power of apprenticeships in social care
In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week, Hft is highlighting the importance and advantages of apprenticeships in the social care sector, outlining clear progression routes and an accessible entry into the sector.
Opening doors for young people with learning disabilities
In a ground-breaking partnership, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) has joined forces with Regency High School and DFN Project SEARCH, to launch a supported internship program aimed at transforming the lives of young adults who have special educational needs and disabilities.
Hft welcomes £500m social care funding boost
The Government’s much-needed additional funding for adult social care is to be welcomed but it is imperative that it reaches adult social care providers directly, says Hft.
Charities must not be taken for granted, says Hft
Hft has responded to a speech by Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party, on his party’s vision for the voluntary sector, saying charities must be remunerated for the vital services they deliver.
Social care system in sustained crisis despite ‘record Government investment’, report finds
Unsustainable financial and workforce pressures are forcing adult social care providers to turn down new admissions and close services, as government grants are not reaching the people who need them most. This is according to the 2023 Sector Pulse Check.
Learning disability charity Hft appoints new CEO
Hft has appointed Steve Veevers as its new Chief Executive Officer from 1 January 2024.
The Care Workforce Pathway is one step in the right direction, but only one, says Hft
Hft has responded to the Government’s plans to develop the domestic care workforce in the UK, saying it is one step in the right direction but further action must follow.