Access to healthcare – a parent’s experiences

June 18, 2018

News

Access to healthcare – a parent’s experiences

This Learning Disability Awareness Week focuses on access to healthcare for people with learning disabilities. Family carer Madeleine Cowley shares her thoughts.

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Vote for Hft as your Local Sainsbury’s store’s Charity of the Year

June 14, 2018

Fundraising

Vote for Hft as your Local Sainsbury’s store’s Charity of the Year

Hft has been nominated for Local Charity of the Year at five Sainsbury’s stores in the South East and we need your help to be in with a chance of winning!

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Charity backs Adass call for a secure future for social care

June 13, 2018

Press Releases

Charity backs Adass call for a secure future for social care

Billy Davis, Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Hft, commented: “Today’s research from Adass adds to the growing body of evidence that there is an ongoing funding crisis crippling the social care sector."

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Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign

June 7, 2018

Press Releases

Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign

Becky and Henry travelled to 10 Downing Street to present the Prime Minister with a custom-made pair of shoes, designed using pictures of Voices to be Heard members as part of their Walk in Our Shoes campaign.

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HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of Hft’s charitable services

June 5, 2018

Press Releases

HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of Hft’s charitable services

HRH The Princess Royal has attended an event at the House of Lords to recognise the charitable projects that are enhancing the lives of people with learning disabilities despite the social care funding crisis.

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Volunteers’ Week 2018

June 4, 2018

News

Volunteers’ Week 2018

This Volunteers' Week, we'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the volunteers who help us make a difference every day.

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Hft warns Low Pay Commission that unfunded increases in the National Living Wage are pushing the learning disability sector to the brink

June 1, 2018

Press Releases

Hft warns Low Pay Commission that unfunded increases in the National Living Wage are pushing the learning disability sector to the brink

Billy Davis, Public Affairs & Policy Manager at Hft, commented: “Our staff are the cornerstone of providing the high quality, person-centred support that adults with learning disabilities deserve. Any initiative which sees them get paid more for the invaluable work that they do should therefore be warmly welcomed.

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Learning disabilities charity invites community to themed garden party

May 21, 2018

Press Releases

Learning disabilities charity invites community to themed garden party

A Cornwall service is marking 25 years of supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible with a mad hatter-themed garden party.

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Hft responds to Royal College of Nursing’s call to extend NHS pay deal to social care staff

May 15, 2018

News

Hft responds to Royal College of Nursing’s call to extend NHS pay deal to social care staff

With local authorities being the main commissioners of services in most areas, and with many providers already on a financial knife edge, the RCN’s proposals will only work if increases in wages are matched with additional government funding for local authorities to commission social care.

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Learning disability charity hosts fundraising coffee morning

May 11, 2018

Fundraising, Press Releases

Learning disability charity hosts fundraising coffee morning

“Most of the people we support have never set foot on a boat, and at least one has never been on holiday.” A Bishop’s Stortford learning disability charity is inviting the public to a coffee morning in order to raise funds for a much-anticipated trip.

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