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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 NLW are pushing the learning disability sector to the brink

June 1, 2018

Press Releases

Hft warns Low Pay Commission that unfunded increases in the NLW 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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Charity worker to attend Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

May 8, 2018

Press Releases

Charity worker to attend Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

A charity service manager from Market Harborough who has dedicated his life to supporting people with learning disabilities has been invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of his efforts.

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Hft appeals to local councillors to support call for a 5% annual uplift in funding

April 27, 2018

Press Releases, News

Hft appeals to local councillors to support call for a 5% annual uplift in funding

Hft is appealing to councillors to join us in calling on the government to adequately fund learning disability social care, and help the sector meet future demands.

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Hft receives generous donation from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

April 6, 2018

Fundraising

Hft receives generous donation from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

The donation by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity follows 25 years of support, and will help Hft continue to provide charitably funded projects, such as Luv2meetU and our Family Carer Support Service, as well as make sure that the army dependants supported by Hft are given the opportunity to live the best lives possible.

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Hft has launched a new Luv2meetU service in Newcastle!

February 15, 2018

News, Friendship & Dating, Everyday Life

Hft has launched a new Luv2meetU service in Newcastle!

Luv2meetU is Hft’s friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities and the launch of a new branch in Newcastle has been a huge success.

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