We’re firm believers in the importance of partnering with you so together we can provide the best possible care and support for your loved one. We recognise the central role you play in your family member’s life and the importance of the lifelong relationships you have. This is why ‘Families and other Partnerships’ is one of the key segments of our Fusion Model of Support.

We also know that good communication is critical for us to build a positive relationship with you. You’re likely to want to take a deep interest in what your loved one is doing at Hft. We want to ensure that you’re kept informed and know where to go or who to speak to when you have a question or request.

If you do have any questions about the support your relative receives, your local Hft service will likely be best placed to help.

We produce a quarterly family newsletter where we share the latest news from around the charity including good news stories from the people we support, sector news and updates on what we are doing as a learning disability charity. As a family member you should receive this automatically via the post, however if you wish to receive the newsletter via email please visit our Families Newsletter page where you can share your preference.

We also have a section below where you can read previous newsletters.

Be part of a positive change

You may also be interested in our campaigning work through our Walk in our Shoes Network. This network is open to learning disabled adults and families or carers. The network provides the opportunity to share your views and work with us to campaign for change by influencing decision makers in Government.

If you have a question about the information or resources held on this section of our website however, please email: families@hft.org.uk

  • Commitment to Partnership

    Hft's Commitment to Partnership outlines how Hft staff work with the relatives and close friends of the people we support. Find out More
  • Family newsletters

    Our newsletters are packed with stories, events, and updates, and are distributed four times a year to help keep families up to date. Find out More
  • Benefits & support

    Learning disabled adults and family carers can be entitled to certain benefits and support mechanisms.  Find out more about what’s available, and how you can find out more. Find out More
  • Family Carer Resources

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  • Alternative Support Services

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  • Hft 2033

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