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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Volunteers’ Week 2018

June 4, 2018

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

May 15, 2018

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

April 27, 2018

News, Press Releases

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 calls for greater clarity around social care ahead of Brexit

March 27, 2018

News, Press Releases

Hft calls for greater clarity around social care ahead of Brexit

With just a year to go until Brexit, Hft is calling for greater clarity around the impact on the social care sector, as it is estimated that the cost of replacing staff could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds for providers.

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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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Local Government Finance Settlement: Government’s £150m “does not add up”

February 8, 2018

News

Local Government Finance Settlement: Government’s £150m “does not add up”

Hft has reacted to the publication of the Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19, in which the Government has pledged an additional £150m for the sector over the next financial year.

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HRH The Princess Royal helps celebrate ‘Outstanding’ service in Gloucestershire

January 19, 2018

News, Press Releases

HRH The Princess Royal helps celebrate ‘Outstanding’ service in Gloucestershire

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has visited Moreton-in-Marsh to celebrate the achievements of a learning disability service which has been rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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Charity may begin at home, but axing DfID won’t save the social care sector

December 19, 2017

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Charity may begin at home, but axing DfID won’t save the social care sector

Why doesn’t Hft support campaigns from various publications in the tabloid media to fund social care, such as scrapping DfID and its UK aid budget? 

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Hft takes on new Day and Work services contract in Flintshire

December 11, 2017

News

Hft takes on new Day and Work services contract in Flintshire

It is with great excitement that we are pleased to announce a new partnership to deliver Day and Work Opportunities in Flintshire.

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