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Residential Care

People with learning disabilities are increasingly living more independent lives in their local communities, often with the support of Hft. However, for some people, residential care might be an appropriate alternative. We support people with a range of needs and disabilities to ensure that wherever they live, they can live the best life possible.

We provide a number of residential care homes, which are adapted to meet the requirements of the people supported there, and provide specialist equipment to meet people’s specific needs. Many of the people in our homes also use personalised technology to help them live their lives as independently as possible.

We work in partnership with family members, carers, health professionals and of course the individuals receiving support to develop person-centred packages that are tailored to individual needs.

Involvement and independence

Everyone we support is encouraged to take part in as many everyday activities as they can; whatever their support needs. That could mean:

  • Deciding how their home is run
  • Choosing their staff
  • Decorating their room, their way
  • Getting involved in the community
  • Enjoying leisure activities
  • Working to achieve specific goals, such as completing a training course or getting a job.

And as part of the Fusion Model of Support that we follow, we support people to take control of their own lives through increased involvement. Sometimes involvement can be as straightforward as developing skills that other people take for granted, such as supporting people to eat and drink on their own. It’s all about giving people as much opportunity to live with independence and choice as possible.


Having a learning disability shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you want to do. People we support are involved in all kinds of sports and hobbies: from DJ-ing and dance, to crafts and cooking.

Whether it’s learning a new skill, like David, or enjoying a few nights away on holiday, like Anna, we do our utmost to enable the people we support to spend time the way you choose to.

We develop relationships with local clubs and centres so that we can make the most of activities on offer in the community. In some parts of the country we run specialist projects, like our friendship and dating agency, Luv2meetU, or Hft Bradford’s transitions team for young people leaving school or college.

Where there’s no local provision, many of our services have developed onsite facilities to help people to pursue their favourite activities. It could be gardening, computer skills, crafts, learning an instrument or karaoke – if we can make it happen, we will.

Whatever the location, we do everything possible to ensure that the people we support have the opportunity to do the things that help you achieve the life you want, in the most effective way possible.

Specialist services

Some of our residential care homes have been built or adapted to meet specific needs. In these services Hft support staff receive specialist training that enables them to better support the people living there, such as:

  • Dementia care
  • End of life support
  • Supporting individuals with profound and complex needs


We take the standard of care and support we offer very seriously. All our residential care homes are registered with and run to meet the fundamental standards set out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which regulates care provision in England.

See the ratings our registered services have received from the CQC.

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