Making travel plans possible using the Extra Special Fund
Thanks to the Extra Special Fund, Richard from Bath recently headed to London for a two day sightseeing trip.
Directing support through video – Dave’s story
Support worker Dave has come up with a creative and innovative way for people to be involved in planning and reviewing their support.
Improving transport for people with learning disabilities – John
John, who is supported by Hft, has been working hard to improve the accessibility of public transport for people with learning disabilities.
“Having information that you understand really helps people to have choice and be included.”
People we support have been taking the lead in producing easy read resources for other adults with learning disabilities.
Helping Lorraine enjoy the holiday of a lifetime
Travelling abroad can be a daunting experience for anyone. Through person-centred support, Lorraine’s confidence and independence has flourished. So much that she has been able to go on her dream holiday!
“When I’m in the ring I feel like I can do everything” – Shaun
Finding the right hobby for you can be life-changing – as Shaun found out when he took up boxing with the help of his support worker.
‘Discovering your passion’ – Lewis
Lewis discovered his passion for ballet three years ago. Since then, Lewis has regularly attended classes and built his skills to perform in over ten shows across the country! Staff who support Lewis at the Learning Zone were able to see the progress he has made in ballet, as they got the chance to see him dance in a show.
Little devices that help in a big way – Glenn
Canary Care and the Mindme Location Device has enabled Glenn to retain both his confidence and independence – and Hft staff are confident that he’s safe when they’re not around…
“I couldn’t wait to move in!” – Paula
Paula has flourished since moving home and is now set for a more independent future.
Living independently – Joanne
Living independently has made a real difference to Joanne's sense of wellbeing and autonomy.