Hft responds to Mencap ruling

July 13, 2018

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Hft responds to Mencap ruling

Reacting to the Mencap ruling, Robert Longley-Cook said: "This is a complex situation and it will take time to analyse the implications of the verdict."

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Hft responds to inquiry calling for the regulation of local authority fees

July 12, 2018

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Hft responds to inquiry calling for the regulation of local authority fees

Hft calls on the CQC to be given powers to regulate the fees paid by local authorities to commission social care, in evidence to NAO report.

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Popular inclusive music festival attracts record crowds

July 10, 2018

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Popular inclusive music festival attracts record crowds

CoreFest, a free accessible music festival run by Hft, attracted record crowds as hundreds of people came together to enjoy a weekend of live music.

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Staff from Hft Worcestershire highly commended in Linda McEnhill award

July 3, 2018

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Staff from Hft Worcestershire highly commended in Linda McEnhill award

Two members of staff at a learning disability service in Worcestershire have been recognised for their commitment and dedication in supporting a resident described as “a true hero”, up until he passed away.

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“The challenges facing social care are bigger than one party”

June 28, 2018

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“The challenges facing social care are bigger than one party”

"The time for consultation is over. Urgent and decisive action is now needed to save a sector which the CQC describes as ‘at a tipping point’. Hft calls for cross-party action following publication of committee report.

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Charity backs Adass call for a secure future for social care

June 13, 2018

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Charity backs Adass call for a secure future for social care

Billy Davis, Public Affairs and Policy Manager at Hft, commented: “Today’s research from Adass adds to the growing body of evidence that there is an ongoing funding crisis crippling the social care sector."

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Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign

June 7, 2018

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Learning disability group pays visit to Number 10 for awareness campaign

Becky and Henry travelled to 10 Downing Street to present the Prime Minister with a custom-made pair of shoes, designed using pictures of Voices to be Heard members as part of their Walk in Our Shoes campaign.

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HRH The Princess Royal joins celebration of Hft’s charitable services

June 5, 2018

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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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Hft warns Low Pay Commission that unfunded increases in the NLW are pushing the learning disability sector to the brink

June 1, 2018

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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

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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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