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

June 28, 2018

Press Releases

“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

Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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

Press Releases

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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Learning disability charity hosts fundraising coffee morning

May 11, 2018

Fundraising, Press Releases

Learning disability charity hosts fundraising coffee morning

“Most of the people we support have never set foot on a boat, and at least one has never been on holiday.” A Bishop’s Stortford learning disability charity is inviting the public to a coffee morning in order to raise funds for a much-anticipated trip.

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Charity worker to attend Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

May 8, 2018

Press Releases

Charity worker to attend Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

A charity service manager from Market Harborough who has dedicated his life to supporting people with learning disabilities has been invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of his efforts.

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

April 27, 2018

Press Releases, News

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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