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People with learning disabilities have their first horse-riding lessons at Aintree

A group of people with learning disabilities and autism have been given the opportunity to go horse-riding for the first time at the country’s most prestigious racecourse. This is the first in a series of events celebrating Aintree’s year-long partnership with Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, and Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA), whose horses provide ... Read More »

Too Little, Too Late: Hft’s statement on the Spring Budget 2017

Hft is disappointed at plans unveiled in Philip Hammond’s “final” Spring Budget. Despite recent comments in the media suggesting that the Chancellor would offer a decisive solution to the ongoing social care funding crisis, we were frustrated to instead see more government procrastination on this important issue. In his Spring Budget, the Chancellor pledged an additional £2billion of funding for ... Read More »

Hft Smarthouse showcasing personalised technology solutions opens at Aintree

A house showcasing a range of assistive technology that can be used to support vulnerable adults to increase their independence has opened its doors in Liverpool. The mobile, purpose built Smarthouse, created by the Hft, the national learning disabilities charity, is on display at Aintree Racecourse as part of the newly launched Peter O’Sullevan Community Hub which will be the ... Read More »

Petition to protect vulnerable lives presented to government

Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, has presented a petition to the Government calling for an increase in funding for adult social care. More than 3,850 people have signed the petition which was launched in response to the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW), as part of Hft’s It Doesn’t Add Up campaign, to raise awareness ... Read More »

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk

New research shows thousands of jobs could be put at risk unless additional funding is found for the social care sector. As many as 30,000 jobs in the learning disability sector could be at risk in the next four years, warns newly published research by the national learning disabilities charity, Hft. Without additional funding to meet the rising costs of ... Read More »

HRH visits new specialist dementia service for people with learning disabilities

HRH The Princess Royal has paid a visit to a new service in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire which will specialise in dementia and complex needs for people with learning disabilities. The development, run by the national learning disabilities charity Hft, has seen the former public house, The Ryeford Arms, remodelled and three new properties built in its grounds.  The new accommodation includes ... Read More »

4 out of 5 People with Learning Disabilities Supported by Hft say Personalised Technology Helps Them Feel Safer

National charity Hft is using connected care solutions from Tunstall to enhance the lives of people living with learning disabilities.  Hft, a national charity aiming to give people with learning disabilities the opportunity to live the best life possible, is working with Tunstall Healthcare to provide the people it supports with personalised technology solutions that allow them to live more ... Read More »

Oxford charity supporter raises over £130,000 for learning disabilities

  Staff at Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, have been celebrating Nigel Doggett’s success in the gruelling Marathons des Sables. Nigel, a Trustee of Hft, whose brother, Nick, is supported by the charity, finished in 255th place and has raised over £130,000 for Hft’s Personalised Technology Programme. The Marathon des Sables involves running six marathons over six ... Read More »

Dedicated charity supporter is preparing his paws for the ultimate endurance test

Nigel Doggett, a Trustee of Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, is embarking on the challenge of a lifetime by taking part in the gruelling Marathon des Sables, on 8 April 2016. Nigel, whose brother, Nick, is supported by the charity, is aiming to raise over £130,000 for Hft’s Personalised Technology Programme. Nigel, who lives in Oxfordshire and ... Read More »

Marathon to raise money for learning disabilities

Marathon effort by charity’s trustee to raise money for people with learning disabilities. Hft, a national charity for people with learning disabilities, held a fundraising event at Magdalen College on 8 January in support of their Trustee Nigel Doggett who is competing in the Marathon des Sables in April this year in order to raise money for Hft and in particular ... Read More »

HFT WINS INNOVATION AWARD TO IMPROVE WELLBEING OF PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

 A team from Hft – a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities – has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement. The second round of the Innovating for Improvement programme is supporting twenty-one health care projects in the UK with the aim of ... Read More »

BREAKING GROUND TO HELP PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

Hft, the national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, held a ground breaking ceremony on April 30 2015 in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire. The ceremony marked the start of works to remodel an existing pub and build three new houses for people supported by the charity.  The project has only been able to go ahead through the incredible generosity of Bristol-based entrepreneur ... Read More »