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Hft Learning Disability Care Providers at Breaking Point

ONE THIRD OF SOCIAL CARE PROVIDERS FORCED TO SHUT SERVICES

Social care providers are facing a perfect storm of workforce challenges and rising cost pressures of service delivery as they are forced to turn down admissions to services and, in severe cases,...
COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

COST-OF-LIVING CRISIS IS DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVING AND SURVIVING

Sense, the disability charity, has labelled support for disabled people as “inadequate” in response to the Government’s Spring Statement. It comes amidst a cost-of-living...
DIMENSIONS 2021 LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM LEADERS’ LIST ANNOUNCED

WINNERS OF 2021 LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM LEADERS’ LIST ANNOUNCED

Dimensions, the UK’s largest not-for-profit that supports people with learning disabilities and autism, has announced the winners of its Annual Learning Disability and Autism Leaders’...
REMEMBRANCE 2021: VETERANS’ CHARITY REFLECTS ON SERVICE THROUGH THE DECADES

REMEMBRANCE 2021: VETERANS’ CHARITY REFLECTS ON SERVICE

The unwavering dedication and service of the Armed Forces through the decades is being remembered by Royal Star & Garter, ahead of Armistice Day. Founded to care for veterans in WWI, the...
Achieve together: career progression in the care sector

ACHIEVING TOGETHER

Susan Lee, Chief People Officer at Achieve together which is specialist provider of support for people with learning disabilities and autism, discusses career progression in the care sector and...
An investigation of the healthcare system in England is encouraging women with learning disabilities to share their experiences.

WOMEN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES URGED TO SPEAK UP TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE

An investigation of the healthcare system in England is encouraging women with learning disabilities to share their experiences.  The first ever government-led Women’s Health Strategy...
The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.

BUDGET IS “MISSED OPPORTUNITY” TO SUPPORT DISABLED PEOPLE, SAYS SENSE

The national disability charity Sense has issued a statement in response to today’s Budget delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP.  Whilst the Budget included...
Linda, who has been supported by learning disability charity Hft since 2007, is walking 14km to raise money for the charity.

LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICE USER STEPS UP TO CHARITY CHALLENGE

A woman with learning disabilities is clocking up the miles by walking 14km in laps of her garden to raise £1,000 for the charity which supports her. Linda lives at a service in Stonehouse...
Nigel sadly passed away from COVID-19 in PAril this year. His family have £2000 for disability services in his memory.

£2000 RAISED FOR DISABILITY CHARITIES IN MEMORY OF LATE SERVICE-USER

New equipment and tools have been purchased using money raised in memory of a man with learning disabilities who sadly passed away earlier this year. Seb Marriott organised a fundraising effort...
A care home resident from Sheffield has raised almost £1700 for charity in just one day.

CARE HOME RESIDENT RAISES NEARLY £1700 FOR CHARITY

A care home resident from Sheffield has raised almost £1700 for charity in just one day. Caroline, from Exemplar Health Care’s Willowbeck care home, raised the astonishing amount by...

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