Our Funding Partnerships team's goal is to build mutually rewarding relationships with funding partners. These include grant making organisations as well as philanthropic individuals.
The team secures vital income for important projects that depend wholly on voluntary income. From a prospective donor’s point of view, this offers the satisfaction of being able to support the area of work of most interest to them with the knowledge that the donation is making an important contribution to improve the lives of people with learning disability.
National Projects - wholly dependent on fundraised income
Family Carers Support Service (FCSS)
The FCSS is a free national service providing invaluable information and support to family carers of people with learning disabilities or autism.
Luv2meetU supports people with learning disabilities and autism to develop friendships and relationships, widening their circle of friends, and helping to prevent isolation.
Hft is the UK's leader in developing and utilising assistive technology to enhance the lives of the individuals we support.
To ensure that facilities meet the changing needs of the people we support, we have an ongoing capital development programme that supports both the expansion of our services, and the relocation of our existing services, creating new services where required.
Gloucester Capital Development Programme
We are in the process of moving 55 people currently supported out of two rural sites in Gloucestershire, where it has become increasingly difficult to provide the right level of support appropriate for a group of people that are of advanced years and decreasing mobility.
Starting with three specially designed bungalows, we are already providing new homes for twelve of these people, eight of whom have dementia and all are physically frail. These bungalows are being built with both the current and future needs of the people we support in mind to make sure that they feel at home from day one and to minimise future disruption as their needs change.
The plan is to expand our development over six different sites until all 55 people have homes that they are happy in, are with or near their friends, cater for their needs and allow them to continue to live the best lives possible.
New Specialist Services opening in 2016
- A new service specialising in support for people with Prader-Willi Syndrome and people with challenging behaviour opened in April 2016.
- We're also planning to open a transition service for young people in Bedfordshire.
Hft benefits from the amazing support of grant-making organisations who are dedicated to funding charitable projects that have both a charitable purpose and a public benefit.
Over many years, we have worked in partnership with our donors and supporters to ensure that adults with learning disabilities have been able to lead the best lives possible.