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Hft welcomes publication of report into Disability & the Built Environment
Hft welcomes publication of report into Disability & the Built Environment

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Hft welcomes publication of report into Disability & the Built Environment

Published: 25/04/17

Hft, a national charity that supports adults with learning disabilities, has welcomed the publication of the Women & Equalities Select Committee’s report Building For Equality: Disability & The Built Environment.  The Committee’s inquiry explored how to improve accessibility in homes, buildings and public spaces for those with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Billy Davis, Public Affairs & Policy Manager at Hft, commented: “Hft was delighted to be able to offer written evidence to this important inquiry and welcome the publication of the committee’s final report."

"In particular, we welcome the committee’s recommendations that people with disabilities should be consulted more widely in regards to how buildings could be adapted to meet their needs. As part of our submission, we offered case studies of building projects in Ugley, Ryeford Court and Lympne Place, showing how Hft consults with industry experts and people we support in order to ensure that our homes and shared spaces best meet their needs."

"Through our Fusion Model of support, Hft delivers high quality, person-centred support, ensuring that the people we support are consulted in all aspects of their care. This means people are engaged in meaningful activity and relationships as active participants. And as a result, they exercise more control over their lives and experience greater levels of inclusion, independence and choice."

ENDS

Notes to editors

For further information please contact: Suzanne Fry, PR & Media Manager, on 0117 906 1755 or suzanne.fry@hft.org.uk. For media enquiries outside of office hours please call 0117 906 1697

About Hft

Hft is a national charity supporting more than 2,500 adults with learning disabilities across England to live the best life possible. Established in 1962, the charity uses its own unique Fusion Model to consistently deliver high quality, person-centered support across all its services. 

Services range from supported living to residential care – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Hft also helps people with learning disabilities to take part in daily activities, make friends and develop relationships and to find work.

For more information about Hft please visit www.hft.org.uk

Information about learning disabilities

A learning disability can be mild, moderate, severe or profound and is defined as having a reduced ability to:

  • Understand new or complex information
  • Learn new skills
  • Live independently

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