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Learning disabilities service in Wiltshire to hold open day for potential support workers
Learning disabilities service in Wiltshire to hold open day for potential support workers

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Learning disabilities service in Wiltshire to hold open day for potential support workers

Published: 11/04/17

A learning disabilities service in Wiltshire will be opening its doors to give the public an opportunity to find out more about becoming a support worker at the site.

The Rowde service, which is run by Hft, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities, currently supports around 36 people with various needs. Locally it offers person-centred services ranging from residential care to supported living at home – from a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. The emphasis is on creatively supporting people to live with greater levels of independence and personal fulfilment.

On April 26, visitors will be able to see first-hand the work that goes on within the service.  During the open day there will be the chance to take a tour of the service and chat to staff and the people they support. Managers will be on hand to talk about the roles on offer, which include relief work as well as full and part-time positions.

Luiza Bell, Hft’s Acting Registered Cluster Manager, said: “As a support worker at Hft you get to work in a varied and rewarding role and make a real difference to people's everyday lives. You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job as we will provide all the training you need.

What matters most is a positive attitude and a real desire to support people with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.”

The Hft Rowde open day takes place on 26th April, 10am – 12pm, at Marsh Hall, Furlong Close, Marsh Lane, Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2TQ.

For further information please call a member of the administration team on 01380 725455.

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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