From our Worcestershire-based regional hub, we provide person-centred support services for people with learning disabilities across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and North Gloucestershire.
Our services include supported living, domiciliary care and leisure activities.
Supported living and domiciliary care
We can help people in finding suitable housing, whether to live on their own or share with friends.
We support people with a wide range of needs from those who require a high level of personal care to those who only want support from time to time. We offer flexible solutions to meet people's needs.
“Our son has recently moved away from home into supported living with Hft. Hft staff have been helpful and friendly at all times. They have got to know our son well and are helping him to become more independent and make his own choices about how he spends his time. We are especially pleased with the way they have worked with us and continue to keep us involved.”
We provide residential care at small shared residential care homes in Warwickshire.
Friendship & dating
There are plenty of opportunities for people to make friends. There are various social clubs where people can meet up, try new activities and make new friends. Some people are involved in local church groups.
We created The Foxy people group in Redditch after people we support said they’d like more social opportunities. The club meets twice a month, and people can pick and choose what they want to do. Activities have included:
- Pub nights
- Ten pin bowling
- Cinema and theatre visits
The group have also holidayed together.
‘I love meeting up with my friends each month’
‘I enjoyed going on holiday with a group of friends’
We support people to take part in all kinds of leisure activities, including:
- Ten pin bowling
- Trips to the theatre, cinema or to see a gig
- Night club nights out
- Walking and rambling
- Watching local sporting events
Our resource centre in Bidford-on-Avon also offers a range of activities, including music and art therapy, horticulture and computing.
We can provide specialist support for people with profound and complex needs.
We work closely with local organisations and job centres to help people find employment and volunteering opportunities, and support people on an on-going basis once they are in their job.
One lady we support wanted to work at a local hotel. With support from Hft, she had an interview and has been working in the hotel as a kitchen assistant for the last 3 years. She now helps with food preparation and cleaning the kitchen.
Another lady we support volunteered at a local horse riding stables but was keen to find a paid job. She successfully applied for a job working in a restaurant helping in the kitchen and clearing tables. As the job was in a neighbouring town, this also provided an opportunity to support her in reaching another of her goals - to travel on public transport unsupported.
‘It’s great as I go to work on the bus on my own and like meeting other people and I get some money each week to help me.’
Short Breaks and respite care
Our short breaks give people with learning disabilities the chance to try new things, make friends and get involved with different leisure activities. For family carers, they can also offer you a break. The service currently offers breaks from a single night to a weeks stay.
We provide a range of short break services to support people with learning disabilities, and give family members some time out. We can provide home support, flexible day support, holidays and residential breaks at our short breaks centre.