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Investors in People Silver

Launched in 1991, Investors in People is the UK’s leading people management standard, specialising in transforming business performance through people. Participation in the accreditation process allows us to continuously improve and show how much we value our staff.

Hft has held the Investors in People accolade since 2002 and, in 2017 underwent reassessment that resulted in us receiving the Investors in People Silver accreditation – a significant achievement.

Disability Confident Employer

Hft is positive about employing and retaining people with disabilities. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider

Hft has achieved ‘Centre of Excellence’ status under the Skills for Care Endorsement Framework – a mark of quality that is awarded only to providers that deliver an exemplary learning and development programme that goes above and beyond what is expected of endorsed providers.

About Hft

We are a national charity, founded in 1962. We pioneered the idea that adults with learning disabilities have the right to choices about how they live and how they are supported, to enable them to lead the best life possible. We continue to explore ways to deliver this right for people, every day.

People with learning disabilities face obstacles
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  • We're so proud to work with support workers like Angela, who saved the life of someone she supports recently. When she noticed someone had choked on his food, her training kicked in and she was able to perform lifesaving first aid. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Angela said: “When I noticed the person I was supporting struggling, it was just instinct to take action. My first aid training from when I first started at Hft came flooding back and I didn’t have time to hesitate – if I hadn’t done something the consequences could have been grim. Since becoming a support worker in 2018, I haven’t looked back. You never look at the clock in this job. If you’re thinking of becoming a support worker, all you need is a positive attitude – it doesn’t matter what career path you’ve taken before.”
Read the full story at #learningdisability #autism #supportworker #socialcare #firstaidsaveslives #charity
  • 🏃GREAT BRISTOL, GREAT YOU!🏃 They say that Bristol runners are some of the most stylish around. Are you ready to strut your stuff for #TeamHft and take on the @SimplyhealthUK #Bristol10K on Sunday 3rd May 2020? 
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  • A big well done to Anne from Cornwall, who has raised over £1,000 for @macmillancancer by taking on a sponsored headshave! After fundraising for several months, Anne braved the shave at the pub where she works, with friends and customers watching and cheering her on. Not content with one good deed, Anne also donated her hair to charity! 💇‍♀️💫
#learningdisabilities #autism #fundraising #charityfundraiser
  • Wishing all our staff teams, donors, volunteers, fundraisers, and of course the people we support and their families a very #HappyNewYear from #TeamHft!⠀
Throughout #2020, we'll be continuing in our mission to work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes for the people we support, making sure that they have every opportunity to achieve the life they want #NewYearResolution
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