Going the distance

Ann de Savary says… “Parents prefer to have their children as close as possible, as would I, however when looking for a suitable provision locally and finding all services lacking, you have to make a choice. For me, providing a fulfilled life for someone with learning disabilities, regardless of distance, is the greater priority, as […]

CQC changes

  From 1st April, new regulations (The Fundamental Standards) will come into effect which CQC will inspect against. These regulations set the standards below which care must not fall, and which providers must demonstrate how they comply with as part of their registration. The standards sit alongside the five questions/topics which CQC inspect against and […]

Why I Fear for my Daughter

A recent article in The Spectator magazine clearly highlights some of the many worries parents fear when looking at their children’s futures within adult social care in the current climate.  “Why I fear for my daughter” written by Ross Clark talks through some of the harsh realities that parents face such as budget cuts, funding […]

Visiting Homes 2: Space and Combination

Following on from our earlier post Visiting Homes here’s a second installment on what to look out for in terms of physical layout and space in the homes, both shared space and private.  People need space if they are going to live together in a community environment.  That doesn’t necessarily mean large rooms, it means […]

Changing Behaviours

A counter-intuitive challenge we have at HFHC is when parents visit they often say, “my child is much more complex than that child over there – how are you ever going to be able to support them?”  or “these people are doing activities that my child won’t be able to do” What they don’t often […]