Very real concerns over report into ATUs

Paul de Savary This week Secretary of State for Health & Care, Matt Hancock announced an ‘immediate’ review, to be carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), into practices in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs), including the prolonged seclusion and long-term segregation used in the ‘care’ of individuals with complex learning disabilities and autism. […]

Paul speaks at Autism Central Conference

We recently attended the Autism Central Event in Birmingham, which was a great event with a good range of products & services on show for people with Autism as well as a valuable programme of workshops & seminars set up throughout the course of the day. Paul de Savary led an excellent workshop session on […]

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 […]

Fantastic Phoenix

Hugo and Kirsten plus some of the HFHC team joined Ann and me on Saturday night at a fundraiser for The Phoenix School, Peterborough.  And what an evening it was!  Over 300 people attended the Roman Themed Ball at the East of England Showground which was fantastically organised by Liza Schwarz, mum of Spencer who attends the […]

Paul to speak at The Autism Show

Paul will be hosting a session on Transition at The Autism Show in June at the ExCel Centre in London. We do hope you can join him in the Workshop Theatre – date and time are to be confirmed (we will update the blog when we have details) but here’s a brief outline the session: […]