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24 hour care and support service in Bristol opened by HRH, The Princess Royal

HFT is a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. Everything they do focuses on helping the people they support live the life they choose, whether that’s in a residential home, at home with their family or in their own home.

HFT supports more than 2,500 people with learning disabilities across the county, through a mixture of residential care, supported living and day services or supported employment opportunities.

The Service

The new and uniquely designed service opened by HFT patron HRH, The Princess Royal, offers nine self contained flats over three floors with a communal garden and 24 hour care and support for up to 9 people. The apartments have been specially designed to support installation of personalised technology which will enable residents to live independently and safely. HFT champion the use of technology and the vital role it can play in empowering people with learning disabilities to get the most out of life.

What We Did

Each apartment was installed with a hands free, wall mounted G9 monitor. We personalised each device to suit the needs of the resident, so each monitor features specialist reminders such as photographs and audio cues, prompts to complete tasks and reminders to take medication. Each monitor also provides security and fire alarm monitoring facilities for smoke and heat detectors. If activated, a member of staff will be contacted via their smartphone and the resident will receive face to face reassurance.

We passionately believe that more personalised services within the mainstream community offer the best outcomes for the people we support.

Robert Longley-Cook

Chief Executive, HFT

The Princess Royal talks to residents as she opens the service.

The Princess Royal talks to residents as she opens the service.