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HFT are a national charity with a local focus providing a range of support options for adults with a learning disability.


HFT is a national charity with a local focus supporting over 70 adults with learning disabilities across the Sheffield and Derbyshire area. HFT provides support to individuals with a range of learning disabilities including autistic spectrum disorders, complex needs and people with acquired brain injuries.

HFT offer a variety of options to support people in living the life they choose, from support for a few hours a week to 24 hours a day. Support can be one to one or shared and can be provided out in the community or at home, from supported living to support with finding a job.

• Support:
HFT offers responsive and flexible support including personal care, support with cooking, cleaning or shopping. Support with administering and managing medication. Support with cultural and learning opportunities, promoting life skills and maximising independence.

• Friendship and leisure:
If you have a learning disability it can be difficult getting out and about or making new friends, HFT run a number of groups and social activities locally for people with learning disabilities to support people in meeting others including Luv2meetU a friendship and relationship agency (see separate entry)

Supported employment:
HFT work in partnership with local employment agencies, businesses and local job centres to support people in securing meaningful jobs, paid and voluntary employment. Employment Support can include help with:

  • Preparing for Work
  • Work Experience and Volunteering Opportunities
  • Finding and Applying for Jobs
  • In Work Support

HFT also promote the use of assistive technology. This includes using technology to help promote people's independence and safety at home or when travelling out and about in the community.


Hft work to Sheffield City Council Framework rates.

Areas served:
HFT covers all areas of Sheffield.

Qualifications & Quality Standards:
All staff are enhanced DBS checked and are qualified to NVQ2/diploma level or above. Hft has been operating for over 50 years. It is registered and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Anne-Marie Wilson
Contact Position
Registered Area Manager
0114 250 0718

Where to go

Hft Sheffield & Derbyshire
6 Broadfield Court
Broadfield Way
South Yorkshire
S8 0XF

When is it on?

Time / Date Details
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (office times), supporting people in their own homes provided 24 hours/day

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
Supports special needs and disabilities
Special needs and disabilities experience
Social, emotional and mental health needs
Down's Syndrome
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulty
Severe Learning Difficulty
Moderate Learning Difficulty
Cerebral Palsy
Physical Disability/Mobility Issues
Additional special needs information
We support people who have a learning disability as their primary need

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
Sheffield City Council Framework rates Per hour
Referral required
Referral Details

Please contact for more information on the options of support we can provide.

Age Range
18 years to


Local Publications
Leaflets; Literature available
Charity Number

Last Updated
Charity, Learning Disability, Adult
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