Home Farm Trust (HFT) is a national charity assisting people with learning disabilities, and their families, helping the people they support to live the life they choose.
The Trust works in partnership with their clients and their families, together with health professionals to develop effective, person-centred services. They meet a strict set of quality and safety standards and regulations focused on meeting the needs of the people they support.
HFT started in 1962, when a group of visionary parents got together to discuss their childrens' futures. The organisation is now governed by a Board of Trustees and an experienced senior management team. Their members also have a large say in how HFT is run.
In Warwickshire there is a residential home at Bidford on Avon, where Christopher Thorpe is a resident. Chris has developed a liking for cooking, but unfortunately the cooker and kitchen equipment were not sufficiently safe for him to use. Chris’s father, W Bro Peter Thorpe approached the Provincial Charity Steward, W Bro John Hayward to see if anything could be done to provide the home with an induction hob and special pans, which do not retain the same level of heat intensity as conventional equipment.
The result is pictured below – a very happy Chris in the kitchen at the home, with Lisa Griffiths, a support carer from the home, and the equipment provided by the Province.
Further information about HFT can be seen here
Lisa Griffiths and Christopher Thorpe
The new hob, with pots and pans provided by the Province