HFT expands services in Cornwall

Posted on July 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

National charity for people with learning disabilities, HFT, a pioneer in the provision of supported living for adults with Prader Willi Syndrome, has expanded its service in Cornwall. HFT Cornwall has converted a large terraced house in the centre of Liskeard into a home for service users with Prader Willi Syndrome, a complex genetic disorder associated with learning disabilities that can lead to excessive eating and life threatening obesity. Formerly a supported living residence, the house has been adapted to include ensuite bathrooms for the two service users currently living there and offers full time intensive support for people with this syndrome. A team of six HFT staff has been specially trained and has worked closely with the Prader Willi Association to develop the service. “Our tenants receive continual support and encouragement to achieve an independent life style”, said Philippa Kersey, team manager based at the Liskeard house. “We have established a set up to help people to manage their foo

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