What is the Hft
Virtual Smart House?

This Virtual Smart House shows some of the technologies
that a person with a learning disability may use around their
home to improve their independence and increase their safety.

Click to visit the house...

Click to visit the house...
People's Stories

Gaynor, Amanda & Lorraine

knows what the equipment does and feel in control...

Andrew and Gillian

They both moved into a small bungalow...

Clementi House

Provide support for people with profound and multiple disabilities...

Sue

Moves to a new supported living home with two other people...

Technology is part of everyone's life. More and more, it is used to support people to be independent and safe in and out of their home.

Hft uses the term 'Personalised Technology' to describe gadgets and equipment used to support people in this way.

It's not about the technology; it's all about the person using it and the positive impact it has on all those involved.

Although the Virtual Smart House is based on our work with people with learning disabilities, much of the technology showcased in the house can be used equally to support anyone who needs assistance in their own home.

This includes other vulnerable groups such as the elderly, people with dementia and people with physical disabilities.

Hft is a national charity that supports people with learning disabilities. You tell us how you want to live your life, we'll listen and then act on your decisions and choices.

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