About Us

About the stable family home trust

The Stable Family Home Trust (SFHT) is a registered charity which  supports people with a learning disability.

SFHT became a company limited by guarantee in 2002. The board of trustees comprises five non-executive members, two of whom have a relative with a learning disability supported by the trust. The Board meets four times a year and holds its’ AGM in the autumn.

SFHT offers a wide range of services to people with a learning disability through our residential home, a daytime personal development programme and our supported living services.

SFHT now supports over one hundred people across all our services.

SFHT was established in 1980 by a group of families whose young adult children had learning disabilities. There were few family-based living options at that time and the families set up a residential home at the Stables in Bisterne, Hampshire.

Over time three houses were purchased in the Southbourne area of Bournemouth as more people sought services with the charity and day services were set up to offer meaningful daytime activities.

We now operate 7 supported living services, one residential home at Bisterne and have 3 day service locations.

vision, mission and values

What we want to do

The Stable Family Home Trust wants to give excellent support to people with learning disabilities and their families.

How we will do this

We will do this by supporting each person in an individual way that has agreed outcomes.

What we believe is right

It is important to us that everything we do will give people:

  • Good choices

We will give people information that is easy to understand so they can make choices that are right for them

  • Rights

We will support people to know and to have their rights and to understand their responsibilities

  • Independence

We will support each person to be as independent as they can be and want to be

  • Individuality

We will respect people being different and value everyone the same

  • Inspiration

We will help people to achieve their aspirations.