Employment scheme for people with learning disabilities celebrates success – Charity Today News

HFT, a national learning disabilities charity that has been supporting people to find employment, is celebrating interns from Burnley taking their first steps into the world of work. The charity provides employability coaches as part of a supported employment scheme, DFN Project SEARCH, which aims to equip young people with everything they need to secure their first job.

At the Lancashire-based branch of the initiative, Hft has teamed up with Lancashire County Council, Burnley College and The Calico Group to support six interns in the last year. Over the course of an academic year, the interns each undertake two or three work placements, combined with daily classroom sessions, to help them develop new skills and build the confidence they need to apply for paid employment.

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