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Transition to work programme for young adults with a learning disability or autism

The Trust is delighted to announce the launch of a new, life-changing employment programme for young adults with a learning disability or autism.

DFN Project Search is a one-year transition to work programme designed to challenge and change cultures, demonstrating how young people with a learning disability can enrich the workforce.

The programme will provide vital work-based learning opportunities at the Trust, with a view to helping the interns develop their employability skills as well as providing hands-on experience in the workplace.

We have teamed up with New College as the education partner, Swindon Borough Council, and Swindon SEND Families Voice to make this programme possible.

The Trust’s service provider for many non-clinical services, Serco, will also be supporting with rotations and placements throughout the programme. Currently, those on the programme will be offered rotating placements throughout Serco services such as portering, catering, security and more.

To be eligible for the programme, applicants must be aged 18 – 25, live in Swindon, and have an Education Health and Care (EHC) Plan.

Know someone who may be interested? Get in touch with kelly.milne@nhs.net or joanne.martin@newcollege.ac.uk for more information.

To find out more about the DFN Project Search, visit: https://www.dfnprojectsearch.org/

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