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NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly case study
NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly have appointed eight people with learning disabilities to form an expert learning disabilities user group to help shape the way NHS services are developed in Cornwall. Read the full case study.
Project Search is a model that helps people with learning disabilities secure and keep paid, permanent jobs through an internship model. It is particularly suited to people with moderate and severe learning disabilities or autism, and others who can benefit from partnership working.
It is based on a partnership between a host employer, a school or college, and a supported employment provider. The aim of Project Search is to give interns the skills they need to work, and support them in keeping permanent employment with either the host employer or elsewhere.
The award winning model was established at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, USA where it has been running for 14 years. Read our case study from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, who have implemented the Project Search model.
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust case study
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, using the project Search model, is working with the local college and helping students with learning disabilities to secure employment. Read their case study.