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Project SEARCH students celebrate graduation alongside Foundation

Posted on 13 July 2017  - 03:00

Local students celebrated graduating from a Project SEARCH programme this week, which sees the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation work alongside Public Health England to support young adults with learning disabilities into employment by offering them a full academic year of work placements.

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Project SEARCH began in 1996 and now runs in 48 organisations in the UK, including at Public Health England in Colindale, where the scheme is in its first year. It accommodates ten students aged 18 – 24, with the course split into three ten-week work placements there. The Foundation provides two job coaches, who work with local organisations to help individuals access and apply for employment opportunities.

Project SEARCH received worthy recognition at Public Health England’s second Diversity and Staff Inclusion Awards held at the House of Lords in May 2017, gaining nominations for the Manager of the Year Award and the Partnership Award.