North Swindon and Disabilities Minister Justin Tomlinson praised the excellent work of DFN Project Search on a Ministerial Visit to meet staff and interns of DFN in Bradford this week.
The DFN Project SEARCH is a transition to work programme for students with learning disabilities and autism spectrum conditions, aimed at those motivated to achieve competitive employment. The latest local figures show that 55 young people have completed the Bradford programme since it started in 2013, with 71 per cent moving into paid employment.
DFN Project SEARCH is a partnership between Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Bradford College and HfT, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities.
Justin Tomlinson MP said:
“It was fantastic to hear about the life-changing impact this project has had on young people’s lives here in Bradford and how it is helping them unlock their full potential.”
“From speaking to young people with disabilities and health conditions, they want the same opportunities as everyone else. This project gives them just that.”