A Supported Internship Programme in Salford
The Supported Internship programme has been running at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (SRFT) since September 2012. The programme came about as the government acknowledged the barriers faced by people with learning disabilities wanting to find paid employment. It is an employment based course that offers ten young people with learning disabilities the opportunity to develop employability skills at the trust whilst continuing to work towards their qualifications. The internship is a partnership between a host employer (Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust), an education provider (Salford City College), and a supported employment organisation (Pure Innovations). Salford City Council provides the funding and support for the project.