Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths.
Let’s Get Working is a European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund project supporting people with long-term health issues and disabilities. If this is you and you are unemployed and aged 16 or over please get in touch. They can help you take the next steps towards volunteering, working and getting involved in your local community. They can also help you to access debt, housing and benefit advice. They provide a FREE and friendly service and home visits are available.