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House of Lords Committee visits supported internship programme at Whipps Cross Hospital
1 February 2024

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Our graduate Joe and Programme Impact Coordinator Beth feature in Bradford Infirmary film
16 January 2024

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Claire Cookson and Barry Fletcher, CEO of Youth Futures, co-author an article for Learning Disability Today
21 December 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH celebrates resounding success at the #InclusionRevolution Conference in Blackpool
23 November 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH launches Alumni Network
10 October 2023

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Toseef Ahmed, a DFN Project SEARCH graduate, writes for FE Week magazine

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Claire Cookson and leaders of Internships Work urge colleges to open doors for supported interns

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DFN Project SEARCH showcases Bibi’s story to celebrate National Inclusion Week
27 September 2023

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New partnership announced with Newcastle City Learning, Northumbria University and Sodexo
20 September 2023

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ITV News features the success story of DFN Project SEARCH graduate Joe
5 September 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH and partners welcome Marion Fellows MP at University Hospital Wishaw in Lanarkshire

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DFN Project SEARCH Alumni Officer Helps Launch The Big Butterfly Count 2023!
19 July 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH graduate Alex shares her inspirational story with Rooftop News
3 July 2023

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“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.” Our Executive Chair and Founder, David Forbes-Nixon OBE, tells his story to The Beacon Collaborative
30 June 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH takes centre stage on BBC Wales Evening News
23 May 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH Partners With Movement to Work
22 May 2023

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The One Show puts a spotlight on DFN Project SEARCH
19 May 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH gets funding boost from The Robertson Trust
18 May 2023

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Our CEO Claire Cookson awarded Leader of the Year at Disability Smart Awards
28 April 2023

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Furness General Hospital claims the top spot in the #NSID2023 competition!
20 April 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH celebrates the first-ever National Supported Internship Day
29 March 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH’s Youth Advisory and Co-Production Assistant, writes powerful thought leadership piece for Mircolink
22 March 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH closes the gender gap in the transition-to-work sector
17 March 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH team member makes the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for Social Impact
16 March 2023

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Carmel McKeogh, DFN Project SEARCH Operations Director, writes impactful blog for #ScotAppWeek23
9 March 2023

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Claire Cookson, DFN Project SEARCH’s CEO, announced as finalist at the Business Disability Forum ‘Disability Smart Awards’
8 March 2023

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fe news: DFN Project SEARCH is a success at Barnsley College
28 February 2023

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The Big Issue: How people with learning disabilities are stepping up to help the NHS recruitment crisis
8 February 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH speak to BBC Radio Cumbria about the successful launch of their programme at Furness General Hospital and how they are expanding
7 February 2023

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Executive Chair and Founder of DFN Project SEARCH, David Forbes-Nixon OBE, features in the latest issue of Careermag for Inclusion
1 February 2023

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Supported Internship Employer Champion Badge
27 January 2023

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Hotel Brooklyn in Leicester joins forces with Ellesmere College, Leicester City Council and DFN Project Search to launch new employment programme.
23 January 2023

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DFN Project SEARCH shortlisted for Charity of the Year at Burberry British Diversity Awards 2023
12 January 2023

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Making Supported Internships work: Special Needs Jungle speaks with Julie Pointer about Internships Work 
14 December 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH urges businesses across the nation to recognise the social and economic value in employing young adults with SEND
7 December 2022

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Claire Cookson, DFN Project SEARCH’s CEO, speaks to LBC about the #InclusionRevolution campaign on International Day of Disabled Persons
3 December 2022

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Lanarkshire NHS celebrate 10 years of DFN Project SEARCH
2 December 2022

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Investing in supported internships: new article featuring the Internships Work programme in Natspec’
28 November 2022

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Claire Cookson, DFN Project SEARCH’s CEO, writes article about disability for Microlink’s Thought Leadership series.
24 November 2022

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ITV News showcases Leicester Hospitals new Life-changing internship for young adults with a learning disability
23 November 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH is leading the way forward for workplace innovation.
9 November 2022

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The #InclusionRevolution campaign takes centre stage at brand-new Anthropy Conference
7 November 2022

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#InclusionRevolution launches with national media coverage during this year’s National Inclusion Week.
29 October 2022

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Frontier Economics conducted an external assessment of the economic and social benefits of DFN Project SEARCH.
18 October 2022

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Claire Cookson, DFN Project SEARCH’s CEO shares her thoughts on #Inclusionrevolution: supporting young adults with send into paid employment
17 October 2022

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DFN project SEARCH hosts annual conference at Gulliver’s Theme Park for 200 delegates following the launch of the national #InclusionRevolution campaign.
11 October 2022

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Claire Cookson, CEO of DFN Project SEARCH, speaks to Enable Magazine about national employability campaign, #InclsuionRevolution.
7 October 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH Launch New campaign to boost employment rates of young adults with a learning disability or autism in UK
29 September 2022

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Flintshire internship for adults with learning disabilities over 25
5 September 2022

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Life-changing internships project set to help more disabled people into work.
2 September 2022

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Flintshire adults with learning disabilities graduate from employment scheme
27 July 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH graduates celebrate success!
23 July 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH launch lifechanging supported internship at Westmorland hospital
18 July 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH interns celebrate graduation and 10th year site anniversary
13 July 2022

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Six young people graduate from Lancashire council internships
12 July 2022

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary welcomes young people with learning disabilities and autism to employment programme
6 July 2022

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David Forbes-Nixon, Executive Chair and Founder of DFN Charitable Foundation and DFN Project SEARCH shares his thoughts with Investment Week on how we must close the employment gap.
20 June 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH awarded grant by Youth Futures Foundation
6 June 2022

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I overcame my anxiety and now I have a full-time job’ – Aberdeen teenager hails programme for young adults with learning disabilities
15 May 2022

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Life-changing scheme helps young people with learning disabilities find work in east London
13 May 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH Scotland achieves 100% employment success in Aberdeen for young adults with a learning disability or autism who have completed their transition to work programme
12 May 2022

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Bradford internship project launches for young people with learning disabilities and autism
27 April 2022

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DFN Project SEARCH Graduate’s Actions Help Hospital Patient Following Fall
23 December 2020

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Kirklees Council Supports Disability History Month By Helping Young People with Learning Disabilities Secure Life-Changing Jobs
18 December 2020

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Scottish Business Minister Joins DFN Project SEARCH As It Celebrates Ten Years At University Hospital Wishaw
10 December 2020

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DFN Project SEARCH Intern Involved in COVID-19 Study During Placement at North Devon District Hospital
24 November 2020

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DFN PROJECT SEARCH HAILS FRONTLINE GRADUATES DURING LEARNING DISABILITY WORK WEEK 2020
11 November 2020

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DFN Project SEARCH celebrates outstanding UK programmes at annual awards ceremony
6 November 2020

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DFN Project SEARCH CEO Discusses the Impact of Supported Internships in the Technical Teaching Supplement
30 October 2020

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Supporting Young Workers With SEND Through The Crisis
1 October 2020

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Interns with learning disabilities and autism at Ysbyty Gwynedd donate to local NHS COVID-19 Response Fund
20 August 2020

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DFN Project SEARCH appoints new CEO to spearhead growth.
30 April 2020

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