Securing the best start in life for our children and young people

Teaching professional skills to young people


Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council’s supported internship for young adults with learning disabilities is back for a fifth year. The hugely successful Project Search programme has taken on 11 new interns with the aim of providing them with applicable skills which can be transferred into the world of work. Each of the interns, aged 16-24, spends time in the classroom learning both personal and workplace skills before going into their work placements to develop confidence, independence, and apply what they’ve learned in a real work environment. The programme has been a huge success, with all seven interns who completed the programme last year managing to secure jobs, which is above the average for similar projects across the world.

The LGA Labour Group exists to fight the corner for Labour councillors at a national level, both within
the cross-party Local Government Association and with the Labour Party at Westminster. The Group provide a strong voice for Labour councillors and act as a platform for ideas and innovation for all those committed to an effective localist element to Labour politics and policies.

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