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1 Supported Internships & Aspergers Employment Programme Nina Hinton – Transitions Contract Manager Clive Walker – Employment Officer

2 Who are Pure?  Charity born out of Stockport council in 2005 to enable us to offer our services and expertise to other Local Authorities.  We deliver Day Care services in Stockport and Rochdale  We deliver a large range is Supported Employment contracts for both adults and young people with disabilities and other projects that help people achieve meaningful lives.  Change of focus and resource at Pure to support young people transitioning and this came at the time of Government reforms in Education.  Currently 6 supported internship projects across Greater Manchester (Manchester, Salford, Trafford, Tameside)

3 3-way Partnership Supported Internship Each Partner has strategic involvement in Steering the project to ensure its success. Host Employer Project Host Range of opportunities Opportunities for paid employment Education Provision Educational Lead Assessment of learners Tutor responsible for delivering class-based instruction at the Hospital. Pure Innovations – Lead Project Set up. Joint Assessment of learners Customised employment, Job negotiation, responsible for ‘on the job’ support to trainees. Support for staff and the learners.

4 Supported Internship  Students work 4 days a week on the scheme based at CMFT (Monday – Thursday)  Follows the academic year with a maximum of 3 different work rotations  Trainees work alongside and learn from their colleagues and managers.  Additional support through classroom sessions which are delivered on site  On the job support is provided to the trainee  Support and advice available to managers and colleagues  Progress monitoring, and reviews  Paid work is the ultimate goal, and trainees may be offered employment at any time during the year What does it look like?

5 Types of job placements Dental Labs Sterile Services

6 Types of job placements Children’s Hospital Appointment Centre Post graduate education centre Pharmacy

7 Existing Supported Internships AREACOLLEGEEMPLOYEROutcomes ManchesterManchester College Central Manchester University hospitals Year 1 – 6 gained paid employment Year gained paid employment Year 3 – 6 gained paid employment Year 4 – on track for 5 ManchesterManchester College Manchester City Council Year 1 – 5 gained paid employment Year 2 – 5 confirmed paid jobs to date SalfordSalford City College Salford Royal Hospital Year gained paid employment Year 2 – On track for 5 (2 confirmed) TraffordTrafford College Trafford GeneralYear 1 – on track for 6 TamesideTameside college Tameside GeneralYear 1 – on track for 8 (2 confirmed)

8 Young Person  Excellent opportunity to gain paid employment  Accredited Qualification  Learn a job alongside other working people  Try different job roles and discover what you are good at  Employability skills and real work experience Employer  Promote equality and diversity  Practical learning and awareness of disability, myths and stigma  Opportunity to test ability, commitment and suitability of potential candidates without commitment to employ them  Be part of a scheme that gives local young people with disabilities the chance to showcase their talent.  Be part of a National high profile project. The Benefits for the Hospital and young person.

9 Supported Internship Poem By Alexis Morano 5ElXXeLpKaYUA&index=10 5ElXXeLpKaYUA&index=10

10 Karl’s Story


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