Lighthouse Futures Trust is an innovative charity that works with young adults, aged 18-25, to help develop the social and employability skills they need to find and sustain paid work.

One of its programmes is a 11-month Supported Internship which starts in September 2021 and is open to anyone aged 18-25, with an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) which states that employment is the next step. The interns have a variety of support needs including autism, learning difficulties or disabilities or SEMH (social, emotional and mental health).

Interns spend some time at the Trust’s base in Headingley but are mainly based with local employers for around 3 days a week, with an on-site Job Coach providing targeted support.  Other programmes include: a Foundation internship for those aged 17-20 who are not quite ready for a full internship; a self-employment course for those considering this as an option; and Talent Recruitment which runs programmes for anyone between the ages of 18-30 with Autism or Learning Difficulties.

Please email [email protected]org.uk for further details and they will send you an information pack and dates of forthcoming Open Days.