DFN Project Search


About DFN Project SEARCH

DFN Project SEARCH is the biggest transition to work programme for people with learning disabilities and autism in the world! We are a community that gives voice to a social injustice – did you know that only 6% of people with learning disabilities and autism are in work in the UK? Yet 70% of those on our programme secure paid work, at above the minimum wage and an incredible 60% are full time roles.

We are really proud to be a social movement for change that makes clear economic sense, is the right thing to do and enables people to be the best that they can be.

What makes us different from other models? We are evidence based, high aiming and everything we do is based on research. We are committed to continuous improvement and are pace setters in this area. Our programme is based on strong partnerships and our role is to provide the model, tools, training, and quality assurance to enable each participant to flourish. This model has been running for 25 years and once a programme is established it is evidently sustainable.

We know that having a career makes you healthier, wealthier, and happier yet people with learning disabilities and autism are often denied this. Our model is about supporting people to have a prosperous and fulfilled life.  This experience changes the lives of the young people we serve, their families and communities.

We are always looking for innovative and dynamic people who genuinely want to make a difference. Does this resonate with you and your organisation? If so, we look forward to having a key conversation together – please do visit our virtual stand for a conversation or email us at info@dfnprojectsearch.org 



Contact details

Claire Cookson, Chief Operating Officer

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