Twelve Young East London Residents Graduate From Newham University Hospital’s Supported Work Placement Programme

A programme offering supported work placements has seen twelve of its young residents successfully complete the programme.

Project SEARCH is a supported work placement programme for young adults with disabilities. The programme, which lasts for a full academic year, enables residents to carry out internships throughout the hospital and receive support to help prepare them for employment.

Running since 2014, the project is hosted by Newham University Hospital and supported by Newham Council, Newham College and Barts Health NHS Trust.

Last month a graduation ceremony was held for those who had completed the 2017/2018 programme.

Tamera Mensah, a 19-year-old graduate said: “We owe our greatest thanks to both our job coach and tutor for their exceptional support and for believing in us. This programme has helped to transform our lives.”

Fellow graduate, a 20-year-old Lazarus Henry said: “This experience has helped to build up our confidence, we all enjoyed it and I am very happy I have graduated. It has helped me to prepare for and take up a new job.” 

Due to the continued success of the project, it will run again from September this year.

For more information on Project SEARCH and how to apply, contact  or 020 3373 1101.