The Apprentice Steps project at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital for young adults with learning disabilities scooped a regional NHS Leadership Award.
At Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, the Apprentice Steps scheme supports seven young adults in their apprenticeship placements and is run in partnership with Luton Adult Learning and New Horizons. The project aims to improve the social and economic prospects of young people in Luton with learning disabilities.
The first-ever East of England NHS Leadership Recognition Awards Ceremony took place at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford on 20 November. The award for the NHS Partnership/System Leader of the Year was presented to Hazel Watson from Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s Training Department.
Judges commented that the Apprentice Steps project is an example of where there is a clear understanding of the issues that partnership working hopes to achieve and the important link between training, employment and health.”
TheApprentice Steps project at the L&D now goes forward to the national finals of the NHS Leadership Awards in 2014