Widening Participation Partnership and Collaboration Award

'Widening Participation Partnership and Collaboration Award'

This award recognises the achievements of partners working together – to widen access to healthcare education or employment. It is presented to a group that has demonstrated the value of collaboration to make a real difference to people’s lives.

This award goes to an innovative partnership between an NHS Trust – and a homeless charity. A partnership that provides apprenticeship opportunities and living accommodation – to young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Only a year into the project – three apprentices have secured permanent Band 2 and 3 roles in Healthcare, Phlebotomy and Therapies.

The award goes to the ‘Live and Work’ project led by Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Hospitals Trust and St Basils.

Contact Details:

Helen Colbourne, Live and Work Co-ordinator (helen.colbourne@nhs.net), 07790601269 www.stbasils.org.uk/how-we-help/our-services/live-and-work

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