Supported internships : the dual benefits for the pharmacy world and society as a whole
People with a learning disability are less likely than the general population to get and hold down a job. In the general population, 76% of people 16-64 are in paid work, whereas only 6% of adults with a LD are in paid work. The pharmacy world has experienced recruitment difficulties, including into pharmacy support staff roles.
- Supported internships help young people with LD gain paid employment, and can help them build their self-esteem, improve their health and well-being and build new friendships..
- There are also benefits to employers, the economy, and the local and wider community.
- Supported internships can build employment opportunities for young people and support the pharmacy recruitment agenda.