A TEAM from Bradford Royal Infirmary has picked up a top award for its work with young people with learning difficulties.

The Bradford team received the University of Bradford award for cross-sector working at the Healthcare People Management Association (HPMA) Awards 2018.

The awards recognised their work with Project SEARCH, which provides young people with learning difficulties nine months on-the-job work experience.

The project began in 1996 at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, USA, and it was launched at Bradford Royal Infirmary in September 2013.

The programme has had a huge impact for interns, and their families, carers and employers.

It is a partnership between Southfield School, Bradford, Hft - a national charity learning disabilities charity - and Bradford Teaching Hospitals.