Welcome To The Lighthouse Futures Trust

…an ambitious, innovative, caring and dynamic charity with a can do attitude.  Our goal is to partner with special schools and colleges to support the growth of employment opportunities for those furthest away from sustainable employment.

Our experienced programme managers and job coaches build strong relationships with major employers in both local and national organisations where we plan and deliver supported internships for groups of young adults with an autistic spectrum condition or learning difficulties.

We aim to impart key business skills to our young people through a series of micro-businesses where interns can develop in a highly-supported environment and learn customer service skills, supply chain knowledge, barista skills, work-based skills, social media and marketing skills and much more.

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The first business; Keepers Coffee and Kitchen in Cookridge, Leeds is a warm and vibrant cafe selling affordable premium gifts and quality re-loved clothing. 15 students undertake part time internships within this social enterprise. Branching Out is a gardening social enterprise delivering high quality services within the schools and care home sector.

Our latest micro-business focuses on provenance and building our own high quality brands with products including children’s soaps, silk scarves, jams and chutneys.  We have plans to build more inspirational work-based settings including chocolate manufacturing.

We are an outcome based charity and our goals are based around ensuring our interns achieve appropriate and sustainable employment.  Current outcomes nationally are around 5%. Our ambitious goals are based on 80%.

We aim high and so do our interns and partners.

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August 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Corporate social responsibility has become a major factor in how our clients, partners and prospective employees perceive us as a business. For job seekers, it’s certainly become a big consideration when they’re deciding who they’d

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Talent City Internships with Yorkshire Water

May 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

As a school, we are committed to preparing our pupils for the world of work. Currently, only 15% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time, paid employment, and our aim is to