The Press Room

Read our latest news and learn more about what we are doing to build a more inclusive and environmentally conscious society.

You can read all of our news stories by following the links below:

July 2020

  • 17th July

    The DFN Foundation Announced as Co-Sponsor of The Big Butterfly Count

    Chris Packham and wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation are launching this year’s Big Butterfly Count as a chance for the public to give a gift back to nature this summer. As so many of us have sought comfort... Read more
  • 16th July

    DFN Key worker feature June/July 2020

    Claire Cookson, the CEO of DFN Project SEARCH, discusses how young people with learning disabilities have stepped into key worker roles during the Covid-19 Pandemic and how the period can act as a springboard... Read more

April 2020

  • 17th April

    DFN PROJECT SEARCH APPOINTS NEW CEO TO SPEARHEAD GROWTH

    Claire replaces Maura Lynch and will be responsible for executing DFN Project SEARCH’s long-term strategic goal of getting thousands of young adults with learning difficulties and autism into full-time paid jobs... Read more
  • 9th April

    DFN FOUNDATION AND NSEF LAUNCH ‘FINDING YOUR FUTURE’ CAMPAIGN SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON EMPLOYMENT THROUGH UK LOCKDOWN

    The DFN Foundation and the National Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Employment Forum (NSEF) have joined forces to launch the ‘Finding Your Future’ campaign... Read more

March 2020

  • 26th March

    Treasure Hunting. Giving Employers That Competitive Edge.

    The article will feature in the Spring issue of AchieveAbility's E-Journal, which celebrates Neurodivergent thinking and support of positive change for the greater inclusive good of our society... Read more
  • 25th March

    The DFN Foundation supports new ‘Commissioning Excellence' report from The Centre for Social Justice.

    The DFN Foundation has supported research by The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) in creating a new report that outlines a radical policy proposal for overhauling the Government's disability aid scheme... Read more
  • 06th March

    DFN Foundation to host disability debate at Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival.

    The DFN Foundation will host a panel debate at this year'’'s Chiddingstone Castle Literary Festival, discussing how people with disabilities can offer UK business a hidden talent pool... Read more