Due to the current circumstances, the WorkFit team are now furloughed but please be assured that our Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite is available to help with any enquiries that you may have.
If you have a general enquiry about WorkFit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have a specific enquiry, please email Alison at email@example.com
If you have an urgent matter that requires immediate attention, please call Alison on 07973 612720
WorkFit updates will continue to be shared on Twitter @DSWorkFit
Information about the Coronavirus pandemic for WorkFit Candidates, Families and Employers is available at : https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Return to Work Toolkit and resources for Candidates: http://www.dsworkfit.org.uk/2020/05/22/workfit-candidate-family-carers-support-with-the-impact-of-covid-19/
Return to Work Toolkit and resources for Employers: http://www.dsworkfit.org.uk/2020/05/22/workfit-employers-support-with-the-impact-of-covid-19/
Connecting employers and employees with Down’s Syndrome
WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job-seekers who have Down’s syndrome. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning profile of people who have Down’s syndrome so that they can be supported in the workplace. We focus on finding the right employment opportunities for people who have Down’s syndrome and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful in the workplace.
Supported employment is not an end destination but a stepping stone into a career pathway. Be inspired by our YouTube videos which illustrate the range of job roles that our candidates are employed to do.
The Down’s Syndrome Association wants to progress employees towards expanding their experience and learning new skills through training, confidence building and opportunities for professional development.
We recognise paid work is not right for everyone. The employment options may include;
Whatever the option, Down’s syndrome specific support for employers is essential. General training around employing someone with a learning disability can be helpful but often misses too many factors that can be crucial to success – bespoke WorkFit Employer Training provides a full and detailed picture, along with strategies and resources and full details of our ongoing support.
Thank you to our funders