Category Archives: Conferences

Celebrating Phillip’s Success at Microsoft

In July 2018, some of the WorkFit team attended the World Down’s Syndrome Congress in Glasgow where Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite and WorkFit candidate Lynsey Dixon presented about the WorkFit programme. They were delighted to meet some of the members of the audience after the presentation and in particular were pleased to meet Phillip […]

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WorkFit Review of 2018

2018 has been a very successful year for WorkFit. We have continued to support more and more people with Down’s syndrome to find suitable job opportunities. Thanks to new funding our team expanded at the end of 2017. That means that this year we have been able to create 81 employment opportunities for our candidates […]

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Wiltshire Police awarded Best Employer Practice Award for 2018 by BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)

There was great excitement at the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2018 ceremony as WorkFit Candidates Luke and Jeremy had the honour to accompany Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in collecting the Award and Certificate for “Best Employer Practice” on behalf of Wiltshire Police. In his acceptance speech the Chief Constable […]

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North

On the 4 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals from across the north of England gathered to celebrate the success of our jobseekers and acknowledge the support given by the employers that we partner with. In the last year Alison Thwaite has been creating positions for people with Down’s syndrome and delivering employer training sessions […]

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An Inclusive Force – Police Scoop Top Employment Award

Two young adults with Down’s syndrome have helped Wiltshire Police scoop a top employment award. The force was awarded the ‘Best Employer Practice’ accolade by the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) on Tuesday night. It recognises their commitment to supporting people with disabilities to secure and retain employment. Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard said: “It is […]

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside

On 12 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals gathered at Camphill Wakefield Community College for a showcase of WorkFit in Yorkshire and Humberside. This marked Employment Development Officer’s (EDO) Cat Rolley’s first year in her position. Cat opened the event by sharing the background to the WorkFit programme and what makes it unique. She also […]

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WorkFit employers share their experience at North West Conference

One of the great benefits of attending a regional WorkFit Conference is the chance to hear directly from employers and their employees. At the recent 2018 North West Conference we had the pleasure of hearing presentations from several employers from across the North West. They spoke about their positive experiences of employing candidates, through WorkFit, […]

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North West

A year after she joined the DSA’s WorkFit team, Employment Development Officer (EDO) Fran Austin was thrilled to welcome candidates, parents, employers and professionals to the Revolution bar at Deansgate Locks, Manchester, for a celebration of WorkFit North West. Last month’s event gave Fran a chance to highlight what she has achieved in the last […]

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World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress came to the UK this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The annual event is run by Down Syndrome International and brings together people with Down’s syndrome, family members and professionals from across the world. WorkFit attended as part of the Down’s Syndrome Association delegation and […]

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WorkFit South West Conference 2018

On 15 March we held our annual South West Conference in the beautiful setting of Hannah’s at Seale Hayne. We were delighted to welcome current and prospective employers as well as candidates, parents and support workers. During the day, guests heard how WorkFit is working with employers across the region to create successful placements for […]

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