Category Archives: Conferences

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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BASE Conference 2017

On the 8 and 9 November, WorkFit attended the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Annual Conference at the Jury’s Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton. We delivered a presentation on employer collaboration and enjoyed valuable networking opportunities. We hosted an exhibition stand in the Hotel Atrium on both days of the conference to showcase WorkFit […]

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Marking the success of WorkFit North East at the Marriott

On 6 October 2017 we held our annual WorkFit North East Conference at the Marriott Hotel Metrocentre in Gateshead. We were happy to welcome WorkFit members and their parents to the event as well as employers and professionals from a range of service providers, including the education and social care sectors. During the day guests […]

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Celebrating Three Years of WorkFit Wales at The Senedd

WorkFit Wales celebrated three successful years on 22 May 2017, at a reception hosted by Julie James, Welsh Government Assembly Minister for Skills and Science, at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Over 80 people from all across Wales attended the reception. The attendees represented a wide range of people: young people and adults with Down’s […]

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