Category Archives: Yorkshire & Humber

WorkFit- An Employers Perspective

Last year we told you about Emily’s job at DEFRA in South Yorkshire. We were delighted to get a recent update from her employer as to how she is getting on. Emily’s ability and confidence has come on leaps and bounds. She takes on new tasks with ease and often completes her duties using her […]

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Callum- My Story

My name is Callum I’m 26 . I work at G4s through DSA Workfit. I absolutely love it. My sponsor Anne Marie is amazing and let’s me do photo copying, post, address envelope.  I make cuppas for my work friends. I also play football for Doncaster club academy Titans.  Doncaster rovers disability.  I train 3 […]

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WorkFit- A Parents Perspective

My son Ben is a client of Alison’s and she helped support Ben into work with the Environment Agency in Yorkshire. His work has really helped to develop his confidence speaking with people and building relationships. We recently moved from the house that Ben has lived in all his life to a very small village […]

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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 launch partnership with DEFRA in Yorkshire

WorkFit works with organisations of all sizes who want to employ a member of staff with Down’s syndrome. With larger organisations we are happy to work in a partnership – where we work with an employer to place multiple candidates at more than one location across the country. We are delighted to announce the launch […]

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Emily- My Story

My name is Emily. I work for DEFRA in Yorkshire as part of the facilities team.  I am part of the WorkFit programme. I started at DEFRA on a six week trial in April.  After my trial period I have been given a one year fixed contract which I started in May. I work for […]

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WorkFit creates our 250th placement

We are pleased to announce that Lucy, pictured right, has recently become the 250th  WorkFit  placement since 2012. She has started a 12 week work experience placement as an Administrative Assistant at the Thornton NHS Practice in Lancashire. Lucy has a range of duties, including opening and sorting mail and managing and ordering stationery and we wish […]

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