If you have Down’s syndrome and want to find work opportunities, register on to the WorkFit programme below.

Work means different things to different people. Some people want a paid job; some people want to do voluntary or unpaid work.

WorkFit staff will listen to your hopes and ambitions and can help to you to be more independent, get new skills, meet new people, earn money, and feel proud of yourself.

See below to find more information on your options.

Ready to look for work? Register!

Information for WorkFit Candidates/Families about the Coronavirus pandemic is available at : https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/

Information for WorkFit candidates and their families about returning to work is available at: http://www.dsworkfit.org.uk/2020/05/22/workfit-candidate-family-carers-support-with-the-impact-of-covid-19/

If you have a general enquiry about WorkFit, please email dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

If you have an urgent matter that requires immediate attention, please call Alison Thwaite on 07973 612720

WorkFit updates will continue to be shared on Twitter @DSWorkFit

 

Paid Work

You will be taken on by an employer as a paid employee. You will have a contract of employment and employment rights.

Benefits:

  • Encourages independence
  • Get new skills related to adult social life
  • Wider circle of friends
  • Gain even more confidence

Will it affect my benefits?

To find out how volunteering will affect your benefits click here.

What support will I get?

WorkFit will make sure that the job fits your personal requirements and support needs, and that you are fully supported and trained by a named buddy at work. We will be with you at all stages and will continue to support you when you start your job.

If you want to find some paid work, register on to the WorkFit Project. If you need help, ask your carer/parent.

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