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.
Information for WorkFit Candidates/Families about the Coronavirus pandemic is available at : https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Information for WorkFit employers is available at: http://www.dsworkfit.org.uk/i-have-work-to-offer/
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
You will be taken on by an employer as a paid employee. You will have a contract of employment and employment rights.
- 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.
Timothy works at Timpson Ltd.