WorkFit News

Sarah’s Story

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have Mosaic Down’s syndrome – one in 1,000 people have Down’s syndrome, but only 1 in 50,000 have Mosaic Down’s syndrome like me. I am not very academic, but I get by on what I know and putting on a front and looking as if I know what I’m doing. […]

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WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

We wanted to let you know that our formal evaluation reports for the WorkFit ‘North’ Project (2017-2020) have been published. We are delighted with the findings and hope that you enjoy reading the feedback from our members who have Down’s syndrome, their families and their employers and colleagues. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Evaluation […]

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Angus is working from home with support from The Developer Society and WorkFit.

Angus is working from home with support from The Developer Society and WorkFit. The Impact of Covid-19 Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020 people who have Down’s syndrome have been disproportionately impacted in terms of employment. The majority of WorkFit candidates have been furloughed, sometimes more than once, but despite the challenges of […]

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WorkFit Online Event

On Thursday 22nd April at 4pm we are holding an online event on Zoom with WorkFit candidates and their employers, parents/carers and supporters to have a discussion about WorkFit and hear from some of our members. Everyone is welcome. Please complete the form below to register.     First Name Last Name Email Select the appropriate […]

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Sarah’s job at XPO Logistics, Kegworth

WorkFit has recently been working with Sarah who told us that she was keen to work in an administrative role to build on her previous experience. WorkFit have built a strong partnership with XPO Logistics over the last 2 years and we were delighted to be approached by Carla Richards from the Kegworth site about potential […]

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WorkFit Employers support with the impact of COVID-19

Return to Work Toolkit for Employers Dear WorkFit Employers, we hope that you are all safe and well and we know that you will all be working incredibly hard, doing all you can to support your employees, colleagues and customers at this very difficult time. We are grateful that some of you have been in […]

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WorkFit Candidate & Family/Carers support with the impact of COVID-19

Return to Work Toolkit for Candidates and Families Adults who have Down’s syndrome will need to make personalised, informed decisions about when they feel safe to return to work. We are here to support individuals, families and employers through this process. . The WorkFit team are back at work 3 days a week and please […]

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Twins Ollie and Cameron play starring role in new WorkFit film

Social media sensations Ollie and Cameron have played a starring role in a new film for WorkFit called ‘When I Grow Up…’. The identical twins from Dundee, feature alongside their mother Elaine as they ‘test out’ a number of different jobs. The film aims to promote a presumption of employment, where children grow up ‘expecting’ […]

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Daniel at Partnership for Learning Charity, Liverpool

To say Daniel’s a pretty active guy is a bit of an understatement – he swims with the Down Syndrome GB team, plays football with Everton in the Community and is due to compete at the Trisome 2020 Games Antalya, Turkey in April. On top of this, he is employed by Partnership for Learning Charity […]

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Meet our Employment Development Officer for North West England – Molly Keal

After completing formal education I chose a slightly unconventional route. Instead of heading straight to university, I invested my passion for supported others into working in a residential community for adults with learning disabilities. Through participating in the residents’ every lives, I developed a strong sense of what it means to have a sense of […]

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