WorkFit News

Volunteering with Wiltshire Police

This article originally appeared on 5 June as a blog on the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/2748/Guest-Blog-Jonathan-Grew-WorkFit-Swindon-Liaison-Officer           WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme (supported in the Swindon area by the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group) supporting adults with Down’s syndrome into work […]

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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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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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Ben- My Story

This is me. My name is Ben and I am 18 years old. I am so happy to have my job at MPT as it makes a great addition to my CV. My favourite parts of my job are entering information on the computers, photocopying and checking the printers. I get on really well with […]

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The Reader wins at the Brain Charity Awards

We are delighted to reveal that the winner of The Brain Charity’s 25th Anniversary Award for Most Supportive Employer is WorkFit employer The Reader Café! The Reader is a national charity and social enterprise based in Liverpool. Since 2002 they have pioneered the use of Shared Reading in the UK and beyond to improve well-being, […]

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Fun Ways to Support WorkFit

There are a number of ways in which you and your colleagues can support the Down’s Syndrome Association to ensure we are able to continue to support every child and adult with Down’s syndrome and their families throughout their lives. Take on the Great WorkFit Sock Challenge Every year we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day […]

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