WorkFit News

Luke’s work experience has certainly paid off!

Luke is 22 years old and lives in Bridgend, South Wales. He started in July 2016, working on a Saturday morning in Dunelm, Bridgend. During his initial work experience he learned essential café skills, made some good friends and enjoyed the whole experience. Dunelm immediately saw Luke’s potential. Luke has now progressed and has a […]

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WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber Regional Conference

by Alison Thwaite, Employment Development Officer (North) On 20th January 2017, we were delighted to welcome WorkFit members along with parents, WorkFit employers, professionals and practitioners from a range of services providers including education and social care to the WorkFit Yorkshire and Humber Regional Conference.   The conference was supported and part-funded by the Wakefield […]

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Annabel – My Story

Hello…my name is Annabel. My friends call me Annie. I work at a doctor’s surgery called Scartho Medical Centre. I am part of the Administration Team. I am very confident and work hard to do a good job. I know what I’m doing and have learnt lots of new things. I like all of the […]

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Swindon and WorkFit Regional Conference – Supporting adults into the world of work

Swindon and WorkFit Regional Conference – Tuesday 28th February, 2017 Please join us to hear about how we are supporting the employment aspirations of people with Down’s syndrome in your area. The Down’s Syndrome Association and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group are committed to supporting adults with Down’s syndrome into work-related activities (paid jobs, volunteering roles, […]

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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Louise’s mum, Alison tells about her daughter’s life and ambitions… Since being a young girl, Louise has always expressed an interest in working in catering; spurred on by a love of all things edible! When the chance came for a catering course via the local Adult Learning Alliance we jumped at the chance as it […]

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Good news for Luke

Luke volunteers one day a week at Devizes Police Headquarters. Luke was told he would be receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for his significant contribution to the quality of service provided by staff in the Contact Management department to the people of Wiltshire. Luke’s parents and grand-parents were able to attend the ceremony to see him receive […]

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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Ffion’s mum has shared her views on WorkFit and employment… My name is Janice; my daughter Ffion who is nearly 18 years old has Down’s syndrome. She attends High School where she is in the 6th form and she is a prefect. After a very successful work experience placement in an office, Ffion is keen […]

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Timothy Broadhurst and Timpson win top prizes at National Employment Awards

Huge congratulations to Timothy Broadhurst who has won the coveted David Grainger Award at the British Association of Supported Employment Awards. Not only did Timothy triumph, so did his employers, Timpson Ltd who won first prize at this year’s Employer Practice winner. Timpson are the multi-national retailer who have their HQ in Wythenshawe, Manchester. @base_tweets Tim was presented […]

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