WorkFit News

WorkFit – A Parent’s Perspective

We love to hear how our candidates are getting on after being placed in work and so we were delighted to hear from Suzanne, Tom’s mum. Tom works for Timpson in the North West of England. “With support from WorkFit, Tom started working at the Timpson engraving centre in the North West in November 2018. […]

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WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé Joint Winners

Both WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé have been awarded for their fantastic commitment to getting people with learning disabilities into work. They were joint winners in the ‘Employer’ category at the Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation ‘Understanding Disability Awards’ last week. Now in its 26th year, the awards celebrate ordinary people who have made […]

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‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ AWARD FOR XPO LOGISTICS

November 2019 ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FOR XPO LOGISTICS Last month, new statistics revealed that just 5.9% of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. It’s a downward trend year-on year, and confirmation that schemes like the Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘WorkFit’ employment programme are vital. One company that supports getting people with learning disabilities […]

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XPO LOGISTICS ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FINALIST AT BASE AWARDS 2019

One of WorkFit’s most successful partnerships is with XPO Logistics and we are very happy to announce that they are finalists in the ‘Best Employer Practice’ category at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2019. The company employs seven people with Down’s syndrome in their supply chain network across the country. These permanent paid jobs […]

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WorkFit extends partnerships with Dunelm in the East Midlands

One of our longest running and most successful partnerships has been with the furnishing retailer Dunelm. We are delighted to have been able to extend this partnership into the East Midlands, as our candidate Hawabibi has gained a paid, permanent job as a Customer Service Assistant at a store in the region. Prior to gaining […]

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WorkFit- An Employers Perspective

Last year we told you about Emily’s job at DEFRA in South Yorkshire. We were delighted to get a recent update from her employer as to how she is getting on. Emily’s ability and confidence has come on leaps and bounds. She takes on new tasks with ease and often completes her duties using her […]

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Callum- My Story

My name is Callum I’m 26 . I work at G4s through DSA Workfit. I absolutely love it. My sponsor Anne Marie is amazing and let’s me do photo copying, post, address envelope.  I make cuppas for my work friends. I also play football for Doncaster club academy Titans.  Doncaster rovers disability.  I train 3 […]

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Alys – My Story

My name is Alys and I live in in Mid Wales. I am 27 years old and I live with my parents and I have a twin brother. I have lots of hobbies and interests. My PAs take me to Zumba, running, trampolining and circuit training. I am the Welsh Rugby Team’s biggest fan and […]

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James- My Story

How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago.  I live alone now. Where do you work?  What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]

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