Further to the lockdown announcement on 31st October, the WorkFit Team will remain on part-time furlough and will be working Tuesdays and Thursdays in November.
For the latest information about Coronavirus, including Adults who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable‘ list please see the DSA website latest news page
For anything urgent outside these times, please contact :
Alison Thwaite, WorkFit Employment Development Manager
Mobile: 07973 612720
WorkFit updates will continue to be shared on Twitter @DSWorkFit
Connecting employers and employees with Down’s Syndrome
WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme which brings together employers and job-seekers who have Down’s syndrome. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning profile of people who have Down’s syndrome so that they can be supported in the workplace. We focus on finding the right employment opportunities for people who have Down’s syndrome and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful in the workplace.
Supported employment is not an end destination but a stepping stone into a career pathway. Be inspired by our YouTube videos which illustrate the range of job roles that our candidates are employed to do.
The Down’s Syndrome Association wants to progress employees towards expanding their experience and learning new skills through training, confidence building and opportunities for professional development.
We recognise paid work is not right for everyone. The employment options may include;
Whatever the option, Down’s syndrome specific support for employers is essential. General training around employing someone with a learning disability can be helpful but often misses too many factors that can be crucial to success – bespoke WorkFit Employer Training provides a full and detailed picture, along with strategies and resources and full details of our ongoing support.
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