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. Have a look at our YouTube Channel  which illustrates the range of job roles that our candidates are employed to do.

As well as developing new opportunities, we want to progress employees in their careers by supporting them to expand their experience and learn new skills through training and opportunities for professional development.

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DSWORKFIT  ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Leon took part in a Penalty Shoot Out @GXOLogistics in Derby to support the England Women’s Football team in the Euro 2022 final. He had a great time! https://t.co/QEdMLq8lPm
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Freya enjoyed meeting her work buddies at a site visit to @GXOLogistics in Newark. The team are learning some Makaton (sign language) in order to better support Freya in her role. It sounds like a great start! Good luck Freya. https://t.co/b7fST8aaI4
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Harley started work at Devon and Cornwall Police in 2020 in the Evidence Department. He was recently happy to take part in a 'Cornwall People First' event run by @CornwallCouncil and the Police for Blue Light Day. @DC_Police #BlueLightDay #CornwallPeopleFirst https://t.co/pp2ZnXsjLH
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DSWORKFIT NEWS

Dunelm win the ‘Employer of People with a Disability’ Award at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards
A huge congratulations to our partner employer Dunelm who have been awarded the ‘Employer of People with a Disability’ Award at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in July 2022.  Partnering with the WorkFit Programme Dunelm first partnered with WorkFit...
Lindsay’s journey: Becoming a Prep Chef at The Botanist
WorkFit Candidate Lindsay found successful employment at The Botanist in Warrington, with the support of WorkFit. Lindsay started her WorkFit journey back in May 2021, after watching the DSA Update: Going Forward, and videos of other people finding jobs through...
Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes
WorkFit have had the pleasure of working in partnership with GXO Widnes in the North West to create a permanent paid position for Tom. Widnes is a busy logistics site that provides contractual recycling, tray washing services and equipment management to their...
A team effort: Jack’s permanent paid position at GXO Washington (formerly XPO)
WorkFit have recently had the pleasure of working with GXO Washington in the North East to create a permanent paid position for WorkFit Candidate Jack. This success story was supported by funding from County Durham Community Foundation as part of their community...
Lindsay’s journey: Becoming a Prep Chef at The Botanist

Lindsay’s journey: Becoming a Prep Chef at The Botanist

WorkFit Candidate Lindsay found successful employment at The Botanist in Warrington, with the support of WorkFit. Lindsay started her WorkFit journey back in May 2021, after watching the DSA Update: Going Forward, and videos of other people finding jobs through...

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Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes

Tom’s successful role at GXO Widnes

WorkFit have had the pleasure of working in partnership with GXO Widnes in the North West to create a permanent paid position for Tom. Widnes is a busy logistics site that provides contractual recycling, tray washing services and equipment management to their...

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Sarah’s Story

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...

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WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

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...

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