Monthly Archives: March 2017

Sally, WorkFit and Baxi Boilers

#MyVoiceMyCommunity WorkFit West Midlands has recently been working with Baxi to offer permanent paid work to WorkFit candidate, Sally. Sally is very happy with her job at Baxi… “I love coming to work. Nikki is amazing and I have lots of new friends. My brother and sister are so happy for me. I bought myself […]

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WorkFit and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group prove how important it is to be heard and included

#MyVoiceMyCommunity On Tuesday 28 February WorkFit, in partnership with the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, held its first South West Regional conference. The event took place at the Village Hotel Swindon (a registered and trained employer of WorkFit). The day showcased the amazing successes that WorkFit candidates have achieved throughout the South West. The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group […]

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5 ways to be a better workplace ally to your colleague with Down’s syndrome

This article was first published on the totaljobs Inside Job website on 14 March 2017. The Down’s Syndrome Association WorkFit programme gives advice on how employees can better support a work colleague with Down’s syndrome. By Veronica Mulenga, Employment Development Manager In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down’s syndrome have made positive […]

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David’s hard work and determination has resulted in paid work

“I feel so proud, my first payslip and my contract of employment.” David is 22 years old and lives in South Wales. When WorkFit met with David and his family we talked about his past work experience, his strengths and skills, areas where he might need further support and his strong commitment to getting paid […]

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