WorkFit- a Parents Perspective

Parents are a vital part of the WorkFit process. They are often a part of candidate assessments and support their children through the process of getting a placement every step of the way.

Julie, the mother of our candidate Thomas, recently told us about the positive support they have received from WorkFit:

“My experience with WorkFit started six months ago when the North West Employment Development Officer Fran met with my son Thomas with the aim of obtaining some kind of placement for him.

 Within a couple of months of the meeting, Fran found Thomas a volunteering role in a local cafe which he absolutely loves and he recently started a paid role with Timpson’s as an Administrative Assistant. He now combines the two roles with the on-going support of Fran and WorkFit. Thomas’s roles add structure to his week and have helped him to grow in confidence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I cannot speak highly enough of the support Fran has provided to Thomas. She is so enthusiastic and passionate about what she does. When she first met with us she sat and listened to what we wanted for Thomas and I am thrilled at what she has achieved in such a short space of time.

 Thank-you to Fran and WorkFit for helping Thomas achieve his dreams!”

WorkFit supports people with Down’s syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities that can benefit the rest of their lives. For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

For more information visit the WorkFit website: www.dsworkfit.org.uk

For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

For more information visit the WorkFit website: www.dsworkfit.org.uk

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