WorkFit Update, May 2024

WorkFit Officer, Lydia was invited by Hilton to speak on a panel discussion at The Institute of Travel Management’s 2024 conference hosted by DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole. WorkFit discussed with Hilton and Aurora Foxes how businesses in the travel industry could get involved with supported employment. Thank you, Hilton, for supporting the WorkFit programme!



Huge congratulations to Christopher, who received his King’s Scout Award, celebrating his achievement of the Gold DofE award and services to Scouting. Christopher also serves as an assistant young leader with the Scouts, and as a WorkFit candidate, became a valued member of the GLL team over 8 years ago! What a lovely photo of Christopher with his proud parents by his side!








Our Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite provided evidence to the Department for work& Pensions inquiry into Disability Employment on 15th May. Alison talked about the barriers faced by people who have Downs’s syndrome in the jobs market and also why the WorkFit programme is so successful with a retention rate of 92%.

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We had the pleasure of attending the Kimberly-Clark Professional Golden Service Awards on May 23rd, 2024, at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, courtesy of an invitation from Principal Cleaning Service. This company, which employs eight WorkFit candidates, was a standout at the event, often dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning and FM industry. The ceremony, hosted by British comedian Hugh Dennis, was a memorable occasion. Among the highlights, Bilal from Principal Cleaning, who works at The Sky Garden in London, joined us as a special guest to celebrate the company’s nomination for the Social Impact Award. Principal Cleaning also triumphed by winning awards in the categories for Office areas below 10,000 square meters and Leisure.


Thank you to all of our employers for their continued support of our WorkFit programme, and good luck to everyone starting new roles this month. 

To find out more about WorkFit and how we support people who have Down’s syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities that can benefit the rest of their lives, please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on For more information visit the WorkFit website: