Category Archives: WorkFit Awards

WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé Joint Winners

Both WorkFit and JoJo Maman Bébé have been awarded for their fantastic commitment to getting people with learning disabilities into work. They were joint winners in the ‘Employer’ category at the Cardiff and the Vale Parents’ Federation ‘Understanding Disability Awards’ last week. Now in its 26th year, the awards celebrate ordinary people who have made […]

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‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ AWARD FOR XPO LOGISTICS

November 2019 ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FOR XPO LOGISTICS Last month, new statistics revealed that just 5.9% of people with a learning disability are in paid employment. It’s a downward trend year-on year, and confirmation that schemes like the Down’s Syndrome Association’s ‘WorkFit’ employment programme are vital. One company that supports getting people with learning disabilities […]

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XPO LOGISTICS ‘BEST EMPLOYER PRACTICE’ FINALIST AT BASE AWARDS 2019

One of WorkFit’s most successful partnerships is with XPO Logistics and we are very happy to announce that they are finalists in the ‘Best Employer Practice’ category at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2019. The company employs seven people with Down’s syndrome in their supply chain network across the country. These permanent paid jobs […]

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WorkFit Review of 2018

2018 has been a very successful year for WorkFit. We have continued to support more and more people with Down’s syndrome to find suitable job opportunities. Thanks to new funding our team expanded at the end of 2017. That means that this year we have been able to create 81 employment opportunities for our candidates […]

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Wiltshire Police awarded Best Employer Practice Award for 2018 by BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)

There was great excitement at the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2018 ceremony as WorkFit Candidates Luke and Jeremy had the honour to accompany Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in collecting the Award and Certificate for “Best Employer Practice” on behalf of Wiltshire Police. In his acceptance speech the Chief Constable […]

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An Inclusive Force – Police Scoop Top Employment Award

Two young adults with Down’s syndrome have helped Wiltshire Police scoop a top employment award. The force was awarded the ‘Best Employer Practice’ accolade by the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) on Tuesday night. It recognises their commitment to supporting people with disabilities to secure and retain employment. Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard said: “It is […]

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The Reader wins at the Brain Charity Awards

We are delighted to reveal that the winner of The Brain Charity’s 25th Anniversary Award for Most Supportive Employer is WorkFit employer The Reader Café! The Reader is a national charity and social enterprise based in Liverpool. Since 2002 they have pioneered the use of Shared Reading in the UK and beyond to improve well-being, […]

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WorkFit triumph at the ERSA Awards 2018

WorkFit candidate Tom and the team recently triumphed at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Annual Awards in London. The event was held in the beautiful setting of Regents Park in Central London. Before the awards were presented we heard opening speeches from ERSA and the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP who summed up […]

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WorkFit shortlisted at the ERSA Awards

We are always pleased when our work is recognised, therefore we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories at the Employment Related Services Association Employability Awards 2018 held on the 14 June. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional work of people and organisations supporting people into or […]

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Greggs Triumph at the Understanding Disability Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that both Greggs and Miss Tilley’s Cafe, founded by our candidate Laura, recently triumphed at the Understanding Disability Awards in Cardiff. The awards are held annually by Cardiff & the Vale Parents’ Federation to celebrate people who have made an extra effort to involve and include people with learning disabilities […]

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