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Volunteering with Wiltshire Police

Volunteering with Wiltshire Police

This article originally appeared on 5 June as a blog on the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/2748/Guest-Blog-Jonathan-Grew-WorkFit-Swindon-Liaison-Officer          ...

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WorkFit launch partnership with DEFRA in Yorkshire

WorkFit launch partnership with DEFRA in Yorkshire

WorkFit works with organisations of all sizes who want to employ a member of staff with Down’s syndrome. With larger organisations we are happy to work in a partnership – where we work with an employer to place multiple candidates at more than one location across the...

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World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress came to the UK this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The annual event is run by Down Syndrome International and brings together people with Down’s syndrome, family members and professionals from across the world. WorkFit...

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The Reader wins at the Brain Charity Awards

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...

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Marine Hotel raise vital funds for WorkFit

Marine Hotel raise vital funds for WorkFit

Many of our WorkFit employers choose to support our work in a range of ways alongside employing candidates. We were delighted to visit the Marine Hotel in Devon recently to collect a cheque for their fundraising efforts in 2017. The hotel has raised a fantastic £1,172...

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WorkFit triumph at the ERSA Awards 2018

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...

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WorkFit creates our 250th placement

WorkFit creates our 250th placement

We are pleased to announce that Lucy, pictured right, has recently become the 250th  WorkFit  placement since 2012. She has started a 12 week work experience placement as an Administrative Assistant at the Thornton NHS Practice in Lancashire. Lucy has a range of...

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WorkFit- a Parents Perspective

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...

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MPT take on a WorkFit candidate

MPT take on a WorkFit candidate

Today’s guest post comes from one of our partners, MPT, who have just welcomed Ben on a 12 week work placement: It is with great pleasure that MPT recently welcomed our new staff member Ben to the Trafford Park Line team. He will be working alongside our...

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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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