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Celebrating Phillip’s Success at Microsoft

Celebrating Phillip’s Success at Microsoft

In July 2018, some of the WorkFit team attended the World Down's Syndrome Congress in Glasgow where Employment Development Manager, Alison Thwaite and WorkFit candidate Lynsey Dixon presented about the WorkFit programme. They were delighted to meet some of the members...

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WorkFit Review of 2018

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...

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North

Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North

On the 4 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals from across the north of England gathered to celebrate the success of our jobseekers and acknowledge the support given by the employers that we partner with. In the last year Alison Thwaite has been...

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

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...

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside

Celebrating the Success of WorkFit Yorkshire and Humberside

On 12 October parents, candidates, employers and professionals gathered at Camphill Wakefield Community College for a showcase of WorkFit in Yorkshire and Humberside. This marked Employment Development Officer’s (EDO) Cat Rolley’s first year in her position. Cat...

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Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North West

Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North West

A year after she joined the DSA’s WorkFit team, Employment Development Officer (EDO) Fran Austin was thrilled to welcome candidates, parents, employers and professionals to the Revolution bar at Deansgate Locks, Manchester, for a celebration of WorkFit North West....

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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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WorkFit South West Conference 2018

WorkFit South West Conference 2018

On 15 March we held our annual South West Conference in the beautiful setting of Hannah’s at Seale Hayne. We were delighted to welcome current and prospective employers as well as candidates, parents and support workers. During the day, guests heard how WorkFit is...

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A huge congratulations to Billy, who has been nominated by his colleagues and won the @CGI_UKNEWS Member Recognition Award for his commitment to successfully operating the Brook Café in their offices. A wonderful achievement and so well deserved. Well done Billy! https://t.co/EWvRJz4QtY
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We are so proud to hear that WorkFit Candidate David has been invited to attend the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Party, in recognition of his outstanding service at West Mercia Police. @WMerciaPolice Very well deserved! Read more about David's journey here: https://t.co/KPMIFMVQeT https://t.co/O1CjKzWTp6
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Olivia enjoyed visiting the H&M Exeter store prior to starting there as a Retail Assistant next month. She was happy to receive her badge and lanyard and thinks that she will enjoy working there. Good luck Olivia! @hm https://t.co/83pNr6oU2f
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