Category Archives: Conferences

BASE Conference 2017

On the 8 and 9 November, WorkFit attended the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Annual Conference at the Jury’s Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton. We delivered a presentation on employer collaboration and enjoyed valuable networking opportunities. We hosted an exhibition stand in the Hotel Atrium on both days of the conference to showcase WorkFit […]

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Marking the success of WorkFit North East at the Marriott

On 6 October 2017 we held our annual WorkFit North East Conference at the Marriott Hotel Metrocentre in Gateshead. We were happy to welcome WorkFit members and their parents to the event as well as employers and professionals from a range of service providers, including the education and social care sectors. During the day guests […]

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Celebrating Three Years of WorkFit Wales at The Senedd

WorkFit Wales celebrated three successful years on 22 May 2017, at a reception hosted by Julie James, Welsh Government Assembly Minister for Skills and Science, at The Senedd in Cardiff Bay. Over 80 people from all across Wales attended the reception. The attendees represented a wide range of people: young people and adults with Down’s […]

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WorkFit and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group prove how important it is to be heard and included

#MyVoiceMyCommunity On Tuesday 28 February WorkFit, in partnership with the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group, held its first South West Regional conference. The event took place at the Village Hotel Swindon (a registered and trained employer of WorkFit). The day showcased the amazing successes that WorkFit candidates have achieved throughout the South West. The Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group […]

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“I’ll tell you why I like working…I like all the people who work here. I’m very proud of myself and I enjoy it!”

Celebrating three years of WorkFit Wales – supporting people with Down’s syndrome into work Employers, parents, employees, politicians and representatives from schools and colleges across Wales were welcomed at a special event held at The Senedd on Monday 22 May to celebrate three years of WorkFit Wales, a specialist service to support people with Down’s […]

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WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber Regional Conference

by Alison Thwaite, Employment Development Officer (North) On 20th January 2017, we were delighted to welcome WorkFit members along with parents, WorkFit employers, professionals and practitioners from a range of services providers including education and social care to the WorkFit Yorkshire and Humber Regional Conference. The conference was supported and part-funded by the Wakefield and […]

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Swindon and WorkFit Regional Conference – Supporting adults into the world of work

Swindon and WorkFit Regional Conference – Tuesday 28th February, 2017 Please join us to hear about how we are supporting the employment aspirations of people with Down’s syndrome in your area. The Down’s Syndrome Association and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group are committed to supporting adults with Down’s syndrome into work-related activities (paid jobs, volunteering roles, […]

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Tim and Timpson win top prizes at National Employment Awards

Huge congratulations to Tim who has won the coveted David Grainger Award at the British Association of Supported Employment Awards. Not only did Timothy triumph, so did his employers, Timpson Ltd who won first prize at this year’s Employer Practice winner. Timpson are the multi-national retailer who have their HQ in Wythenshawe, Manchester. @base_tweets Tim was presented with […]

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WorkFit North West Regional Conference – March 2016

by Alison Thwaite, Employment Development Officer (North) On 11 March 2016, I was delighted to welcome colleagues, WorkFit members, WorkFit employers and South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group along with parents and practitioners from a range of services providers, including education and social care, to the WorkFit North West Regional Conference. The Down’s Syndrome Association is […]

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