Category Archives: London

Awareness Week 2018: the best yet!

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2018 (19 and 25 March) saw people across the country celebrating and raising awareness of Down’s syndrome and fundraising for WorkFit and the DSA in a whole variety of different ways. Many of our WorkFit partners took part in the Great WorkFit Sock Challenge and WorkFit was brilliantly represented at an […]

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Lovely to hear about Lauren

We always love to hear how our candidates are getting on after they have secured a placement. We were therefore delighted to hear how Lauren (pictured below) is getting on in her permanent, paid job at Merkle Periscopix, a pay-per-click advertising agency. Merkle Periscopix registered with WorkFit in 2016. We delivered a free session of […]

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WorkFit, Highshore School and Alix-Partners have been working in partnership to provide meaningful work to a student with Down’s syndrome

Following on from the Victoria Derbyshire show ‘It’s hard to find a job when you have Down’s syndrome’ feature, shown in May 2015, WorkFit received a number of calls from interested employers. One of which was Alix-Partners, a leading global business advisory firm with an office based in central London. The WorkFit team met with Alix-Partners […]

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Tara gets a job at Donna Karan

The Donna Karan store offered Tara a paid three-month internship as part of the WorkFit programme: an experience that very quickly proved to benefit everyone! Tara quickly showed the team what she could do. She completed all of the tasks with which she was given: entering data into the customer database, welcoming and advising customers, […]

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Krystyna- My Story

My name is Krystyna. In my spare time, I like to watch football, go to zumba and listen to music. I like Magic FM because I can relax. I work in Travelodge. I get there on the bus. I get there sometimes really early. My job is to take people for breakfast and I also […]

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WorkFit growth leads to more opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome

WorkFit is a programme designed to improve access to mainstream employment and other meaningful activities for people with Down’s syndrome. The programme officially launched in 2012 and it is dedicated in supporting employers in creating work opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome and providing bespoke support to each organisation and prospective jobseeker throughout the UK. […]

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