Category Archives: South East

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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Project Search Work Experience Intern with GlaxoSmithKline

DSA member Stephanie is midway through her exciting placement at multi-national pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline. She is part of Project Search hosted by GSK, a scheme to help people with learning disabilities get into work. “I started my second placement on Monday 7 January on the reception desk at the gym. Anyone who works at Glaxo […]

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The Down’s Syndrome All-Party Parliamentary Group welcome WorkFit

The Down’s Syndrome All-Party Parliamentary Group (DS APPG) hosted a presentation of the WorkFit project at the House of Commons on 5 December. Veronica Mulenga (Employment Development officer), Brown’s Hairdressing, an active employer in the project and Kate Powell, editor of Down2Earth Magazine, gave presentations on the project structure, employer and employee perspectives. Veronica outlined the […]

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