Category Archives: South West

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 working with employers across the region to create successful placements for […]

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Josiah – My story

My name is Josiah. I visited Nationwide with a school trip and now I am doing work experience there one day a week. I work with with Pete, Lauren, Sophie, Clare, Heather, Ben and Harry. I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen! I wear a Nationwide uniform. It is a blazer, shirt, trousers […]

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Josiah’s work experience at Nationwide develops key skills

“I do the most fabulous job you have ever seen!…The skills I use at Nationwide are teamwork, following instructions and I am polite and friendly.” This is Josiah. The school that Josiah attends encourages all their pupils to do an external work experience placement. Inclusion and promotion of independence is at the heart of what […]

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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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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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Good news for Luke

Luke volunteers one day a week at a police station in Wiltshire. Luke was told he would be receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for his significant contribution to the quality of service provided by staff in the Contact Management department to the people of Wiltshire. Luke’s parents and grand-parents were able to attend the ceremony to see […]

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Tom has a paid job at The Environment Agency’s National Laboratory Service

Tom has lots of work experience, including in catering, but had been looking for a more permanent work challenge for some time. Although Tom has plenty of transferable skills, he faced many barriers to the workplace. At the same time, the Environment Agency’s National Laboratory Service had created a new position within the Lab Technician […]

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Tom – My Story

My name is Tom. I work as a Laboratory Assistant at the Environment Agency’s National Laboratory Service in Devon. I travel by bus and train and then walk to get to work. I wear special clothes and glasses at work to keep me safe. In the laboratory I get rid of water samples that aren’t […]

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Amy – My Story

My name is Amy and I work at a hotel. I look after three tables in the restaurant. I have to make sure that each table has the right cutlery and salt and pepper and sauces. When people come into the restaurant I say: “Hi I’m Amy and I will be serving you this morning.” […]

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