Category Archives: South West

Todd’s persistence pays off

At WorkFit we support candidates and employers in a wide range of ways. Many candidates are able to source potential employers themselves, and then obtain the help they need from us to make the placement a reality. One such candidate was Todd in the South West of England who, we are delighted to announce, has […]

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Vivian begins a work experience placement with Wiltshire Police

In our last blog we told you about the success of Lane’s placement with Wiltshire Police earlier this year. The Wiltshire Police team had been so impressed by WorkFit that they were keen to take on another candidate and have recently welcomed Vivian to the team. Employment Liaison Officer Jonathan Grew first met with Vivian […]

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Lane makes a huge impact at Wiltshire Police

We are delighted by the development of our partnership with Wiltshire Police. Through collaborative work with the force we have been able to create four placements at stations in the county. Wiltshire Police have also supported us with fundraising, conference appearances and promotional videos. One of the candidates to benefit from the partnership was 19 […]

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

There was great excitement at the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2018 ceremony as WorkFit Candidates Luke and Jeremy had the honour to accompany Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in collecting the Award and Certificate for “Best Employer Practice” on behalf of Wiltshire Police. In his acceptance speech the Chief Constable […]

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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 supporting people with disabilities to secure and retain employment. Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard said: “It is […]

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Volunteering with Wiltshire Police

This article originally appeared on 5 June as a blog on the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/2748/Guest-Blog-Jonathan-Grew-WorkFit-Swindon-Liaison-Officer           WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme (supported in the Swindon area by the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group) supporting adults with Down’s syndrome into work […]

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Marine Hotel raise vital funds for WorkFit

Many of our WorkFit employers choose to support our work in a range of ways alongside employing candidates. We were delighted to visit the Marine Hotel in Devon recently to collect a cheque for their fundraising efforts in 2017. The hotel has raised a fantastic £1,172 from the sale of raffle tickets during their “Tinsel […]

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WorkFit triumph at the ERSA Awards 2018

WorkFit candidate Tom and the team recently triumphed at the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) Annual Awards in London. The event was held in the beautiful setting of Regents Park in Central London. Before the awards were presented we heard opening speeches from ERSA and the Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma MP who summed up […]

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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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