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WorkFit Update, June 2024

WorkFit Update, June 2024

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is thrilled to announce on His Majesty the King’s Birthday Honours List that Carol Boys, Chief Executive,was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of services for special educational needs and...

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WorkFit Update: October 2023

WorkFit Update: October 2023

Well done to Kirsty at Odeon in Sheffield, and Joseph at Parklands Leisure Centre (part of the Fusion Lifestyle Group) in Okehampton, who are both celebrating their one year work anniversaries! Joseph said about his job as a Leisure Centre Assistant: ‘I love lots...

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WorkFit Update: September 2023

WorkFit Update: September 2023

Thank you to everyone at the new Specsavers store at Sainsbury’s Castlepoint, Bournemouth, for choosing the Down's Syndrome Association as their nominated charity. We are looking forward to working with the team to create a job opportunity for one of our WorkFit...

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WorkFit Update: August 2023

WorkFit Update: August 2023

Earlier this month, Florence celebrated her 1 year anniversary at Searcy’s where she works as a Conference and Training Waiter. Florence also works as a General Catering Assistant at Baxter Storey. She was recently awarded a certificate for being a finalist in the...

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WorkFit Update: July 2023

WorkFit Update: July 2023

WorkFit candidate Victoria, and WorkFit Officer Becki, met with Peter Gibson MP at XPO Logistics in Darlington. Victoria enjoyed showing Peter around her workplace where she is employed as a Customer Service Administrator. Peter Gibson MP said 'It was great to meet...

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Sarah’s Story

Sarah’s Story

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have Mosaic Down’s syndrome – one in 1,000 people have Down’s syndrome, but only 1 in 50,000 have Mosaic Down’s syndrome like me. I am not very academic, but I get by on what I know and putting on a front and looking as if I know what I’m...

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WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

We wanted to let you know that our formal evaluation reports for the WorkFit 'North' Project (2017-2020) have been published. We are delighted with the findings and hope that you enjoy reading the feedback from our members who have Down's syndrome, their families and...

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Meet Craig who’s lovin’ it at McDonald’s

Meet Craig who’s lovin’ it at McDonald’s

WorkFit are delighted to have supported Craig to fulfil his ambition to work at his local McDonald’s restaurant. He had his heart set on the job of Customer Care Assistant, where he would be welcoming people to the restaurant, making sure they enjoy their visit,...

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