If you have Down’s syndrome and want to find work opportunities, register on to the WorkFit programme below.

Work means different things to different people. Some people want a paid job; some people want to do voluntary or unpaid work.

WorkFit staff will listen to your hopes and ambitions and can help to you to be more independent, get new skills, meet new people, earn money, and feel proud of yourself.

See below to find more information on your options.

Ready to look for work? Register!

The latest information for WorkFit Candidates/Families and support staff about the Coronavirus pandemic is available at the DSA websitePlease see our Candidate Toolkit for information about returning to work.

Paid Work

You will be taken on by an employer as a paid employee. You will have a contract of employment and employment rights.

Benefits:

  • Encourages independence
  • Get new skills related to adult social life
  • Wider circle of friends
  • Gain even more confidence

Will it affect my benefits?

To find out how working will affect your benefits click here.

What support will I get?

WorkFit will make sure that the job fits your personal requirements and support needs, and that you are fully supported and trained by a named buddy at work. We will be with you at all stages and will continue to support you when you start your job.

If you want to find some work, register on to the WorkFit Project. If you need help, ask someone in your support team or a parent.

If you have a general enquiry about WorkFit, please email dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

If you have an urgent matter that requires immediate attention, please call Alison Thwaite on 07973 612720

WorkFit updates will continue to be shared on Twitter @DSWorkFit

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