WorkFit News

Sally, WorkFit and Baxi Boilers

#MyVoiceMyCommunity WorkFit West Midlands has recently been working with Baxi in Warwick to offer permanent paid work to WorkFit candidate, Sally. Sally is very happy with her job at Baxi… “I love coming to work. Nikki is amazing and I have lots of new friends. My brother and sister are so happy for me. I […]

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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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5 ways to be a better workplace ally to your colleague with Down’s syndrome

This article was first published on the totaljobs Inside Job website on 14 March 2017. The Down’s Syndrome Association WorkFit programme gives advice on how employees can better support a work colleague with Down’s syndrome. By Veronica Mulenga, Employment Development Manager In the past decade, societal and workplace attitudes towards individuals with Down’s syndrome have made positive […]

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David’s hard work and determination has resulted in paid work

“I feel so proud, my first payslip and my contract of employment.” David is 22 years old and lives in South Wales. When WorkFit met with David and his family we talked about his past work experience, his strengths and skills, areas where he might need further support and his strong commitment to getting paid […]

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Luke’s work experience has certainly paid off!

Luke is 22 years old and lives in Bridgend, South Wales. He started in July 2016, working on a Saturday morning in Dunelm, Bridgend. During his initial work experience he learned essential café skills, made some good friends and enjoyed the whole experience. Dunelm immediately saw Luke’s potential. Luke has now progressed and has a […]

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WorkFit Yorkshire & Humber Regional Conference

by Alison Thwaite, Employment Development Officer (North) On 20th January 2017, we were delighted to welcome WorkFit members along with parents, WorkFit employers, professionals and practitioners from a range of services providers including education and social care to the WorkFit Yorkshire and Humber Regional Conference. The conference was supported and part-funded by the Wakefield and […]

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Annabel – My Story

Hello…my name is Annabel. My friends call me Annie. I work at a doctor’s surgery called Scartho Medical Centre. I am part of the Administration Team. I am very confident and work hard to do a good job. I know what I’m doing and have learnt lots of new things. I like all of the […]

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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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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Louise’s mum, Alison tells about her daughter’s life and ambitions… Since being a young girl, Louise has always expressed an interest in working in catering; spurred on by a love of all things edible! When the chance came for a catering course via the local Adult Learning Alliance we jumped at the chance as it […]

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