WorkFit News

WorkFit Employers support with the impact of COVID-19

Return to Work Toolkit for Employers Dear WorkFit Employers, we hope that you are all safe and well and we know that you will all be working incredibly hard, doing all you can to support your employees, colleagues and customers at this very difficult time. We are grateful that some of you have been in […]

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WorkFit Candidate & Family/Carers support with the impact of COVID-19

Return to Work Toolkit for Candidates and Families Adults who have Down’s syndrome will need to make personalised, informed decisions about when they feel safe to return to work. We are here to support individuals, families and employers through this process. The government has published guidance about the current phase of managing the pandemic and […]

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Twins Ollie and Cameron play starring role in new WorkFit film

Social media sensations Ollie and Cameron have played a starring role in a new film for WorkFit called ‘When I Grow Up…’. The identical twins from Dundee, feature alongside their mother Elaine as they ‘test out’ a number of different jobs. The film aims to promote a presumption of employment, where children grow up ‘expecting’ […]

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Daniel at Partnership for Learning Charity, Liverpool

To say Daniel’s a pretty active guy is a bit of an understatement – he swims with the Down Syndrome GB team, plays football with Everton in the Community and is due to compete at the Trisome 2020 Games Antalya, Turkey in April. On top of this, he is employed by Partnership for Learning Charity […]

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Meet our Project Administrator – Thalia Beaty

I have worked closely with charities in a voluntary capacity and as an ambassador over the past 6 years with charities like Teenage Cancer Trust. After graduating with a degree in English at Royal Holloway, University of London, in 2018 I started working in a professional capacity in the charity sector. I had been working […]

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Meet our Employment Development Officer for North West England – Molly Keal

After completing formal education I chose a slightly unconventional route. Instead of heading straight to university, I invested my passion for supported others into working in a residential community for adults with learning disabilities. Through participating in the residents’ every lives, I developed a strong sense of what it means to have a sense of […]

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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, cleaning the tables and keeping the restaurant area clean and […]

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A Parent’s Perspective – Aaron’s job at XPO Manchester

WorkFit – A Parent’s Perspective It was great to hear how much Aaron is enjoying his job at XPO in Manchester. We always love to hear from all those involved in our placements and so we’re delighted to hear the thoughts of his mother Carole: “I am so proud of Aaron at this moment. “I […]

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WorkFit – A Parent’s Perspective

We love to hear how our candidates are getting on after being placed in work and so we were delighted to hear from Suzanne, Tom’s mum. Tom works for Timpson in the North West of England. “With support from WorkFit, Tom started working at the Timpson engraving centre in the North West in November 2018. […]

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