WorkFit News

Awareness Week 2018

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week runs from 19 to 25 of March. It is one of the highlights of the year for the Down’s Syndrome Association and this year’s theme is “What I Bring To My Community”. WorkFit will be playing an important role in the week and so we want to let you know what […]

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“My job is amazing, fun and rewarding!”

WorkFit and the South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) have recently been working with  Tesco in Greater Manchester to develop a permanent paid job for Conor (right). SMDSSG work in partnership with WorkFit in a Local Support Network (LSN) capacity. They have been developing WorkFit in their local area with support from the Employment Development […]

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Sarah gains valuable work experience at Legal Aid

Last year WorkFit worked with the Legal Aid Agency in Jarrow to offer a 12 week work experience placement to our candidate, Sarah. The LAA showed their commitment to supporting Sarah in her placement by attending free training sessions to find out about the condition and how to support someone with Down’s syndrome in the […]

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WorkFit Wales sees fantastic results

In 2014 the Down’s Syndrome Association secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund Wales to develop WorkFit in Wales. Our aim was to help candidates aged 14-25 years to secure meaningful work that they wanted and enjoyed, doing work that interested them and they were good at. We commissioned an external evaluation of the WorkFit […]

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“His work ethic is incredible”!

WorkFit have recently had the pleasure of working with Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors in Manchester to create a permanent paid position for Bilal. Earlier in the year Bilal had completed a successful work experience placement at Eastlands Trust. HCC Solicitors is a busy firm of specialist personal injury lawyers. They have a large and […]

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Greggs Triumph at the Understanding Disability Awards 2017

We are delighted to announce that both Greggs and Miss Tilley’s Cafe, founded by our candidate Laura, recently triumphed at the Understanding Disability Awards in Cardiff. The awards are held annually by Cardiff & the Vale Parents’ Federation to celebrate people who have made an extra effort to involve and include people with learning disabilities […]

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Emily- My Story

Hello…my name is Emily. I work at a local hair salon as a salon assistant. Leigh is the owner and another salon assistant called Phoebe helps me and shows me how to do the jobs well. I love my job because it helps me to think a lot about my life and my skills. I […]

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