Category Archives: WorkFit Team

Alison Thwaite appointed as WorkFit Employment Development Manager

We are delighted to announce that Alison Thwaite has been appointed Employment Development Manager for the WorkFit programme on a permanent basis, following a six-month interim appointment. Alison has been with the DSA since April 2015 as Employment Development Officer (EDO) for the North of England. During her time as an EDO she also took […]

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Meet our new EDO for the North West of England … Fran Austin

Fran is our new Employment Development Officer for the North West. She joined the DSA earlier this month and tells us about her career so far and her hopes for the future with WorkFit. After graduating from University in 2012 I started working as a Teaching Assistant in a Special Educational Needs High School in […]

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Tom- Project Administrator

I joined the Down’s Syndrome Association in April 2017 and am Administrator for the WorkFit team. I am based at the Langdon Down Centre and support the team with a wide range of duties include processing new registrations from candidates and employers, updating Twitter, writing newsletters and blogs, compiling statistics and responding to email enquiries. […]

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Alison Thwaite wins award as Learning & Skills Champion

We are delighted to announce that Alison Thwaite, WorkFit Employment Development Officer (North) has won a Highly Commended Award as Learning and Skills Champion at the Manchester Chamber of Commerce’s Skills for Business Awards. As the largest Chamber of Commerce in the UK, the awards are very highly regarded within the business community across the region, giving both Alison and […]

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Meet our new EDO for North England- Alison Thwaite

My niece Olivia was born in 2006. One of fraternal triplets, she was diagnosed as having Down’s syndrome very soon after her birth. From the first moment I saw her I knew that she would change my life, but I had no way of knowing that my wish to gain a better understanding of her […]

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