Category Archives: South West

James- My Story

How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago.  I live alone now. Where do you work?  What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]

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Hetti and Dunelm

We are delighted to announce that our candidate Henrietta, known as Hetti, has successfully gained a paid, permanent position with furnishing retailer Dunelm in one of their stores in south west England. Hetti’s role is Café Assistant and she has a range of duties such as cleaning tables and taking food to customers.  Her placement […]

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Luke’s Journey at Wiltshire Police

WorkFit recently asked Roy Perrett of Wiltshire Police to describe the journey that his WorkFit candidate Luke has undertaken over the last two and a half years culminating in Luke achieving his City & Guilds in Employability Skills. Luke came to Wiltshire Police via the Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme in April 2016, initially in […]

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Todd’s persistence pays off

At WorkFit we support candidates and employers in a wide range of ways. Many candidates are able to source potential employers themselves, and then obtain the help they need from us to make the placement a reality. One such candidate was Todd in the South West of England who, we are delighted to announce, has […]

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Vivian begins a work experience placement with Wiltshire Police

In our last blog we told you about the success of Lane’s placement with Wiltshire Police earlier this year. The Wiltshire Police team had been so impressed by WorkFit that they were keen to take on another candidate and have recently welcomed Vivian to the team. Employment Liaison Officer Jonathan Grew first met with Vivian […]

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Lane makes a huge impact at Wiltshire Police

We are delighted by the development of our partnership with Wiltshire Police. Through collaborative work with the force we have been able to create four placements at stations in the county. Wiltshire Police have also supported us with fundraising, conference appearances and promotional videos. One of the candidates to benefit from the partnership was 19 […]

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Wiltshire Police awarded Best Employer Practice Award for 2018 by BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)

There was great excitement at the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2018 ceremony as WorkFit Candidates Luke and Jeremy had the honour to accompany Kier Pritchard, Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in collecting the Award and Certificate for “Best Employer Practice” on behalf of Wiltshire Police. In his acceptance speech the Chief Constable […]

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An Inclusive Force – Police Scoop Top Employment Award

Two young adults with Down’s syndrome have helped Wiltshire Police scoop a top employment award. The force was awarded the ‘Best Employer Practice’ accolade by the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) on Tuesday night. It recognises their commitment to supporting people with disabilities to secure and retain employment. Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard said: “It is […]

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Tom – My Story

My name is Tom. I work as a Laboratory Assistant at the Environment Agency’s National Laboratory Service in Devon. I travel by bus and train and then walk to get to work. I wear special clothes and glasses at work to keep me safe. In the laboratory I get rid of water samples that aren’t […]

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Volunteering with Wiltshire Police

This article originally appeared on 5 June as a blog on the website of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/2748/Guest-Blog-Jonathan-Grew-WorkFit-Swindon-Liaison-Officer           WorkFit is the Down’s Syndrome Association’s employment programme (supported in the Swindon area by the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group) supporting adults with Down’s syndrome into work […]

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