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Sarah’s Story

Hello, my name is Sarah. I have Mosaic Down’s syndrome – one in 1,000 people have Down’s syndrome, but only 1 in 50,000 have Mosaic Down’s syndrome like me. I am not very academic, but I get by on what I know and putting on a front and looking as if I know what I’m doing. […]

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WorkFit North Evaluation Reports

We wanted to let you know that our formal evaluation reports for the WorkFit ‘North’ Project (2017-2020) have been published. We are delighted with the findings and hope that you enjoy reading the feedback from our members who have Down’s syndrome, their families and their employers and colleagues. Thank you to everyone who contributed. Evaluation […]

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Angus is working from home with support from The Developer Society and WorkFit.

Angus is working from home with support from The Developer Society and WorkFit. The Impact of Covid-19 Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit in March 2020 people who have Down’s syndrome have been disproportionately impacted in terms of employment. The majority of WorkFit candidates have been furloughed, sometimes more than once, but despite the challenges of […]

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WorkFit Online Event

On Thursday 22nd April at 4pm we are holding an online event on Zoom with WorkFit candidates and their employers, parents/carers and supporters to have a discussion about WorkFit and hear from some of our members. Everyone is welcome. Please complete the form below to register.     First Name Last Name Email Select the appropriate […]

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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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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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Matthew wants to work

Matthew has college diplomas and is determined to get a break so he can move out of his parents’ home and find a girlfriend. Watch Matthew’s story in this short BBC Three film:  

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