Category Archives: Wales

“I’ll tell you why I like working…I like all the people who work here. I’m very proud of myself and I enjoy it!”

Celebrating three years of WorkFit Wales – supporting people with Down’s syndrome into work Employers, parents, employees, politicians and representatives from schools and colleges across Wales were welcomed at a special event held at The Senedd on Monday 22 May to celebrate three years of WorkFit Wales, a specialist service to support people with Down’s […]

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Luke’s work experience has certainly paid off!

Luke is 22 years old and lives in South Wales. He started in July 2016, working on a Saturday morning in Dunelm. During his initial work experience he learned essential café skills, made some good friends and enjoyed the whole experience. Dunelm immediately saw Luke’s potential. Luke has now progressed and has a paid role […]

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A parent’s perspective of WorkFit

Ffion’s mum has shared her views on WorkFit and employment… My name is Janice; my daughter Ffion who is nearly 18 years old has Down’s syndrome. She attends High School where she is in the 6th form and she is a prefect. After a very successful work experience placement in an office, Ffion is keen […]

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Cardiff City FC Foundation offer Luke a volunteer coaching role

The Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) connection with Cardiff City FC Foundation began in January 2011 when DSActive started working with the club to set up a football team specifically for people with Down’s syndrome. Since then, the Cardiff Bluebirds have gone from strength to strength. The number of players has grown and they have been […]

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Jack and Rhys in Wales have both completed work experience

Last month we talked about the importance of meaningful work experience and heard about Luke and Ffion’s time at Dunelm Mill and Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS). Today we’ll find out how Jack and Rhys did in their work experience placements. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Jack is 21 and lives in South Wales. He is a keen […]

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In Wales Luke and Ffion have both completed work experience

WorkFit would always encourage young people to try and include some work experience in their busy lives, if possible. Many young people with Down’s syndrome in school and college may not be able to benefit from “meaningful work experience”. We see huge long term benefits in introducing work experience at the earliest possible time and are happy to […]

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Ffion- My Story

My name is Ffion.  When I returned to school as a 6th form student I was very nervous and excited about the new changes and challenges I would be experiencing. Being a 6th form student, it is very different. Teachers talk to you like an adult and you can decide what subjects you like to study. I’m […]

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WorkFit Wales Roadshow

WorkFit in Wales recently held their first WorkFit Roadshow. It was a wonderful opportunity to get together with people working in the Cardiff area. WorkFit is planning to hold similar Roadshows around the country. It’s great to be able to listen to people we’ve worked with, people we’ve supported on the project and people who […]

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WorkFit Cymru- Un Flwyddyn Ymlaen

Since our launch in October of 2014, WorkFit Wales has travelled the length and breadth of the country supporting people with Down’s syndrome to move into or closer to the world of work. Our aim was and still is to raise the aspirations of young people with Down’s syndrome in Wales by providing advice, guidance […]

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Laura’s work experience at Cardiff University

Laura who lives near Cardiff has recently benefited from the WorkFit project in Wales. Laura is now entering her last year at Derwen College and felt that it would be a good time to start thinking about life after college. Laura enjoys work experience whilst at college and has developed many admin skills whilst there. […]

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