WorkFit News

WorkFit secures new funding from Active Inclusion

WorkFit are pleased to announce that we been awarded funding from the Active Inclusion Fund to provide support to people with Down’s syndrome aged 25+ and their families and their carers across Wales. This funding is a recognition of our success in supporting people with Down’s syndrome into meaningful work opportunities across Wales over the […]

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WorkFit creates our 250th placement

We are pleased to announce that Lucy, pictured right, has recently become the 250th  WorkFit  placement since 2012. She has started a 12 week work experience placement as an Administrative Assistant at the Thornton NHS Practice in Lancashire. Lucy has a range of duties, including opening and sorting mail and managing and ordering stationery and we wish […]

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WorkFit shortlisted at the ERSA Awards

We are always pleased when our work is recognised, therefore we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories at the Employment Related Services Association Employability Awards 2018 held on the 14 June. The awards provide an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional work of people and organisations supporting people into or […]

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New WorkFit Wales Opportunity

The WorkFit programme can help you to find the job opportunity that you want. We have received new funding from Active Inclusion Wales.  We support people with Down’s syndrome in Wales and we can help you with benefits, education and other services provided by the DSA.    We can tell you about sports activities that you […]

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MPT take on a WorkFit candidate

Today’s guest post comes from one of our partners, MPT, who have just welcomed Ben on a 12 week work placement: It is with great pleasure that MPT recently welcomed our new staff member Ben to the Trafford Park Line team. He will be working alongside our administration team helping to keep the office running […]

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WorkFit South West Conference 2018

On 15 March we held our annual South West Conference in the beautiful setting of Hannah’s at Seale Hayne. We were delighted to welcome current and prospective employers as well as candidates, parents and support workers. During the day, guests heard how WorkFit is working with employers across the region to create successful placements for […]

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Awareness Week 2018: the best yet!

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2018 (19 and 25 March) saw people across the country celebrating and raising awareness of Down’s syndrome and fundraising for WorkFit and the DSA in a whole variety of different ways. Many of our WorkFit partners took part in the Great WorkFit Sock Challenge and WorkFit was brilliantly represented at an […]

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Lovely to hear about Lauren

We always love to hear how our candidates are getting on after they have secured a placement. We were therefore delighted to hear how Lauren (pictured below) is getting on in her permanent, paid job at Merkle Periscopix, a pay-per-click advertising agency. Merkle Periscopix registered with WorkFit in 2016. We delivered a free session of […]

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