“My job is amazing, fun and rewarding!”

WorkFit and the South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) have recently been working with  Tesco in Greater Manchester to develop a permanent paid job for Conor (right). SMDSSG work in partnership with WorkFit in a Local Support Network (LSN) capacity. They have been developing WorkFit in their local area with support from the Employment […]

WorkFit Wales sees fantastic results

In 2014 the Down’s Syndrome Association secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund Wales to develop WorkFit in Wales. Our aim was to help candidates aged 14-25 years to secure meaningful work that they wanted and enjoyed, doing work that interested them and they were good at. Once this funding ended we commissioned an external […]

“His work ethic is incredible!”

Workfit have recently had the pleasure of working with Horwich Cohen Coghlan (HCC) Solicitors in Manchester to create a permanent paid position for Bilal. Earlier in the year Bilal had completed a successful work experience placement at Eastlands Trust. HCC Solicitors is a busy firm of specialist personal injury lawyers. They have a large and […]

Our statement on Philip Hammond’s recent comments on Britain’s productivity

Philip Hammond recently commented that Britain’s sluggish productivity could partly be blamed on more disabled people in the workforce. It would be interesting to know where he got this information from. An external evaluation of WorkFit, the DSA’s employment programme, found that companies who have members of staff with Down’s syndrome on their payroll reported […]

Sophie Excels at the A1L2B project

WorkFit have recently been working with Carillion and Morgan Sindall to offer a 15 week paid work placement to WorkFit candidate Sophie at their joint A1L2B project. Becca, Project Skills Co-ordinator for A1L2B, first contacted WorkFit in March 2017 to find out more about the project and how they could get involved. She told us […]

BASE Conference 2017

On the 8 and 9 November, WorkFit attended the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Annual Conference at the Jury’s Inn Waterfront Hotel in Brighton. We delivered a presentation on employer collaboration and enjoyed valuable networking opportunities. We hosted an exhibition stand in the Hotel Atrium on both days of the conference to showcase WorkFit […]