The Finance & Leasing Association support the Down’s Syndrome Association at their annual dinner

An amazing £20,370 was raised for the Down’s Syndrome Association at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) annual dinner, which was held on 26 February 2019 at the prestigious Grosvenor House, London W1. The FLA selected the Down’s Syndrome Association as their charity to support at the association’s black-tie dinner.  The event was attended by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WorkFit employers share their experience at North West Conference

One of the great benefits of attending a regional WorkFit Conference is the chance to hear directly from employers and their employees. At the recent 2018 North West Conference we had the pleasure of hearing presentations from several employers from across the North West. They spoke about their positive experiences of employing candidates, through WorkFit, […]

Celebrating the Success of WorkFit North West

A year after she joined the DSA’s WorkFit team, Employment Development Officer (EDO) Fran Austin was thrilled to welcome candidates, parents, employers and professionals to the Revolution bar at Deansgate Locks, Manchester, for a celebration of WorkFit North West. Last month’s event gave Fran a chance to highlight what she has achieved in the last […]

World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress came to the UK this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The annual event is run by Down Syndrome International and brings together people with Down’s syndrome, family members and professionals from across the world. WorkFit attended as part of the Down’s Syndrome Association delegation and […]