Wales Education Bill receives Royal Assent

By Julian Hallett, Services Development Manager On 24 January the long awaited Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent. Many of you will be aware that we have been working alongside Welsh Government and partners across the statutory and voluntary sectors in shaping this important legislation, since it was first proposed, more […]

Blue badge consultation – have your say

The Government is looking at the way the Blue Badge scheme currently works for people with non-physical disabilities. For those receiving higher rate DLA mobility component, there is an automatic entitlement to the Blue Badge. Unfortunately this isn’t the case with Personal Independence payment if you live in England or Northern Ireland. You may find […]

Response to the Church of England’s discussion paper – ‘Valuing People with Down’s Syndrome’

We understand the concern that surrounds the proposed introduction of NIPT in NHS settings. The impact of the new test will be monitored, as recommended by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics last year, but at the moment we don’t yet know what effect offering NIPT more widely will have. The need for up-to-date, accurate, information […]

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 […]