The Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme goes from strength to strength in Swindon thanks to the continued support of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group

Since 2015, the partnership between the Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) WorkFit programme and the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Support Group has been providing a tailored employment programme for people with Down’s syndrome in Swindon and Wiltshire and we are thrilled to announce that the partnership will be continuing into 2020 and beyond.

WorkFit brings together employers and jobseekers who have Down’s syndrome. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning profile of people who have Down’s syndrome so that they can be supported in the workplace. Work can be anything from paid jobs, volunteering roles, work experience or traineeships.

The new WorkFit Liaison Officer will begin in post this summer, providing local knowledge and on the spot support to employers and candidates seeking work.  We are looking forward to engaging with local business throughout the year and will be pleased to welcome anyone who want to know more to a FREE breakfast meeting in October. You will hear an informal presentation on how WorkFit operates, see film-clips of people who have been successfully placed in work and learn about the benefits to both people with Down’s syndrome who want to work and employers who have supported this. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and chat to other local businesses.  This event was originally scheduled for 27th February, however the decision has been taken to defer until 1st October so that we can introduce our new WorkFit Liaison Officer. Details of the event will be posted on the DSA and Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group social media pages.

We look forward to seeing you there and if you would like any information in the meantime, please email us at dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk or call 0333 1212 300.