WorkFit secure 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 award of funding is in recognition of our success in supporting people with Down's syndrome into meaningful work opportunities across Wales over the last 4 years. Whilst supporting people into work we have also looked to provide a range of support that we know is important to our members and supporters across the country.
Although WorkFit has mainly focused on supporting candidates into work this funding will also allow us to engage with families and carers of people with Down's syndrome aged 25+ and find out more about what is important to you and how we can best support you. We know that information and support can be difficult to find and access and this is an opportunity for you to talk to us and tap into over 10 years of WorkFit experience.
This funding means we have the opportunity to come out and meet you and discuss a range of topics, including:
Support in relation to employment — we have a long and successful history of supporting people with Down's syndrome into meaningful work opportunities including paid work, work experience and volunteering.
Benefits guidance - The Down's Syndrome Association has dedicated Benefits Advisors who can support families to not only maximise benefit entitlement but to guide them through the ever changing benefits system. This support is free and we are currently supporting lots of families across the UK who are moving to Universal Credits and the move from DLA to PIP.
Access to further learning — we can support you in finding out what is available and how to access in your area.
Services and programmes provided by the Down's Syndrome Association: including DSActive, training about the condition, health information and so much more- - o The Down's Syndrome Association will also look to partner organisations for support and guidance in your area.
While this funding is for the over 25's, we still welcome enquiries from people younger than
WorkFit supports people with Down's syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities that can benefit the rest of their lives. For more information about WorkFit please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit the WorkFit website:www.dsworkfit.org.uk
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