Members of SWEI have significant, varied and recent experience of undertaking research and evaluation on employment support. Our projects are tailor-made, but all are underpinned by our knowledge of best practice principles and our belief in the right to paid work, with good support.
Evaluation of the WorkFit Wales Project
SWEI has been commissioned by the Down’s Syndrome Associate (DSA) to evaluate their WorkFit Wales project. WorkFit Wales is supporting people with Down’s syndrome to have a better chance of sustained employment, through paid work and work-related roles.
The purpose of the evaluation is to look in detail at the impact of the WorkFit project on people in work, their family members, employers and co-workers in order to find out what difference the project is making to people’s lives.
Steve Beyer and Ruth Townsley from SWEI are carrying out the evaluation for the DSA and it is running concurrently with the WorkFit project from September 2014 until April 2017. Steve and Ruth are working closely with Simon James from WorkFit Wales to collect information from people with Down’s syndrome at three different points of their involvement in the WorkFit project. They are also speaking with people’s parents or carers, their employers and some of their work colleagues where possible.
The WorkFit project itself, and the evaluation, are funded by the Big Lottery.
For more information about the WorkFit evaluation, please contact Steve Beyer or Ruth Townsley: