Meet Daniel

To say Daniel’s a pretty active guy is a bit of an understatement – he swims with the Down Syndrome GB team, plays football with Everton in the Community and is due to compete at the Trisome 2020 Games Antalya, Turkey in April.

On top of this, he is employed by Partnership for Learning Charity (P4LC), a charity that provides its clients with state-of-the-art training and conference facilities.

Workfit North West had a wonderful opportunity to catch up with Daniel and find out more about his position within the charity.

Daniel discovered WorkFit through a family friend who had recently obtained a paid position with the support of the programme. He contacted WorkFit and following a home visit, he was invited to visit P4LC to meet the team and see if it was somewhere he wanted to work.

Maureen, CEO of P4LC made Daniel feel very welcome and just 8 weeks into his 12 week work experience he was offered a paid position as a Facilities Assistant with the charity. Daniel has mastered his busy role involving food preparation, maintaining the kitchen and conference areas and keeping customers fuelled throughout the day.

Working at PFL has given Daniel a great sense of achievement. He is proud to have a job and be the same as his brother and sister. It has given him purpose and he enjoys the banter and fun of being part of a team. Daniel’s confidence has grown significantly since he started work, and he has developed a sense of responsibility by getting up early and making sure he looks smart.’ Francesca, Daniel’s mother

This sense of pride was reflected when WorkFit visited P4LC, after having a tour or the centre, Daniel commented that he enjoys everything about his job. He said: ‘I really like the people I work with and I love the lunch.’ Amongst the lively football banter between colleagues Daniel said the only thing he didn’t like was that everyone was a red and he’s a blue!

The staff team reflected that they had seen Daniel develop his skills and become much more confident since starting the role in November 2018. Maureen CEO said: ‘Daniel is just a joy, he is part of the team and has settled into his role well’.

Daniel clearly loves working at P4LC; he is a popular and well-regarded member of the team. He receives outstanding support from his colleagues at P4LC, who are passionate and committed and we are very grateful for their continued dedication to the WorkFit programme.

To find out more about WorkFit and how we support people with Down’s Syndrome to access meaningful work opportunities that can benefit the rest of their lives, please contact the team on 0333 12 12 300 or email us on dsworkfit@downs-syndrome.org.uk

For more information visit the WorkFit website: www.dsworkfit.org.uk

Conference Catering

We are pleased to announce our new buffet menus for 2020. They are as follows:

Breakfast Options:

  • Bacon, Sausage or Egg Barms £2.20
  • Warm Danish Pastries (v) £2.00

Restaurant Lunch: £6.25

  • Main Meal
  • Drink
  • Chocolate Bar

Working Lunch: £6.50

  • Platter of Freshly Cut Sandwiches and Wraps (n)
  • Chunky Chips
  • Mini Quiche selection (v) (n) or Freshly Baked Sausage Rolls
  • Fruit Bowl and Cakes
  • Tea, Coffee and Orange Juice

Healthy Buffet: £7.75 (minimum 10 people)

  • Platter of Freshly Cut Sandwiches and Wraps (n)
  • A Selection of Seasonal Salads (v)
  • Oven Baked Chicken on a bed of Roasted Vegetables
  • Baby Boiled Potatoes (v)
  • Roasted Stuffed Peppers (v) (n)
  • Fruit Platter
  • Tea, Coffee and Orange Juice

Light Buffet: £8.50

  • A Selection of Freshly Cut Sandwiches (n)
  • A Selection of Seasonal Salads (v)
  • Skewered Fresh Chicken Kebabs / Mini Home-made Cottage Pies with Cheddar Mash (Can also be made using Quorn) (Please advise of your choice)
  • Mini Quiche selection (v) (n)
  • Chunky Chips
  • Fruit Bowl
  • Cakes (n)
  • Tea, Coffee and Orange Juice

Snacks and Refreshments

  • Tea and Coffee £1.00 per serving
  • Tea and Coffee with Biscuits £1.50 per serving
  • Afternoon Tea, Coffee and Cakes (n) £2.50 per serving
  • Fruit Juice Jug £3.00

(v) Vegetarian
(n) May contain traces of nuts

Please make us aware of any dietary requirements or allergies as these can be catered for.

All prices are subject to VAT

Coronavirus Update

The entire country is taking Coronavirus very serious and we want to send all our clients an email to say here at Partnership for Learning Charity we are doing the same. Please see list below to see what precautions we are taking in order to reduce the risk of any bacteria or virus from spreading around the building.

  • We provided hand sanitiser throughout the building.
  • Our hand wash in toilets throughout the building has hand sanitiser included.
  • All kitchen worktops are being sterilised frequently throughout the day.
  • All coffee station equipment will be wiped with antibacterial wipes/sprays throughout the day.
  • Where possible we are having only one member of staff handle money during breakfast & dinner service.
  • All public tables are being wiped with antibacterial wipes/sprays throughout the day.
  • Bannisters are being wiped with antibacterial wipes/sprays throughout the day.
  • All landing ledges and door handles are being wiped with antibacterial wipes/sprays throughout the day.
  • Reception is being wiped with antibacterial wipes/sprays throughout the day.
  • The frequency at when cleaning and sanitising has been carried out has been increased over the past weeks and will continue

We will not for the foreseeable future be providing pens/pencils with the rooms and all pens on reception will be wiped throughout the day.

If you have any questions please get in touch with is on 0151 288 2100

All staff members are fully aware of the importance of cleanliness and are ensuring that steps are taken continually.