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Celebrations as employee with Down’s syndrome reaches 20-year milestone

A man with Down’s syndrome has been celebrating working for the same wine merchants for 20 years.William Westbrooke, 47, has worked at The Wine Company in Colchester for the past two decades, supported in recent years by service provider Essex Cares’ Linked Employment service, which places adults with disabilities in jobs and supports them in their role. Employment adviser Jonathan Smith explained that William is the only Linked Employment service user to have worked in the same job for such a long time. “William originally started at the company on a work experience programme for 15 hours a week, undertaking


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