The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health have just completed a consultation on how government can halve the disability employment gap. You can find out more about the consultation here. The Down’s Syndrome Association responded to the consultation and you can download our response here.
Background Sleep disturbance is common and can have harmful psychological and physical effects. People with a learning disability are at a particularly high risk. While sleep disturbance in children with Down’s syndrome has received a reasonable amount of attention, relatively little has been written about adults with Down’s syndrome, especially those of an older age. […]
We had a very busy session in February, planning for filming for Down’s syndrome Awareness Week 2017. We had a catch up and talked about what we had been up to. One member of the group had just come back from a skiing trip and another had difficulties with college which she wanted to talk […]
Down2Earth were back again this weekend sharing their thoughts and having their say about World Down Syndrome Day. We started the day by reminding ourselves of the group rules, which include ‘listen to each other’ and ‘include everyone’. We asked the group what they thought were key issues affecting people with Down’s syndrome. Some of […]
by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor It is important to keep active and keep busy. You could help in the garden or spend time with mum and dad. Doing this will keep you busy and doing different things. I was all over the place when I was younger! My three nephews like football and tennis, […]
The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) has been selected by the world-leading expert in imaging sciences, Imanova, as their Charity of the Year 2017. Kevin Cox, Imanova’s Chief Executive Officer commented, “Imanova is delighted to support the Down’s Syndrome Association as our Charity of the Year. We are committed to helping the community, therefore, each year […]
by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Hi all. Kate Powell here! In the last Down2Earth group meeting we spent time talking about achievements, I am going to talk to you about my own achievements. Dance Awards I have dance awards in American Smooth, Street dance and Bollywood dancing. Places travelled I am proud of all […]
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Independent review looking at the outcomes and experiences of children and young people attending residential special schools and colleges.