About Down's Syndrome : Equality Act

DSA Submission on the Equality Act

The Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 was set up on 11th June 2015 to consider the impact the Act has had on people with disabilities. The DSA has submitted evidence based upon information provided by its members.

The Equality Act gives individuals greater protection from unfair discrimination and makes it easier for employers, companies and education providers to understand their responsibilities. It also sets the standard for those who provide public services to treat everyone, with dignity and respect. The Human Rights and Equality Commission provides information and guidance for people who use services and those who provide them.

What's New

  • More than 500 downloads for DSActive Health Swap app

    A new app designed to help people with Down’s syndrome make healthier eating and exercise choices, has been downloaded more than 500 times in its first three weeks. Created by our <a href="http…

  • New NICE guidance on growing older

    Earlier this year, the DSA was pleased to be involved in shaping new guidance around growing older with a learning disability. We responded to a National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NIC…

  • We know the secret to a happy marriage

    Tommy and Maryanne Pilling say they know the secret to a happy marriage – “I love my Tommy, he is my husband. We do lots of things together and he is my best friend”. The couple have jus…