Janet Carr

by Carol Boys, Chief Executive I am really sad to announce the death of Dr Janet Carr who died on the 17 March. Janet had been associated  with the DSA for a very long time and her pioneering work made an enormous difference to thousands of people with Down’s syndrome not only in the UK but […]

Tales of the Magical Lots of Socks story competition: entry fee

What would happen if a pair of Lots of Socks gained magical powers..?


We have a special task for you – we want you to tell us a story that answers that question.

You can find all the details of the competition (including terms and conditions) here.

To enter, there is a small fee…but you can choose what you pay!

The fee is either £1, £3, £5 or £10….and every penny will help us to continue our work, making sure people who have Down’s syndrome live full and rewarding lives.

This is a digital product…you’ll be sent an email with pdf files to download


After you’ve paid your fee you’ll be sent two pdf’s:

  • one you can use if you have access to a printer and
  • one that you can use to type right into if you can’t print things off at the moment.

When you’ve finished your story (and maybe drawn a picture of your socks too) you’ll need to scan or photograph your story and picture and email it too: events@downs-syndrome.org.uk

The closing date for the competition is 24 April.

Vinay’s tips for exercising at home

Vinay, our colleague at the DSA, is very keen on exercise and health. He’s shared some top tips with us on how to keep fit and healthy at home. He first wrote this list for winter exercise, but it is just as important to stay active while we are being asked to stay at home. […]