By Carol Boys, Chief Executive As the start of our 50th anniversary grows ever closer, I have been spending quite a bit of time in the last few weeks reflecting on past achievements for people with Down’s syndrome. One of the major milestones of the last fifty years was the 1981 Education Act. It introduced […]
The Information and Training Team have spent much of the last year developing a new eight week training course package for adults with Down’s syndrome covering all aspects of relationships and sex education (RSE). Whilst most people with Down’s syndrome will have had access to some form of RSE at school, the timescales of these […]
by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Hello I am Kate…I’m here to talk about the summer holidays that I have been on. I went to Kosovo with the Larandina dance group. It went very well. We performed on stage and met some friendly people. I also went to Bognor Regis with the Baked Bean group […]
How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago. I live alone now. Where do you work? What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]
The Down’s Syndrome Association is horrified by the details revealed today about the death of ‘Jo-Jo’. It is appalling to read about yet another person who had Down’s syndrome, and their family, being let down by the health and social care agencies that were supposed to be supporting them. The Safeguarding Adults Review published in […]
Sharing news that might be unexpected with prospective or new parents is probably one of the most important aspects of your role. We know that you will want to do this well and feel prepared and confident in answering any queries parents might have. These tips will help healthcare professionals who are giving the diagnosis […]
2019 is passing very quickly and as we are between issues of The Journal we thought we’d gather together some news that might not have yet reached you yet.
The winners of this year’s My Perspective international photography competition have been revealed…