Statement on decision by High Court to permit judicial review into decisions made by coroner at the inquest into the death of Jacqueline Maguire

‘We are encouraged to hear permission has been granted  for a judicial review to look  at certain decisions made by the coroner at the inquest in to the death of Jacqueline Maguire who had Down’s syndrome.  The Down’s Syndrome Association has ongoing and serious concerns about the premature deaths of people with Down’s syndrome. We […]

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 raffle!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Raffle at the end of last year by buying and selling tickets. We raised over £13,000 which is wonderful…thank you all so much. The draw has taken place and these are the winning numbers: 1st (£2,500): 015211 2nd (£1,000): 144943 3rd (£750): […]

DSA Statement on death of ‘Paul’ from Newham

The Down’s Syndrome Association was shocked and appalled by the recent revelations about the death of a man with Down’s syndrome, who developed gangrene whilst living in a supported living setting in Newham. This distressing case represents failings at a very basic level. The care provider failed to offer even the most basic standards of care […]