Blue Badge entitlement changes

Currently Those who received automatic entitlement to a blue badge because they were awarded DLA mobility under the SMI criteria, no longer automatically qualified for it once they moved to PIP because there was no criteria for behavioural issues. To qualify, people needed at least 8 points from the ‘moving around’ section. Many of our […]

Down2Earth – June Meeting

It was great to see everyone at Down2Earth this Sunday, we started the session by sharing our news. All of our members shared interesting things they had been doing such as going on holiday, going out for a meal and going to their favourite clubs and activities. The theme for this month’s meeting was social […]

Setting a World Record at the London Marathon

Marie Evans recently attempted to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon dressed as DNA, inspired by her son Gabriel, who has Down’s syndrome. She tells us how it all happened… In 2013, the year before our wonderful son Gabriel was born, I ran the Edinburgh Marathon, taking 4 hours, 50 minutes. Upon […]

Our Voice Our Choice – April 2019 meeting

We shared our news – One member of the group showed us some photos of his trip to New Zealand The DSA are thinking about helping people to feel good in happy times and difficult times – So at the meeting we helped the DSA by talking about feelings We thought about the names for […]