Tennis in Telford

The Telford Tennis Centre has become the latest tennis centre to offer a DSActive tennis session. The new session was launched with an open day for new players, supported by Tennis Shropshire, Tennis Foundation and Energize Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. One of the DSActive team went along to join in… To celebrate the new DSActive […]

The Reader wins at the Brain Charity Awards

We are delighted to reveal that the winner of The Brain Charity’s 25th Anniversary Award for Most Supportive Employer is WorkFit employer The Reader Café! The Reader is a national charity and social enterprise based in Liverpool. Since 2002 they have pioneered the use of Shared Reading in the UK and beyond to improve wellbeing, […]

Blue Badge News

The Government has clarified the blue badge criteria. Many of our members who previously received automatic entitlement to a blue badge (because they were awarded DLA mobility under the SMI criteria), no longer qualified for it once they moved to PIP because there is no criteria for behavioural issues. The requirement (for automatic blue badge) […]

World Down Syndrome Congress: Day 1 Summary

Staff from our Information & Training team and WorkFit are learning lots and meeting some amazing people at the World Down Syndrome Congress in Glasgow. Here is a brief summary of the talks they attended and gave on Day 1 of the Congress. Sex and Relationship Education for People with Down’s Syndrome – from adolescence […]

Celebrating Wimbledon in style

To celebrate the end of Wimbledon 2018, DSActive ran a tennis festival at the National Tennis Center, Roehampton. We had 10 people with Down’s syndrome which attended the event. The National Tennis Center is home of UK Tennis and many tennis players train at the centre. British star Andy Murray was training on the same day […]

“13.1 miles is a long way”

This is a guest blog written by Danielle. Earlier this year Danielle took on her first half marathon with her dad and her sister. These are her own words about how the day went… My name is Danielle, last year I decided I wanted to do a half marathon. I started training and did some […]