Swansea’s first anniversary

The DSActive sessions run by Swansea Community Trust are approaching their first anniversary, and one of the DSActive team dropped in to see how they were getting on. The sessions give everyone the chance to play football and meet new friends in a fun and positive environment. The club runs two sessions, one for juniors […]

Government publish Universal Credit update

The Government have published updated information about Universal Credit (UC) and who can claim it. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/universal-credit-and-you Universal credit will eventually replace current means-tested benefits such as income related ESA & JSA,  Housing benefit, Child Tax Credit, Income support and Working Tax Credit. If you are currently in receipt of any of these benefits, you do […]

A visit to Swindon

Swindon’s DSActive session is one of our longest running sessions. They’ve always maintained a great balance between having fun and improving their football skills. With a mixture of ages attending, running the session can sometimes be challenging but the Swindon coaching team always manage to make the training engaging and suitable for everyone. One of […]

“My job is amazing, fun and rewarding!”

WorkFit and the South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) have recently been working with  Tesco in Greater Manchester to develop a permanent paid job for Conor (right). SMDSSG work in partnership with WorkFit in a Local Support Network (LSN) capacity. They have been developing WorkFit in their local area with support from the Employment […]

Our Voice Our Choice – First Meeting of 2018

We started with a catch-up session about what we had done at Christmas. Last year we helped with some research about making decisions. So we talked about what the research has found out and then we had a discussion about making decisions. Hard decisions ‘saying no or stopping something’ ‘to move home’ ‘about work and interviews’ ‘talk to […]

Crystal Palace play Millwall

Earlier this month Crystal Palace hosted a friendly against Millwall. It was a fantastic morning’s football! Sophia from DSActive took a warm-up for both teams. This gave everyone a chance to say ‘hello’ to each other before the matches started in earnest. It was very clear, though, that there was just one thing on all […]