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 […]

Portsmouth Tennis Festival 2018

Summer can bring many happy changes: longer evenings, lots of sunshine and warmer weather. For the DSActive team, summer means that the tennis season is well underway! Recently, the DSActive team paid a visit to Portsmouth to run a DSActive tennis festival with John and his excellent team at Portsmouth Tennis Centre. The festival started […]

Start up a Rally at Shooter Hill Tennis Club

The DSActive team recently visited a tennis session at Shooters Hill Tennis Club. The coaches started with a group warm-up which involved all the players and some of their parents. The warm-up activity was called handball and each player was demonstrating fundamental movements such as throwing the balls, catching the balls and running with the […]

Marine Hotel raise vital funds for WorkFit

Many of our WorkFit employers choose to support our work in a range of ways alongside employing candidates. We were delighted to visit the Marine Hotel in Devon recently to collect a cheque for their fundraising efforts in 2017. The hotel has raised a fantastic £1,172 from the sale of raffle tickets during their “Tinsel […]