Happy New Year! | Kate’s blog

We had a very quiet Christmas but we did celebrate the New Year with snacks, a glass of bubbly and a few verses of Auld Lang Syne. As all my classes have been closed because of the latest Covid regulations I will resume my dance and theatre classes using zoom. I will miss meeting my […]

Raffle Winners Announced 2020

We would like to extend our sincere thank you to everyone who entered this year’s DSA Raffle! The winning numbers can be found below: 1st Prize – 29614 2nd Prize – 10669 3rd Prize – 07625 4th Prize – 31660 5th Prize – 12148 If you recognise one of these numbers, please get in touch: […]

Making gingerbread houses

One of my favourite things to do before Christmas is to make a gingerbread house. It brings back wonderful memories of when my nieces and nephews were small. Mum, dad and I would make basic houses and then at our Christmas get together, the children would decorate individual houses with sweets and icing. For the […]

I am in The Crown! | Kate’s blog

It was my first week at home since the latest lockdown. I will miss seeing my friends at classes but the good thing is we can carry on meeting on Zoom thanks to Baked Bean my service provider. Back in February the Baked Bean drama group I belong too, sent some of us to be […]

Universal Credit Changes

Changes from 16 November – for those paid monthly Some of our members may be affected by the current rules if they are occasionally paid early because of ‘non-banking’ days. Earnings are usually reported through the real time information service (RTI). Getting paid on these days has resulted in two sets of wages going through […]