Challenging times

by Carol Boys, Chief Executive, Down’s Syndrome Association Since Tuesday, when we shared the Government’s decision to add adults who have Down’s syndrome to the list of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, we have been inundated with calls, questions and stories that clearly illustrate the huge impact this decision is having on our community. […]

Mum launches new language cards

New mum Becca approached us as she has designed a range of digital social media cards. She wants to help share with people the terminology she would like to see used when talking about her son Arthur. The cards are available on our website for people to download and use to help spread the word. […]

Planning for your child’s return to school

Down's syndrome

We are understandably getting many calls from parents asking for advice to support them in making decisions about their child returning to school in September. We understand that this prospect may raise many questions for you and will differ depending on the particular needs of your child and the setting they attend. We thought it […]

We won! WorkFit film wins ‘Charity Film of the Year’

We wanted our WorkFit film ‘When I Grow Up…’, to change people’s attitudes towards employing someone with Down’s syndrome. It was a collaboration with internet sensations Ollie and Cameron. It shows the seven-year-old identical twins testing out jobs at the fire service, a café, hairdressers and supermarket, and promotes the message that children with Down’s syndrome should […]

Meet Mercy and her Big Sister, Hannah

Hannah is a 22 year old Fashion Media and Promotion student who has just finished university. Her final project was inspired by her little sister, Mercy… “My main inspiration for this project came from my youngest sister, Mercy, who is a nine year old fashion-lover who has Down’s Syndrome. I planned to create a ‘Young […]

50 Paintings Of My Sister

Rebecca Hindle has just finished her degree in Fine Arts and her final installation was this collection of paintings of her sister, Charlotte, who has Down’s syndrome. She chose to do this to raise awareness and to show the different sides of Charlotte’s personality. We think you will agree, it is an amazing piece of […]

Meet one of our 50 for 50 jumpers

Disclaimer: We were very sad to have to cancel our #50for50 jump this Saturday due to coronavirus. We are however incredibly proud of our jumpers who have done some amazing fundraising – and we will be rescheduling! We would still like to introduce you to one of our jumpers Annabel… Annabel Tall is one of […]