Cardiac care guidelines

By Carol Boys, Chief Executive At the end of last year, we shared an update about our World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidance project. I thought it was worth revisiting that topic today to update you all on the progress that has been made. Background Many years ago, the DSA campaigned for better healthcare for people […]

New diabetes resources

We were very pleased to be asked for our input last year with the  production of some resources to help professionals ensure they are providing  a high quality service to people with diabetes and a learning disability. Our information team contributed to the following resources: Top tips for practitioners: Talking to people with a learning […]

Taking action on dementia

On 19 September our Services Development Manager, Julian Hallett, attended a very interesting conference in London hosted by The Dementia Action Alliance. The Alliance is a network of organisations, partly funded by Public Health England, whose aim is to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. They currently have a focus on improving […]

Supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of people with Down’s syndrome

By Stuart Mills, Information Officer, Down’s Syndrome Association Mental wellbeing Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, describes mental wellbeing as follows: “Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing. But it’s far from the whole. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are […]