Why do I volunteer? Karon’s story

I’ve been a volunteer with the Down’s Syndrome Association in Northern Ireland for eight years now. Together with my husband, Roger, and five other volunteers, I currently organise the Tuesday evening social activities.  We support a group of around 13 young adults to get together for a night of fun, friendly banter and craic every […]

Ballymoney Youth Group

Ballymoney Allsorts youth club have had a jam-packed and fun-filled year. Our weekly sessions now regularly welcome 30 young people who come to enjoy themselves with their friends and try new things. There’s always lots of fun activities, including baking, making greetings cards, karaoke and quizzes. Here is just a taste of the things we […]

Tell It Right training in Northern Ireland

It is vital that expectant parents are supported throughout their pregnancy by maternity professionals who have access to up-to-date and accurate information about Down’s syndrome – the life prospects of people with the condition, the impact on families, they support that is available and the joys and challenges of having a child with Down’s syndrome. […]

News from Northern Ireland

By Donna Lynch, Regional Manager & Director of Adult Services – Northern Ireland I hope this blog finds you in good health and high spirits. I am writing this post at a time of great change and uncertainty in the world. Close to home, we don’t currently have a devolved government and Brexit is looming […]

Halloween

by Rachel Johnston, Harvest Project worker, DSA Northern Ireland This Halloween, The Harvest Project Social Groups have been enjoying the festivities. Our Belfast group went on a trip to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory.  There we went back in time and learnt all about Aunt Sandra and how the Candy Factory came to be.  We got […]