Living in Wales and being bilingual

By Jane Mcilveen, Ruth Thomas and Sara Pickard Jane, who is our Development Officer in North Wales, introduces the experiences of two people with Down’s syndrome speaking Welsh and English… I have worked for the DSA in North Wales for five years. I moved here from England in 1998. I knew people spoke Welsh in […]

Adult Social Care Series – new resources on their way

We are currently working on a new addition to our adult social care series. The new factsheet will help adults with Down’s syndrome (18+) and their supporters prepare for Needs Assessments and Carers Assessments in England. Local authorities complete Needs Assessments to work out how much care and support a person needs to live their day-to-day life. […]

I have a new exercise programme!

Photo by: www.localfitness.com.au

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have a new exercise programme – aqua aerobics. I had my first lesson on Monday, loved it and will be going back next week. I do walking up and down and running on the spot and use foam weights in the water it is great fun and love […]

Feltham Swimming Gala

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor The Dolphins swimming club went to the Feltham swimming gala. We had lots of parents that came to watch us, that was wonderful, plus it was Mother’s Day too. I did my mum proud. We did really good races, I was in 3 races and a relay that the […]

Spring

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor It  is  wonderful  seeing the sun shining outside Like seeing the spring colours everywhere its Great  seeing Children playing  and dogs with Their owners having walks  how lovely is that And  everyone enjoying  the sunshine it’s a warm Feeling  for everyone lets get everyone out and About  lets  share […]

Geneva

L'allée des drapeaux at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva by Maina Kiai, via flickr

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor On Monday 20 March Bethany and I went to Geneva in  Switzerland to attend the U.N. for World Downs Syndrome Day. The theme was called “MY Voice My Community” and it was about people with Down’s syndrome having a voice and speaking up. On the first day which was […]