Meet Sarah…

Sarah Gordy MBE is an actor and a dancer. She has appeared in many BBC shows such as Upstairs Downstairs, Call the Midwife, Holby City and Doctors as well as short films, radio dramas, commercials and many theatre productions. Here, she tells us about her career and her involvement with the Radical Beauty Project. My name is Sarah Gordy, […]

World Down Syndrome Congress 2018

The World Down Syndrome Congress came to the UK this year for the first time in its 32 year history. The annual event is run by Down Syndrome International and brings together people with Down’s syndrome, family members and professionals from across the world. WorkFit attended as part of the Down’s Syndrome Association delegation and […]

Meet Anna…

Anna has very kindly written us a guest blog about her involvement in her sister’s art projects. Hi, my name is Anna and I am 19 years old. I volunteer in a charity shop and recently I modelled for my sister, Emily’s, Fine Art degree show. Emily is a student at Coventry University and her […]

“13.1 miles is a long way”

This is a guest blog written by Danielle. Earlier this year Danielle took on her first half marathon with her dad and her sister. These are her own words about how the day went… My name is Danielle, last year I decided I wanted to do a half marathon. I started training and did some […]

Meet Katie…

This guest blog was kindly written for us by a young woman called Katie… My name is Katie and I’m 18 years old. In March I auditioned to take part in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Handover Event. There were lots of other people auditioning too. I didn’t hear anything for 3 days which was […]

Stunning image of the Seven Sisters by Norfolk photographer Emily Buck is winner of My Perspective 2018

Emily Buck has been announced as the overall winner of the Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) international photographic competition, My Perspective 2018. Emily said of her winning image, Seven Sisters: “I like the contrast between the blue sky and the white cliffs and the different shapes of the beach and sea.” Emily also won the competition […]

What makes a journey successful?

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor You can arrange to meet someone at the end of your journey when you travel by bus or train. Make sure you have your bus pass and rail pass on you. Make sure when you are travelling you keep your bags and things with you. You can travel with […]

Glasgow welcomes 13th World Down Syndrome Congress

DSi/Down's Syndrome Scotland for World Congress 2018 - the Commissioners

Glasgow is getting set to host the 13th World Down Syndrome Congress, a global event attended by over 1200 families and people with Down’s syndrome, as well as health care practitioners, education professionals and experts at the forefront of research and best practice in the care and development of people with the condition. Hosted by […]