New Research Study: Older Carers

On Wednesday 20 November, Julian Hallett, DSA Services Development Manager, was delighted to be involved in an event launching the findings of an important research study which looked at the experiences of older parents of adults with a learning disability. The research was commissioned by New Forest Mencap and was funded by the Big Lottery […]

Let’s Talk About Relationships and Sex

The Information and Training Team have spent much of the last year developing a new eight week training course package for adults with Down’s syndrome covering all aspects of relationships and sex education (RSE). Whilst most people with Down’s syndrome will have had access to some form of RSE at school, the timescales of these […]

New NICE guidance on growing older

Earlier this year, the DSA was pleased to be involved in shaping new guidance around growing older with a learning disability. We responded to a National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) consultation on developing new standards for services to adopt. These have now been published. It covers all settings where care and support is provided, […]