Happy New Year from Our Voice Our Choice

It was good to see everyone. We shared our news – everyone had a good Christmas. This year World Down’s Syndrome Day is about ‘Leave No One Behind’ So we talked about ‘inclusion’ and feeling ‘included’ – we thought these words were difficult Instead we talked about how it feels to be part of Our […]

Down2Earth – January Meeting

It was great catching up with everyone at Down 2 Earth on Sunday and sharing our news of all our Christmas and New Year celebrations. We’ve been very busy with family get-togethers, parties and pantomimes! For the first part of the session, we looked at a draft booklet which has been written to teach primary […]

Congratulations to the winners of our 2018 raffle!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Christmas Raffle at the end of last year by buying and selling tickets. We raised over £13,000 which is wonderful…thank you all so much. The draw has taken place and these are the winning numbers: 1st (£2,500): 015211 2nd (£1,000): 144943 3rd (£750): […]

DSActive receive funding for new nutrition app

The Down’s Syndrome Association’s DSActive programme has been selected as one of three schemes to be given a share of the Digital Inclusion Innovation Fund from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to improve older and disabled people’s lives through innovative technology. The DSActive team will be developing a nutrition app specifically […]

DSA Statement on death of ‘Paul’ from Newham

The Down’s Syndrome Association was shocked and appalled by the recent revelations about the death of a man with Down’s syndrome, who developed gangrene whilst living in a supported living setting in Newham. This distressing case represents failings at a very basic level. The care provider failed to offer even the most basic standards of care […]

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

WPBSA Announces New Partnership with DSActive The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) is today pleased to announce a new partnership with DSActive which will see both organisations work together to provide opportunities for people with Down’s syndrome to participate in snooker. Administered by the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA), the programme aims to provide […]

“Being awarded an MBE made me so proud!”

With actress Sarah Gordy collecting her MBE recently we’ve been speaking to Vivienne Bateson MBE, about what it was like when she received her award ten years ago. Vivienne was honoured in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List for her excellent work at Coventry’s Job Centre Plus. The 47-year-old works on the Business Support team and has […]