Down2Earth Meeting – February 2020

We had an exciting time at our meeting last Sunday!  A photographer called Richard Bailey came and ran a very special photography workshop for Down2Earth members in the beautiful Normansfield Theatre. After everyone had introduced themselves and shared their news, we had a slideshow of some of the photos that had been entered into the […]

The Down’s Syndrome Association’s WorkFit programme goes from strength to strength in Swindon thanks to the continued support of the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Group

Since 2015, the partnership between the Down’s Syndrome Association’s (DSA) WorkFit programme and the Swindon Down’s Syndrome Support Group has been providing a tailored employment programme for people with Down’s syndrome in Swindon and Wiltshire and we are thrilled to announce that the partnership will be continuing into 2020 and beyond. WorkFit brings together employers […]

New research into the causes of Down’s syndrome

Scientists in London have released new research which shows that genetic factors that cause Down’s syndrome, are more varied than previously thought. Using mice models, the researchers at University College London (UCL) found that multiple genes contribute to problems in memory and decision-making associated with Down’s syndrome. Previous thinking was that a single gene, or […]

Congratulations to the winners of our 2019 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 £15,731 which is AMAZING…thank you all so much. The draw has taken place and these are the winning numbers: 1st  (£2,500) – 090905 2nd  (£1,000) – […]