We told each other our news. The DSA wanted to know what we thought about school. We started by sharing our school photos, year books and certificates. Here is what we said: Work is much better than school – Work is different Liked English, Geography & History Enjoyed Food, Technology, PE, Art & Drama School […]
We were thrilled to welcome Tom Mouse, explorer, fundraiser, and star of his very own book series, to the Langdon Down Centre this week.
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 […]
What a day DSA member and campaigner, Sara Pickard, had at the ‘Women of the Year Lunch and Awards’ in London! Here is what she has to say… I felt very honoured to be nominated to attend the ‘Women of the Year’ Lunch and Awards Ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on October […]
One of WorkFit’s most successful partnerships is with XPO Logistics, who have just won the ‘Best Employer Practice’ category at the British Association for Supported Employment (BASE) Awards 2019.
The government has announced it will pilot and roll out mandatory learning disability training for all relevant NHS healthcare professionals. It comes in response to campaigning from ourselves and thousands of others following grave concerns about the widely recognised health inequalities experienced by individuals with a learning disability. Read the ‘Right to be heard’ report […]
You may like to ask your MP, and those who canvas your vote in the street or at your door, how their party will tackle these issues if they form the next government.
Proud mum, Stella, has recently got in touch to tell us about her daughter, Katherine’s lifetime and more recent achievements. “My daughter Katherine is 33. She gained 5 GCSEs at high school. She spent two years at college. For the past 10 years she has worked part time in paid employment for Morrison’s supermarket which […]
On the 4 November 2019, the NHS published updated information about Down’s syndrome. This comprehensive online resource is intended as a reference for anyone looking for information about what living with Down’s syndrome is like. We were delighted to have been working with NHS digital over the last few months and have been very encouraged […]
We had a great Down 2 Earth meeting on Sunday! We shared all our news and several members had birthdays this month, so we sang “Happy Birthday” many times! After our news sharing, the members were given a new Easy Read leaflet to look at and comment on. This was about Thyroid. As usual, our […]