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 […]

Government announce mandatory learning disability training

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 […]

Meet Katherine…

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 […]

Updated NHS Resource

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 […]

Down2Earth – October Meeting

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 […]