MPT take on a WorkFit candidate

Today’s guest post comes from one of our WorkFit partners, MPT, who have just welcomed Ben on a 12-week work placement.  It is with great pleasure that MPT recently welcomed our new staff member Ben to the Trafford Park Line team. He will be working alongside our administration team helping to keep the office running […]

A Friday evening in Nottingham

Last Friday saw one of the DSActive team dropping by to watch the DSActive football session with Burton Joyce Football Club in Nottingham, a session which recently celebrated its 3rd anniversary and sees 12-15 participants turning up each week. The ground is set in the beautiful Nottingham countryside and the session is a real family […]

WorkFit South West Conference 2018

On 15 March we held our annual South West Conference in the beautiful setting of Hannah’s at Seale Hayne. We were delighted to welcome current and prospective employers as well as candidates, parents and support workers. During the day, guests heard how WorkFit is working with employers across the region to create successful placements for […]

Glasgow welcomes 13th World Down Syndrome Congress

DSi/Down's Syndrome Scotland for World Congress 2018 - the Commissioners

Glasgow is getting set to host the 13th World Down Syndrome Congress, a global event attended by over 1200 families and people with Down’s syndrome, as well as health care practitioners, education professionals and experts at the forefront of research and best practice in the care and development of people with the condition. Hosted by […]

Tell It Right® Update – the DSA’s work relating to the roll-out of NIPT within NHS settings in England and Wales

In the run up to the roll out of NIPT in England, the DSA and other organisations and parent focus groups, including Down’s Syndrome Research Foundation and SOFT-UK, who support families of children with Edwards or Patau’s syndromes, have been working, within limits, with the Public Health England (PHE) Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme. In addition, Public […]

Awareness Week 2018: the best yet!

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2018 (19 and 25 March) saw people across the country celebrating and raising awareness of Down’s syndrome and fundraising for WorkFit and the DSA in a whole variety of different ways. Many of our WorkFit partners took part in the Great WorkFit Sock Challenge and WorkFit was brilliantly represented at an […]

A trip to Cheshire

Back in 2015, the DSActive team met with Egerton FC and Cheshire Down’s Syndrome Support Group to launch a DSActive football session with the club. To celebrate the session successfully reaching its third year, one of the DSActive team joined in with one their sessions. The session started with a really fun warm up before […]