Will you offer a helping hand?

Photo by Hubert Lawless, My Perspective finalist 2015 Did you know? Around 20% of children with Down’s syndrome have complex needs. This means that they could have an additional diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or ADHD, and/or OCD. They may have additional support needs because of this. What does this mean for families? While […]

Luke’s dancing success

Luke’s dance teacher at Dance 21 got in touch with us to tell us about his success after he won the Bam Bam Boogies Dance Battle in Essex. He was also awarded the Brian Jiggins Award, something Dance 21 gives out termly to their dancers. Here is a little bit more about Luke and what he […]

A big ‘thank you’ to Kew Village Fair

On Sunday Beth, on of our Information & Training Officers, received a cheque for £975 from the Kew Village Fair. The money has been donated to support the Down2Earth group. The Down2Earth group is part of our Having a Voice project which gives people with Down’s syndrome a platform to have their say and be […]

An Inclusive Force – Police Scoop Top Employment Award

Two young adults with Down’s syndrome have helped Wiltshire Police scoop a top employment award. The force was awarded the ‘Best Employer Practice’ accolade by the British Association of Supported Employment (BASE) on Tuesday night. It recognises their commitment to supporting people with disabilities to secure and retain employment. Chief Constable, Kier Pritchard said: “It […]

Meet Mark…

This is a guest blog from Mark. He attends the DSActive athletics session with Exeter Harries as a volunteer coach and has just achieved his Level 1 coaching qualification in athletics! We caught up with Mark to find out how he got on with the course…  Mark, can you tell us a little bit about […]