Kate’s summer…what I have been up to so far

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have had a really good time at the Salvation Army week; it was great to be back to see the people that I have known together as a big family, there was 3 day trips Longleat, Pittsville Park and a train ride in Cheltenham. Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway […]

Living in Wales and being bilingual

By Jane Mcilveen, Ruth Thomas and Sara Pickard Jane, who is our Development Officer in North Wales, introduces the experiences of two people with Down’s syndrome speaking Welsh and English… I have worked for the DSA in North Wales for five years. I moved here from England in 1998. I knew people spoke Welsh in […]

It’s summertime!

English countryside by kdsphotos on pixabay.com

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Now it’s summertime people! I hope you all enjoy your summer, have fun and enjoy the lovely sunshine with family and friends…how exciting is that! Bring out the BBQ and feel Hot Hot  Hot. I am having a great summer so far. I am going away to Gloucestershire and […]

Information round-up – July 2017

An edited list of links to useful resources from other organisations: New EHCP animations from Independent Support With support from DfE, Independent Support has produced two short animation films, which can be used by local authorities, front-line services, professionals and parent groups in their communications with parents and young people. They explain the Education, Health […]

Raising awareness

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor In my Blog today I am talking about raising awareness. The DSA is working on giving people with Down’s syndrome opportunities to work, having a voice and being fully included in their communities and staying active there. DSActive encourage people with Down’s syndrome to be more active by playing sports such […]

Training and education

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor I have been educated at school and they helped me to prepare for work experiences. I did work that could lead into more training. I did that at the college office, the DSA, day centre and the Polka Theatre. I have learnt a lot of skills over the years […]