Meet Charlie…

Hello. My name is Charlie and I am sixteen years old. I like football, swimming, basketball and playing on my x box. I like watching wrestling on TV and I also like to watch films on TV.  I especially like super hero films or ones with dinosaurs in. I live at home with my Mum […]

Information about Down’s syndrome for the NHS in Wales

Public Health Wales recently released the latest version of their leaflet ‘Information for women offered further tests for suspected chromosomal conditions’. This document is designed for women who have chosen to take up the offer of screening and who have received a higher chance screening result. We believe it is imperative that the official information provided to […]

My travel highlights

by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Places that I have been plus one thing I like about that place: Macedonia – I liked educating children with learning disabilities and Down’s syndrome. North Carolina, United States of America – I liked seeing family and traveling around Lourdes, France – I went on a Pilgrim Trust trip […]

NHS fees and exemptions

If you are on a low income you may be able to get help with healthcare costs: free prescriptions help with fares to hospital help with paying for glasses help with paying dentist’s fees help with the cost of wigs and fabric supports All children under 16, or under 19 and in full time education, […]

WorkFit employers share their experience at North West Conference

One of the great benefits of attending a regional WorkFit Conference is the chance to hear directly from employers and their employees. At the recent 2018 North West Conference we had the pleasure of hearing presentations from several employers from across the North West. They spoke about their positive experiences of employing candidates, through WorkFit, […]

Meet Claire…and her sister Abigail

Hi, my full name is Claire Harris and this is my sister Abigail. I have Down’s syndrome and Abigail wanted to make a film about people with Down’s syndrome in employment. I’m a competitive swimmer with Sharks swimming club, and I play football for the Paddock Wood Panthers. This summer I graduated from the three-year […]