A quieter week | Kate’s blog

After the excitement of last week this has been a quiet one. Whenever I can, I have been helping mum with the cooking. As Christmas is getting closer I have made a list of the cards I need to send. I am doing my weekly zoom lessons with Baked Bean Company. The project we are […]

Celebrating Diwali | Vinay’s blog

We share sweets during Diwali. Sometimes it’s good to have nice sweets, but maybe no too much. We always play music during Diwali to make us feel good. Inside myself I feel sometimes relaxed. During Diwali, we speak to important people in our families. We didn’t have any fireworks as they’re are too loud for […]

I am in The Crown! | Kate’s blog

It was my first week at home since the latest lockdown. I will miss seeing my friends at classes but the good thing is we can carry on meeting on Zoom thanks to Baked Bean my service provider. Back in February the Baked Bean drama group I belong too, sent some of us to be […]

Universal Credit Changes

Changes from 16 November – for those paid monthly Some of our members may be affected by the current rules if they are occasionally paid early because of ‘non-banking’ days. Earnings are usually reported through the real time information service (RTI). Getting paid on these days has resulted in two sets of wages going through […]

Lockdown | Kate’s blog

This week I had to make a difficult decision because of the new Covid lockdown. That it would be safer for my family and I if I gave up my outdoor visits to my theatre company which I will miss very much. I will however be able to continue at home using Zoom. I will […]

Challenging times

by Carol Boys, Chief Executive, Down’s Syndrome Association Since Tuesday, when we shared the Government’s decision to add adults who have Down’s syndrome to the list of people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, we have been inundated with calls, questions and stories that clearly illustrate the huge impact this decision is having on our community. […]

My Perspective winner Natalie loves her new camera

This year, two winners from our My Perspective photography competition were lucky to receive a brand new Nikon camera as their prize. Natalie Stevanus from Canada won the Judges’ Choice Award for her moving image entitled Companionship (below), so we posted out her prize – which was kindly donated to us from Nikon. Her mum Linda wrote to us and said: […]