Statement following BBC’s Panorama investigation

The Down’s Syndrome Association is appalled and horrified following the BBC’s Panorama investigation into the treatment of people with learning disabilities at Whorlton Hall. Our Chief Executive Carol Boys said: “The way that we are treating people with a learning disability in the UK today is a national disgrace. We have not learnt any lessons […]

Top of the world challenge for fundraising dad

A father from Stroud says he’s been doing plenty of Pilates and commuting to work on his motorcycle as he prepares to tackle the highest drivable road in the world for charity in less than two months’ time. Steve Smith, 49, will take on the Khardung La pass in India which stands at a staggering […]

Neck Instability

We thought we would write a blog piece to raise awareness of neck instability in people with Down’s syndrome as it is a subject that sometimes causes worry for parents and professionals alike. Callers to our Helpline quite often ask whether or not children should take part in particular physical activities such as trampolining. Before […]

Our Voice Our Choice – April 2019 meeting

We shared our news – One member of the group showed us some photos of his trip to New Zealand The DSA are thinking about helping people to feel good in happy times and difficult times – So at the meeting we helped the DSA by talking about feelings We thought about the names for […]

Marathon Motivation – My Lexie

A father from Stoke-on-Trent is taking on his first ever marathon at the end of the month and says thoughts of his daughter Lexie’s beautiful smile will help him get round. James Leech will run the 26.2 mile London Marathon on Sunday 28 April. He’ll raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. “Ever since Lexie […]