Normansfield Theatre at the Langdon Down Centre, where the DSA head office is located, has been selected for Tesco’s Bags of Help Grant Scheme to raise money for specialist hearing equipment in the theatre. Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 […]
With Christmas now over, it’s time to think about those New Year’s Resolutions. Rather than joining the gym, why not sign up to one of our fantastic challenge events in 2018 and give yourself something to really look forward to this new year. We really do have something for everyone. Whether you sign up to […]
Sanctuary is a truly subversive piece of cinema about two young people trying to be together in a world doing everything to keep them apart.
For those moved over from incapacity benefit to contribution based ESA between 2011-2014. The DWP have published their written statement about ESA. Many of you will already be receiving income related ESA, some may be receiving contribution based ESA because you are better off on this, (you have savings of over £16,000 which would exclude […]
Please support our appeal to help make sure that people with Down’s syndrome are given the healthcare they need throughout their lives.
During the second half of 2017 we have been working with Public Health England, The Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) and Antenatal Screening Wales to improve the quality of information that is provided to women at all stages of their pregnancy – from the beginning of their contact with their midwife (when options for antenatal […]
Philip Hammond recently commented that Britain’s sluggish productivity could partly be blamed on more disabled people in the workforce. It would be interesting to know where he got this information from. An external evaluation of WorkFit, the DSA’s employment programme, found that companies who have members of staff with Down’s syndrome on their payroll reported […]
Vinay, our colleague at the DSA, is very keen on exercise and health. He’s shared some top tips with us on how to keep fit and healthy now that winter is here. During the winter it can be harder to keep fit and healthy. Here are my top 10 tips to keep healthy this winter: […]
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who entered this year’s DSA Raffle raising over £19,000 for the Association. Our raffle winners were announced on Friday 8 December and the winning numbers can be found below: 1st Place – 133882 2nd Place – 076235 3rd Place – 139196 4th Place – 000985 […]
By Julian Hallett, Services Development Manager, DSA A term many of you may have seen popping up recently is GDPR. It stands for General Data Protection Regulation and relates to new legislation coming into force from May 2018, which replaces the current Data Protection Act of 1998. GDPR will strengthen individuals’ rights around the way […]