Sarah’s new job at XPO Logistics

Our WorkFit programme has recently been working with Sarah who told them that she was keen to work in an administrative role to build on her previous experience. WorkFit has built a strong partnership with XPO Logistics over the last two years and were delighted to be approached by Carla Richards from the Kegworth site […]

Meet Jesal

Written by his mum Priya Tell us about Jesal… Jes is three years old and has two older siblings, brother Rio aged nine and sister Eva aged six. He and Rio’s birthday are a day apart and we always have a joint birthday which Jes loves. He is a happy boy and always has a […]

Vinay’s Cooking Blog

Since my college is closed I have been doing my cooking classes at home. I made mushroom and ricotta and spinach stuffed pasta at home. It was very tasty. I also made my own sauce. It was very simple, it was made of Worcester sauce, honey, chili powder, salt and pepper and that’s it! It […]

Laura’s litter-picking mission

Written by Richard Marie Laura (or ‘Laura’) my sister-in-law, is 39 years old and came to live with us a year ago. Laura is very kind and would love to be independent and have a job. Unfortunately, Laura has had very little education and does not yet have a great deal of verbal communication, but […]

A week’s holiday | Kate’s blog

Hi, I am back from a week’s holiday. We stayed at an activities hotel on the south coast. We felt very safe there and the covid precautions were great. The staff and other guests were very friendly. During the day the activities I enjoyed were archery, rifle shooting, swimming and tai chi. Inside there were […]

Marathon runner Michael makes history

Michael Beynon has made history by becoming the first athlete from Wales who has Down’s syndrome, to complete the Virtual London Marathon. Despite his family being warned by doctors 10 years ago that he was likely to need a wheelchair for most of his adult life, Michael, 25, who also has a visual impairment and […]

Running the marathon for Max

The Virgin London Marathon was a little different for our #Team21 runners this year as it was a ‘virtual’ event. That still meant pounding the streets for 26.2miles though, just following a route a little closer to home. Dave Henshaw was one of those amazing runners who donned our green and white jersey and fundraised […]

New funding thanks

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is incredibly thankful to the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust for their very generous funding award. The DSA applied to their Charity Survival Fund over the summer following the COVID-19 pandemic and is one of more than 300 charities who will receive funding. The DSA will use the funding to […]

Minibus and bubbly | Kate’s blog

With the Covid situation and the weather getting worse and the evenings getting darker, I feel so lucky to have a minibus to take me to my various activities. Before I had to get two busses through heavy traffic and sometimes it would take well over an hour to get home. I would like to […]