Meet James…

How would you describe yourself? I’m fun, quirky, flirty, dashingly handsome, friendly and helpful. Do you live at home? No, I moved out to my flat a few years ago.  I live alone now. Where do you work?  What do you do? I work for The Fire and Rescue Service. I am an admin assistant […]

Nutrition Top Tips

To celebrate the launch of our new Health Swap app, over the coming weeks we will be posting blogs all about nutrition. This second blog will go over some top tips for eating a healthy and balanced diet.   Eating a healthy and balanced diet is important for maintaining a healthy weight, and it will give […]

New NICE guidance on growing older

Earlier this year, the DSA was pleased to be involved in shaping new guidance around growing older with a learning disability. We responded to a National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) consultation on developing new standards for services to adopt. These have now been published. It covers all settings where care and support is provided, […]

Kilted Kevin completes crazy challenge

Not many people would be up for running 12 half marathons in just six months, and even less would be up for taking on the 157 mile slog whilst wearing a kilt! But not many people are as bonkers as Kevin Dryburgh… The Scotsman has just completed this gruelling challenge, raising more than £2,500 for […]

Happy 75th birthday George!

We were recently sent these gorgeous photos of George McCullagh, from Northern Ireland, celebrating his 75th birthday last month! George was born to parents William George and Mary Elizabeth McCullagh at Moneymore in County Londonderry back in 1944. George now lives in a nursing home and is visited regularly by his sisters Eileen, Elizabeth, and […]