ESA Benefits News

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 […]

Tell It Right® Update – reaching professionals in the run up to the proposed introduction of non-invasive screening tests for Down’s syndrome

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 […]

Our statement on Philip Hammond’s recent comments on Britain’s productivity

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 […]

Raffle Winners Announced

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 […]

What is the GDPR?

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 […]