Education Committee Inquiry on SEND

The Education Committee has today published the report of its inquiry into special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). They have concluded that this generation is being let down by the current system, and that parents are facing a “titanic struggle” to find the right help and support. We contributed to the Special Education Consortium’s submission, […]

21-Hour Footy Fundraiser Raises £10,000

Rob Hardiman, whose Uncle Shaun has Down’s syndrome, organised a 21-hour football tournament at St George’s Park (home of the FA) on 28 of September 2019 to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome Association. 24 players took part in the tournament which started at 5am. The players were then split into teams and battled it […]

Let’s Talk About Relationships and Sex

The Information and Training Team have spent much of the last year developing a new eight week training course package for adults with Down’s syndrome covering all aspects of relationships and sex education (RSE). Whilst most people with Down’s syndrome will have had access to some form of RSE at school, the timescales of these […]

What I’ve been doing this summer

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by Kate Powell, Down2Earth Magazine editor Hello I am Kate…I’m here to talk about the summer holidays that I have  been on. I went to Kosovo with the Larandina dance group. It went very well. We performed on stage and met some friendly people. I also went to Bognor Regis with the Baked Bean group […]