A young man called Robert

This guest blog is written by a young man called Robert. Robert is a very active person. Thank you Robert for telling us all about the activities you enjoy, including the DSActive football session run by Exeter City FC. My name is Robert and I’m 19 years old and getting up to my 20s. I live […]

Positive Energies – exhibition and lecture

Exhibition: 16-20 May | 11am-6pm | Free | Oxo Tower Wharf Lecture: 17 May | 6.30pm | Free but booking is recommended | Swedenborg Society Positive Energies follows on from the hugely successful Shifting Perspectives exhibition in challenging pre-conceived ideas about people with Down’s syndrome. The driving force behind the exhibition is the Japanese photographer […]

Greenwich Down’s Syndrome Group celebrate WDSD

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day this year, the Greenwich Down’s Syndrome Group met up on a grey Sunday afternoon to walk several laps of the Flower Garden in Greenwich Park.  The plan was to do as many laps as possible, ideally walking at least 21.3km in total!  All ages and abilities joined in with […]

Lovely to hear about Lauren

We always love to hear how our candidates are getting on after they have secured a placement. We were therefore delighted to hear how Lauren (pictured right) is getting on in her permanent, paid job at Merkle Periscopix, a pay-per-click advertising agency. Merkle Periscopix registered with WorkFit in 2016. We delivered a free session of […]

Celebrating grandparents #InclusionMatters

 During Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week 2018 we shared a series of blogs written by grandparents celebrating their relationships with their grandchildren. Read all the blogs… Mike Jenny Carena Shirley Lucy Diane Simone Resources for Grandparents Tea at Grandma’s – the third book in the Looking Up series published by the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Group […]

Cardiac care guidelines

By Carol Boys, Chief Executive At the end of last year, we shared an update about our World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidance project. I thought it was worth revisiting that topic today to update you all on the progress that has been made. Background Many years ago, the DSA campaigned for better healthcare for people […]