Just to the West of the famous Cotswolds, lies the city of Gloucester, with its stunning cathedral and vibrant Docks. Head North out of the City, and just before you hit Longford you will see a huge sports field with a pitch for just about every sport you can think of. Head down the winding […]
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, […]
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 […]
The Down’s Syndrome Association is horrified by the details revealed today about the death of ‘Jo-Jo’. It is appalling to read about yet another person who had Down’s syndrome, and their family, being let down by the health and social care agencies that were supposed to be supporting them. The Safeguarding Adults Review published in […]
We were recently sent these gorgeous photos of George McCullagh, from Northern Ireland, celebrating his 75th birthday last month!
A new app designed to help people with Down’s syndrome make healthier eating and exercise choices, has been downloaded more than 500 times in its first three weeks. Created by our DSActive team, the ‘Health Swap’ app aims to tackle the statistic that more than 70% of people with Down’s syndrome are overweight or obese, […]
To celebrate the launch of our new Health Swap app, over the coming weeks we will be posting blogs all about nutrition. This first blog will answer the questions, what is a healthy diet and why is it important? There is a lot of talk in the media at the moment about healthy eating and […]
The Down’s Syndrome Association is proud to announce its status as an Associate Member of Activity Alliance. Building on this commitment, we will work with Activity Alliance to challenge perceptions and change the reality of disability, inclusion and sport. The Down’s Syndrome Association believes disabled people should have the same opportunities as non-disabled people to […]
Tommy and Maryanne Pilling say they know the secret to a happy marriage – “I love my Tommy, he is my husband. We do lots of things together and he is my best friend”. The couple have just celebrated 24 years of marriage and are thought to have been the first couple with Down’s syndrome […]
2019 is passing very quickly and as we are between issues of The Journal we thought we’d gather together some news that might not have yet reached you yet.