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 […]

What is a healthy diet?

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 […]

Down’s Syndrome Association recognised as Activity Alliance Associate Member

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 […]