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 […]

We know the secret to a happy marriage

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 […]

Edward’s Guest Blog

We recently met with Edward and we wanted to find out how he got involved in sports. Hi Edward, please tell me a little about you? I’m 18, and I’m starting at college in September. I like being busy, I enjoy watching shows at the theatre and doing drama and sports. How did you get […]

New venue for Damon Hill Golf Classic

This year, the annual Damon Hill charity golf day will held at Exeter Golf and Country Club, winners of England’s ‘Most Welcoming Golf Club’ at the Golf Awards earlier this year. Former F1 Champion, Damon Hill OBE and Michael Caines MBE, are teaming up to host a day of golf, followed by a gala four-course […]

Kate’s Dance Tour

This is a guest blog from our colleague Kate, who is the editor of the Down2Earth magazine. She recently came back from a tour with her dance group, we caught up with her to see how it went.  Where did you go on your latest dance tour?  I went to Kosovo for 5 days How […]

Blue Badge entitlement changes

Currently Those who received automatic entitlement to a blue badge because they were awarded DLA mobility under the SMI criteria, no longer automatically qualified for it once they moved to PIP because there was no criteria for behavioural issues. To qualify, people needed at least 8 points from the ‘moving around’ section. Many of our […]