2019 Guest Blogs Review

…nk of an eye 2019 has been and gone. We have lots of new exciting projects coming this year, but for now we wanted to take a look back at all the people who sent us guest blogs for our website last year. Did you meet Ben? Ben is an incredibly busy 18 year old. He goes to the gym, does gymnastics, plays for the Moorside Rangers DSActive football team and plays tennis. He also spends Thursday night at Team Swag, but I will let him explain all about…

Data Protection & Cookies policy

…data. The DSA will only collect personal data to serve a specific business, commercial, or legal purpose and only gather the minimum amount needed. The DSA will use only fair and lawful means to obtain the personal data. The DSA will be transparent in dealings with data subjects whose personal data the DSA holds. The DSA will obtain a data subject’s informed consent to process his or her personal data in cases where it is necessary and appropriat…

Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

…helped players with their shooting skills and he refereed a match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCpf0WP_sU Photo credit from The PHA Grou “This group are just fantastic, their enthusiasm, their humanity and their affection, it’s very difficult not to enjoy their company. When I was asked to come here tonight, I was more than happy and it’s great to see them all again. “Our Foundation does a wonderful job, and you can see how much the children…

Terms & Conditions

…of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy. In no event will the DOWN’S SYNDROME ASSOCIATION be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use, data, or profits, whether in action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of th…

The DSActive Nutrition App

…their cognitive and digital capabilities. We observed their ability to read, use Apps, identify pictures of foods and asked them to tell us which foods are healthy or unhealthy. See our interview highlights here: We received over 200 completed surveys from carers and family members of those with Down’s syndrome. We sought to understand the following: eating behaviour e.g. whether the person with Down’s syndrome planned their meals and/or cooked fo…

A review of 2019

…The Distance and Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting, the app was designed, built, and available for download within 7 months. You can find out more about the app here and download it for FREE here. National Festivals Our 9th National Football Festival took place in Birmingham, with over 140 players attending on the day. It was a brilliant day, and all the DSActive team continue to be amazed by the standard of the play each year and the exemplary…

A day in the life of an athlete – Charlotte Cox

…s key. While I am waiting for my events I like to watch the other athletes compete, we all know each other from many other competitions. Today my first event is the 100m, so I head to the call room carrying my spike and water, once checked in you sit and wait, I put my spikes on while I am waiting do some stretches and on the way out to the track make sure everything is comfortable and make any last minute adjustments to laces etc. We walk out in…

Meet one of the coaches behind the DSActive Summer camps

…its own challenges! Q: What are your favourite sports? In terms of playing, I am a competing member of both a tennis and a cricket club, so these are certainly among my favourite sports. Additionally, I like football as well, and hold a season ticket at West Ham United. Q: What do you enjoy about sports? Sports present themselves at so many opportunities that can help an individual throughout their life. For me personally, as well as getting me o…