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…

New Health Swap app launches to improve digital skills and encourage positive lifestyle choices for people with Down’s syndrome

…n uses that information to reward users with badges and points for planning, shopping, cooking and eating healthy meals, and also tracks, records and rewards increased physical activity. All about the visuals The app uses lots of visual icons. In fact, Health Swap contains 300 food icons, many of which we’ve custom designed. We’ve also created 70 different activity icons which cover everything from swimming to sweeping. Creating the best experienc…

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…

DSActive join forces with World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association

…lay snooker. This will also create a route for those club-based players to compete in our WDBS events, knowing that they will enjoy the same positive experience in both environments.” Alex Rawle, DSActive Project Manager said: “We are really excited to work with WDBS and WPBSA to support more people with Down’s syndrome to play snooker. Snooker is a great sport for people with Down’s syndrome to play, we know many people with Down’s syndrome alrea…

Athletics

…g athletics clubs across England and Wales. Athletics is a very inclusive sport and can be adapted to suit any age and ability. Athletics uses many motor skills which are used in everyday life, such as running, jumping and throwing. The sport is popular with both genders and we are sure it will be a very popular addition to the DSActive programme….

Vinay shares his cooking tips!

…. I like using a different mix of spices. One of my best meals would be my cream of vegetable soup, it’s a great winter meal. Here are my top 5 dishes I like to cook: 1. Mixed vegetable salad 2. Pasta 3. Mixed vegetable creamy soup 4. Mixed fruit salad 5. Vegetable pie with mash Here are some of my photos of my cooking and meals out I’ve had. Thanks for the great advice Vinay! Vinay has also written blogs on swimming and his winter exercise tips….

A day in the life of an athlete – Charlotte Cox

…s annoying so I pack a change of socks), I will also have in my bag my sun cream, hat and water, together with a healthy snack, (nuts and bananas are my favourite) and equipment I might need later, spare spikes, measuring tape, Long jump marker. I leave with the bag my competition vest and shorts, my vest is pinned up with my number, which at this competition is No 15 and my identity lanyard, ready to put on later. We are not going to the track un…

A Tennis Filled Weekend

…about to start, the England Women’s Football World Cup is around the corner, the Netball World Cup, and the men’s Rugby World Cup all around the corner. However, we must not forget about the longest running tennis tournaments in the world, Wimbledon. The beginning of July symbolises the return of strawberries and cream and the dusting down of the panama hat as the greatest players in the world descend on South West London. It’s also a busy time fo…