Data Protection & Cookies policy

…l data about current, past and prospective members, suppliers and other individuals that contact the DSA, or with whom it has dealings (each, a “data subject” and together, “data subjects”). The DSA is dedicated to obtaining, handling, processing, transporting and storing all such personal data, whether held on computer, or paper, lawfully and correctly, in accordance with the safeguards contained in the UK GDPR Act 2016 (the “GDPR”). The DSA has…

Terms & Conditions

…d warranties 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…

2019 Guest Blogs Review

…S European Championships in Finland. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-athlete-charlotte-cox/   Alex is a keen tennis player, he attends the DSActive tennis session with Shooters Hill Tennis Club, he attended our very first National Tennis Festival and the DSActive summer camps. We managed to grab 5 minutes with him to ask him more about why he loves sport. https://www.dsactive.org.uk/news/guest-blog-from-alex/   Immy is one…

Cookie Policy

…on’t have to give the same information several times during one task recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast analysing anonymised data to help us understand how people interact with our services so we can make them better. You can mana…

Meet Mark…

…bit about yourself? I live with my Mum and Dad, Harry our dog and 2 guinea pigs. My brother, sister-in-law, nephew and 2 nieces live near us. I am a Christian. I’m 31 and I’ve had 3 paid jobs. At present I’m doing voluntary work. I voted remain in the referendum and am unhappy about Brexit. What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Athletics are a big thing in my life. I also like dog walking, listening to music, watching EastEnders, and catchin…

Roy Hodgson leads Down’s Syndrome Eagles Training Session

The DS Eagles team got a very big surprise at one of their weekly training sessions recently – Crystal Palace manager, Roy Hodgson! Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is used to running training sessions, but he took charge of a different squad recently. He surprised the Down’s Syndrome Eagles team at their weekly session. He helped players with their shooting skills and he refereed a match. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXCpf0WP_sU Photo credi…

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

…e app has been designed to help people with Down’s syndrome improve their digital skills as well as to make more informed choices about healthy eating and exercise. The Health Swap app has been developed by the DSActive team with app development company The Distance. Research shows that more than 70% of people who have Down’s syndrome are overweight or obese, and that less than 20% hit the Government’s physical activity recommendations. Everyone w…

Health Swap App

…to help people with Down’s syndrome and their parents or carers to make positive changes to their lifestyle through healthier eating and activity tracking, whilst also improving their digital skills and capabilities. Staying motivated is easier with Health Swap as the App awards you badges and points as you make positive changes to your health. Choose from many healthy home cooked meal alternatives and get expert nutritional advice and pointers by…

Leisure and Fitness Industry Training

…nted to know whether people with Down’s syndrome were using their local facilities and if there were any barriers stopping them using them. Our research found that over half of people surveyed used their local leisure centre less than five times a year. Our research also showed that one of the main reasons for this is the difficulty potential users faced with booking classes or activities, with only 4% of those surveyed being confident enough to b…

An update on our Leisure and Fitness training workshops

…PA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector and provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and a single unified voice for the sector. Last summer, DSActive ran a research project to understand physical activity levels for people with Down’s syndrome. Our research shows that 54% of people with Down’s syndrome use their local leisure centre less th…