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

…or our users Getting the Health Swap app user experience right is of paramount importance to its success. We’ve worked really hard to make it as easy to use as possible, with large, easy to press buttons and carefully thought-out, simple sequences. There are step by step cooking instructions using clear photos and large font sizes. We’ve tried to keep written instructions to a minimum. Using the app while shopping and cooking is as easy as it can…

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A chat with Harvey from Blackburn Rovers

…he coach felt unable to carry on and it stopped. Harvey was so upset and I tried and tried to find something suitable for him to get involved with. However there was little or nothing in our local area. When we got the letter from the DSA telling us about the football sessions with Blackburn Rovers Community Trust we were thrilled! It has meant Harvey has a football team to call his own. It means so much to him, as his brother plays football too….

“13.1 miles is a long way”

…e weather got hotter and they poured water over my head to keep me cool. I tried to run for 4 minutes and walk for a minute but after about ten miles I was tired and had to walk more. Everybody helped me by clapping and cheering me on. When we got near to the finish I sprinted so I could beat my dad and sister. I got a medal and a t-shirt for finishing it. I was very tired when I finished and my legs were aching a lot. I think 13.1 miles is a long…

DSActive National Tennis Festival 2019

…with Down’s syndrome for all levels (red, orange and green/yellow). Photo credit: Sue Prisk The festival was supported by the LTA (Lawn Tennis Association) and a total of 15 players were involved in the festival and played group matches throughout the day. At the same time as the festival, Johanna Konta (British Number 1) and Katie Swan (British Number 6) were training on the clay courts. Fulham Badgers Tennis Disability Co-ordinator, Katy said:…

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A visit to Cambridge and St Albans

…ion. Run with a strong family focus, the players began with a fun warm up, using props such as cones, spots and cones to promote vital movements without focusing on a racket and ball. With everyone warmed up, it was time to introduce rackets and after a few games, the children were given expert help on their forehand shots, being shown how to stand in a perfect ready position and return a ball with accuracy across the court. After repeating the ex…

Meet one of the coaches behind the DSActive Summer camps

…. For me personally, as well as getting me outside and active in the fresh air, I enjoy experiencing the ups and downs of sports- you will always have good days and bad days! Socially, it has enabled me to make a lot of friends, including gaining valuable life lessons from older members at my respective clubs. Connected to membership of any sports club are a wealth of social events that allows sport to be something much bigger than just playing. U…

Charlton Upbeats crowned DSActive National Festival winners for the fifth time after a fantastic day of football

…ou would not usually see at a football tournament! We have been walking on air ever since!” Congratulations to all the group winners: Arsenal Newcastle Charlton Addicks Charlton Valiants “Well done” to the group runners up: Shrewbury DSActive All Stars Moorside …and an even bigger “well done” to all the teams for taking part in the event…you all played fantastic football and showed loads of energy, determination and passion. DSActive presented thr…