New Job Vacancy – TeenZ Worker

Date: 9th May 2024

We are looking to recruit a new TeenZ Worker. Do you find it easy to relate to young people? Are you enthusiastic and fun? Are you looking for a new exciting challenge? If you have answered yes to the above questions – we have a fantastic opportunity for you. We are looking for an individual […]

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New job vacancy – FriendZ Worker

Date: 8th May 2024

We are looking to recruit a new FriendZ Worker. Could you be our next FriendZ Worker? We are looking for a creative, fun, outgoing and Zoom confident new team member for FriendZ Space. We are looking for an individual to run FriendZ Space, our popular, online programme for adults with Down’s syndrome, the ideal candidate would […]

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National Sibling Day

Date: 10th April 2024

I can’t recall a day when I have not thought or spoken about Finlay. He is our youngest child, of five, and he rocks the extra chromosome. So today, on National Sibling Day, I choose to write about Rona, Emily, Grant and Vicki. You see, in the days after the birth of our ‘bonus ball’ […]

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Scottish Swimmers Celebrate Success in Italy

Date: 8th November 2023

Earlier this year, four Scottish Down’s Syndrome swimmers went to Padova, Italy to compete at the Down Syndrome European Championships (31st August to 10th September). The swimmers were Laura Logan, Beth Greig, Mathew McCreidie, Cerys McCrindel, they all swam fantastically. Laura achieved a Bronze medal in 200 Fly.  Cerys won 2 gold medals in relay […]

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It’s time to step up and stand out!

Date: 1st November 2023

And just like that we arrive in November and Down’s Syndrome Awareness Month is tucked away for another year.  Did it pass you by or were you one of the many who joined the conversations on social media about all things Down’s syndrome? Across the UK, and internationally, we saw many celebrations of potential and […]

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Neck Instability

Date: 17th October 2023

Atlantoaxial instability (AAI), also referred to as a Cervical Spine Instability (CSI) is a very rare neck condition which is more common in individuals with Down’s syndrome and causes sudden dislocation of the neck. The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) and The Down’s Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) have a resource which explains what neck instability […]

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Health Matters

Date: 3rd October 2023

Breaking news: studies show that people with Down’s syndrome are dying 28 years younger than the general population, despite some advances in recent years. Only, it’s not breaking news. We have known for some time that people with Down’s syndrome face hugely significant health inequalities compared to their fellow citizens who have one less chromosome. […]

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Let’s talk about keeping healthy

Date: 27th September 2023

A resource to help people with Down’s syndrome maintain a healthy weight We’ve all got the potential to gain weight if the balance between what we eat and how much we exercise isn’t right. People with Down’s Syndrome can often put weight on particularly easily. This can be due to additional factors like having a […]

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Down’s Syndrome Scotland welcomes three new Trustees to its Board

Date: 1st June 2023

Down’s Syndrome Scotland has today announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees.  The charity which promotes the value and potential of everyone with Down’s syndrome living in Scotland, has made the appointments following a recruitment process held earlier this year. The three new appointments are: Katrina Leese, a qualified Chartered […]

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Recruitment of Trustees 2023

Date: 25th January 2023

Down’s Syndrome Scotland is looking to recruit new Trustees to help drive forward the charity’s new Strategic Framework. If you, or anyone you know, has expertise in one or more of the following areas, then we would be excited to hear from you: Adult Health and Mental Health Government Policy Independent Living Frameworks Further Education […]

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