Category Archives: Downs syndrome

A amazing young woman with Down’s Syndrome has been singled out as a role model

Inspirational” Brogan highlighted as a role model in government report


Saturday, August 13, 2011
12:00 PM



A young woman with Down’s Syndrome who works in Norwich has been singled out as a role model in a report to the government intended to encourage people with disabilities into employment.


Every Sunday Brogan Johnston, 22, from Fakenham is buzzing with excitement in anticipation of starting a new working week.

She works 30 hours a week as a post room porter and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and her positive attitude led to her being invited to Whitehall, London to record a short video which is now on the website YouTube.

Urgent call for short break carers

These short breaks give some respite to family home carers.
Posted on 14/07/2011 12:40 PM by: Pressoffice

Local woman Judi Gibbons, who provides short break care for children with disabilities, is lending her support to Kirklees Council’s drive to encourage others to take up the essential role.

Kirklees Council

Kirklees Council logo

Originally from Mexborough in South Yorkshire, 54-year-old Judi, has been looking after children with complex medical needs for 12 years, giving birth parents a much-needed break from caring. This can range from a couple of nights a week, a weekend or a week or two during the school holidays.

Commenting on her role as a short break carer for Kirklees Council Judi said: “I used to be a nursery nurse for children with special needs so I already had a lot of experience in this field.

People with learning difficulties and their carers not welcome at Butlins

Butlin’s ought to think again


Published on Thursday 7 July 2011 08:27


BUTLIN’S should find some way to open their doors to a party of Sheffield people with learning disabilities, and their carers, who have been told they are not welcome at their Skegness resort.

The official reason is that the holiday company does not welcome large groups of adults as they intimidate family parties at their camps. But there is surely a difference between the Sheffield party, which includes a 59-year-old Down’s Syndrome sufferer, and a party of hell-raisers on a stag night.