Tag Archives: Down’s syndrome

New SERVICE to support carers in Northamptonshire

New service will support carers

A SERVICE to support carers in Northamptonshire is being rolled out across the county. 

The GP Carer Assessment Support Worker (CASW) service supports people who are caring for those who are physically or mentally ill, have learning disabilities or drug problems, or are elderly. To contact the CASW team call 01933 677907.


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.

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.