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Weekly News - 11th November 2021

Welcome to the Sunshine and Smiles weekly newsletter! This is where you will find all our upcoming events and news. 

There's an opportunity to get involved in supporting The Down Syndrome Bill which is due to be voted on by MPs later this month, including a Zoom meeting TONIGHT which we encourage you to attend. 

As part of our consultation, we are REALLY keen to hear from families of those with Down Syndrome who don't currently access our services. If this is you OR you work with those with Down Syndrome, please see 'Help Us Build a Better Service'.

You can also read about our new peer support WhatsApp groups, and see how we've been working with healthcare professionals to improve services to families of new babies with Down Syndrome. 

Our events this week include Cricket, Movement with Katie, Blue Speech and Language groups, Swimming, Yoga, Sunbeams and Early Development (Caterpillars group). Don't forget to get booked onto our Christmas party on 12th December!

As always we are available by telephone and email for advice, support and signposting – please don’t hesitate to get in touch at any time.

Telephone: 07725 041601

Latest news

The Down Syndrome Bill

Update: The government has announced that it is backing the Down Syndrome Bill

Read more...

Help Us Build a Better Service

If you care OR WORK WITH for a child or young person with Down Syndrome who doesn't currently use our services, this is for you

Read more...

Baby Suitcases

NEW Baby Suitcases are to be given to all babies with Down syndrome born in Leeds

Read more...

WhatsApp Shake Up!

A chance for all parents, carers and young people to join a WhatsApp group for their age group

Read more...

What's on this week

Lauren's Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Next date: Sat, 13th Nov 2021

These are the Blue Groups which meet on a Saturday

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Movement with Katie Age 8-16

Movement with Katie Age 8-16

Next date: Sat, 13th Nov 2021, 11:45-12:45

A fun and interactive dance and movement session with Katie

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Family swim at Bramley Baths

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Every other Saturday, 15:15-17:15
Next date: Sat, 13th Nov 2021

Our next family swim session

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Online Yoga for 16+

Online Yoga for 16+

Every Sunday, 15:00-15:40
Next date: Sun, 14th Nov 2021

A relaxed online yoga session with Maddie

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Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 15th Nov 2021 - Fri, 19th Nov 2021

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

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Sunbeams

Sunbeams

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 15th Nov 2021

Our Sunbeams baby & toddler group.

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Early Development - Group 1 (Caterpillars)

Early Development - Group 1 (Caterpillars)

Next date: Tue, 16th Nov 2021, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

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Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Next date: Sat, 20th Nov 2021

These are the Red groups which meet on a Saturday

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Made with Music Age 2-8

Made with Music Age 2-8

Every 4 weeks on Saturday, 11:45-12:45
Next date: Sat, 20th Nov 2021

A fantastic and fun music session for ages 2-8

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Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

These are the Orange groups which meet on a Sunday

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Football for ages 4-16

Football for ages 4-16

Every other Sunday, 10:00-11:00
Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

Age range has been widened to include all children of school age (booking required).

Find out more
Online Yoga for 16+

Online Yoga for 16+

Every Sunday, 15:00-15:40
Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

A relaxed online yoga session with Maddie

Find out more
Individual Support Sessions

Individual Support Sessions

Every Monday
Next date: Mon, 22nd Nov 2021 - Fri, 26th Nov 2021

9:30am-2:30pm: Face to face, phone or video support available

Find out more
Ruth's Speech and Language groups

Ruth's Speech and Language groups

Next date: Mon, 22nd Nov 2021, 10:00-14:00

These are the face-to-face groups hosted by Ruth Mercer

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Early Development - Group 2 (Busy Bees)

Early Development - Group 2 (Busy Bees)

Next date: Tue, 23rd Nov 2021, 10:00-11:30

Using tools & resources to encourage development

Find out more

Dates for your diary

Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Next date: Sat, 20th Nov 2021

These are the Red groups which meet on a Saturday

Find out more
Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

These are the Orange groups which meet on a Sunday

Find out more
Football for ages 4-16

Football for ages 4-16

Every other Sunday, 10:00-11:00
Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

Age range has been widened to include all children of school age (booking required).

Find out more
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