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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

Find out more
Sunbeams

Sunbeams

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

A fun and relaxed session for those aged 0-4 with their parents or carers

Find out more
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

Our Red Saturday groups with Lauren Drake

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Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

Our Orange Sunday groups with Lauren Drake

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Ruth's Speech and Language groups

Ruth's Speech and Language groups

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

Ruth's Speech & Language Groups

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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

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Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers of those with both Down Syndrome and Autism

Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers of those with both Down Syndrome and Autism

Thu, 25th Nov 2021, 19:30-21:00

An online focus group via Zoom

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

Lauren's Speech & Language - Green Groups

Next date: Sun, 28th Nov 2021

These are the Green Groups which meet on a Sunday

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Individual chats with those aged 8-16 at 21 Co.

Individual chats with those aged 8-16 at 21 Co.

Next date: Sun, 28th Nov 2021, 10:00-17:00

We'd love to hear from your child as part of our consultation

Find out more
Sunbeams

Sunbeams

Every Monday, 10:30-12:00
Next date: Mon, 29th Nov 2021

A fun and relaxed session for those aged 0-4 with their parents or carers

Find out more
Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers of Children aged 0-4 Years

Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers of Children aged 0-4 Years

Mon, 29th Nov 2021, 19:30-21:00

Please join us to help shape the future of

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Early Development - Group 1 (Caterpillars)

Early Development - Group 1 (Caterpillars)

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

Using tools & resources to encourage development

Find out more
Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers with Heritages other than White European

Online Focus Group for Parents and Carers with Heritages other than White European

Tue, 30th Nov 2021, 19:30-20:30

Please join us for an online Focus Group!

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Lauren's Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Blue Groups

Next date: Sat, 4th Dec 2021

These are the Blue Groups which meet on a Saturday

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Dates for your diary

Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Lauren's Speech & Language - Red Groups

Next date: Sat, 20th Nov 2021

Our Red Saturday groups with Lauren Drake

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

Lauren's Speech & Language - Orange Groups

Next date: Sun, 21st Nov 2021

Our Orange Sunday groups with Lauren Drake

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Football for ages 4-16

Football for ages 4-16

Next date: Sun, 16th Jan 2022, 10:00-11:00

Join us for some football fun

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