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Weekly News - 18th November 2021

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

A big part of our news this week is the Focus Groups we are hosting online, as well as one-to-one chats for children aged 8-16. This is all part of our consultation we are doing to try and improve the care and services offered by Sunshine & Smiles. We would love it if every family could sign up to one of our focus groups, so that we can hear the views of as diverse a range of people as possible. 

There are focus groups for all different age groups, as well as some more specific ones for those with a dual diagnosis of Down Syndrome and Autism, those with Complex Health Needs and those not of a white European heritage.

Our events this week include Made with Music (age 2-8), Lauren's Speech and Language Groups (red and orange), Ruth's Speech and Language Groups, Football, Yoga, Early Development (Busy Bees) and Cricket. 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

Email: admin@sunshineandsmiles.org.uk

Latest news

Focus Groups

Get involved in a focus group as part of our consultation!

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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

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Thank You

Thank you NISA Making a Difference Locally

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The Down Syndrome Bill

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

Read more...

What's on this week

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).

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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

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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

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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

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

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Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Cricket for young people aged 12-25 years

Every other Thursday, 18:30-19:30
Next date: Thu, 25th Nov 2021

Booking required.

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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

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Online Smilers Karaoke Session

Online Smilers Karaoke Session

Next date: Thu, 25th Nov 2021, 19:30-20:30

NOTE CHANGE OF TIME TO ALLOW CRICKETERS TO JOIN

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Made with Music for Ages 8-18

Made with Music for Ages 8-18

Next date: Sat, 27th Nov 2021, 11:45-12:45

Join us for musical fun at Stainbeck Community Hall!

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Family swim at Bramley Baths

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Every other Saturday, 15:15-17:15
Next date: Sat, 27th Nov 2021

Our next family swim session

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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

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Dates for your diary

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Family swim at Bramley Baths

Every other Saturday, 15:15-17:15
Next date: Sat, 27th Nov 2021

Our next family swim session

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Sunshine and Smiles Christmas Party

Sunshine and Smiles Christmas Party

Sun, 12th Dec 2021, 11:00-14:00

Join us for our biggest event of the year!

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