Further update from Down’s Syndrome Scotland

Date: 27th March 2020

We hope everyone is managing to stay safe and well in these really difficult times. We are making further contact to remind you that we are here for you all, at this turbulent time. Over the next week we will be reaching out to more families through online channels and also by phone. In addition, […]

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Coronavirus Update – Our Current Working Arrangements

Date: 18th March 2020

We wanted to update you all on our our working arrangements throughout this challenging period.  We hope you and your families are all managing to stay safe and well.  Everyone at Down’s Syndrome Scotland is now working from home and can be contacted by email and by phone.  We are open for all enquiries and our priority […]

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SCLD Coronavirus Information

Date: 18th March 2020

SCLD have been working with Scottish Government to produce an easy read resource on Coronavirus, you can find it here; www.scld.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-about-Coronavirus-Easy-Read_V3.pdf

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Down’s Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) Guidance

Date: 18th March 2020

The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) have published a statement, along with some helpful links, on covid-19 on their website. “There is no evidence at the moment of people who have Down’s syndrome being at particular risk of this coronavirus , though of course people who have Down’s syndrome may be more at risk […]

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Coronavirus – Information and Resources

Date: 16th March 2020

The information available on this page will be reviewed on a regular basis and any updates will be communicated to you all as they happen. The Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group (DSMIG) have published a statement, along with some helpful links, on covid-19 on their website. “There is no evidence at the moment of people […]

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Awareness Week Support from Fast Print

Date: 26th February 2020

Thank you to Fast Print who are providing the banners and stickers for our Take A Step Forward Awareness Week Campaign. This Awareness Week we are asking everyone to #TakeAStepForward and join us in celebrating the achievements of people with Down’s Syndrome while also tackling the barriers that continue to make life difficult for everyone […]

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Christmas 2019

Date: 2nd December 2019

This Christmas we are looking for your support, whether by donating via Facebook or by buying some of our super merchandise, from Christmas cards to our tartan ties, scarves, shawls, bow ties, cufflinks and teddy bears. From December 1st until Christmas we will be showing you the difference our work has made this year for […]

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Jess Parson’s Big Challenge

Date: 13th September 2019

This Saturday Jess is taking on The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon in aid of Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Here she tells us about why she set herself this challenge.    “This year I turned 30 and decided to set myself a few goals. Some have already been achieved and some I’m still yet to complete. My […]

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Rest-Ed Study

Date: 13th September 2019

Children with Down’s syndrome (Ds) experience a higher incidence of sleep problems than their typically-developing peers. Untreated sleep problems in children (with and without Ds) can lead to sleepiness, behavioural and emotional problems, cognitive impairment, reduced quality of life and reduced academic achievement. A study by Dr Rebecca Stores at the University of Portsmouth a […]

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DSS Appoints New Chief Executive

Date: 27th June 2019

Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS), the national charity supporting families and people with Down’s syndrome in Scotland, is delighted to announce that Eddie McConnell has been appointed as its new Chief Executive.  Eddie is currently Director of Development at Sense Scotland and he will take up his new appointment at the charity in September 2019. Eddie […]

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