Blue Badge Scheme Extention

Date: 10th May 2017

We have been informed by Transport Scotland that the Blue Badge pilot scheme which started last April is going to be extended for about 6 months. From April 2017, local authorities will also have discretion to issue a Blue Badge for a period of between one year and three years under the scheme. As a […]

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Makaton Training Course

Date: 28th April 2017

We are delighted to be able to offer a foundation level Makaton course for parents and professionals. The course will take place on 15th and 22nd May from 9.30 am to 4 pm at our national office in Edinburgh. Please note, you must be able to attend both days. The price of the course for […]

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Carer’s Credit

Date: 18th January 2017

Carer’s Credit is an important benefit for any carer, as it helps fill gaps in the National Insurance record which come about when caring responsibilities prevent full-time work. It has been calculated that some 250,000 people could be getting a boost to their pension by claiming Carer’s Credit, but at the moment only some five […]

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FADES Study

Date: 18th January 2017

What is the FADES study? FADES is an exciting study following babies with Down’s Syndrome from birth to see how events in their early lives may influence certain autoimmune conditions which babies with Down’s Syndrome are at increased risk of developing. The study has been set up at the University of Bristol but is recruiting […]

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New dates for Branch Activities

Date: 6th January 2017

Check out our the updated dates of our branch activities on the Your Local Branch section. There are lots of activities and clubs for all ages across Scotland. Please note some regular branch activities have changed their dates so please check for updated times and dates. We also have a number of special events happening […]

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Christmas Opening Times

Date: 22nd December 2016

Please note Down’s Syndrome Scotland will be closed from 5pm on 22nd December until 9am on Wednesday 4th January. If you have an urgent Family Support enquiry please leave a message on our mainline phone, these will be checked during the Christmas period and someone will get back to you.   From all at Down’s […]

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I am Me

Date: 8th December 2016

I Am Me Scotland is a community charity that works in partnership with Police Scotland to raise awareness of and tackle disability hate crime. They are travelling around schools and disability groups with the Cinebus to raise awareness of Disability Hate Crime and to encourage people to report any incidents to the Police. They also work […]

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Applications now due for Creative Breaks

Date: 8th December 2016

We are delighted that for another year we are able to offer grants to parents or carers, who have a significant caring role for an adult with Down’s syndrome, to help them take a break from their daily routine.  The Creative Breaks Fund is now open offering grants of up to £300 to help with […]

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Phones Today

Date: 21st November 2016

Our phones are now back up and working. Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.  

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Christmas Raffle 2016

Date: 2nd November 2016

We are delighted to launch our Christmas Raffle 2016. Raffle tickets have now been sent to all our members and supporters. Additional tickets are available from head office. The first prize is £1,000 with a second prize of £500 and a third prize of a Linx 10″ Tablet . Tickets cost £1. Players must be […]

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