November 2021

Statement on Down Syndrome Bill

Date: 25th November 2021

Down’s Syndrome Scotland (DSS) wholeheartedly welcomes the publication of the Down Syndrome Bill with its intention to improve the outcomes and provisions for people with Down’s syndrome. The Bill has its second reading in Westminster this Friday, 26th November 2021. Speaking after meeting with Kevin Stewart MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, […]

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An Update on Vaccinations

Date: 23rd November 2021

Earlier this month we sent an update to all our members to give them an update on the vaccination programme in Scotland in relation to the COVID booster dose, the winter flu vaccination and the extension of the programme to include 12–15-year-olds. In case you missed it or didn’t receive this communication here is that […]

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Health Visitor & Community Nurse Teaching Sessions

Date: 22nd November 2021

These sessions will give you: Information on the health issues & characteristics of someone with Down’s syndrome A greater understanding of their learning profile The support we can offer to families Insights from a parent speaker about how families are central to decision making Some examples of good practice Sessions can last from 1 to […]

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Supporting Parents from Pregnancy to Parenthood: A Toolkit for Care

Date: 22nd November 2021

After this teaching session, you will have: Increased your awareness and understanding of Down’s syndrome Gained an understanding from a parent’s perspective about receiving the news Considered supportive strategies for sharing the news to parents Heard parents’ views of what life is like raising a child with Down’s syndrome Confidence that you can adapt your […]

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