Group of the Week: Down’s syndrome Scotland Central Branch

Downs Syndrome Scotland Central Branch celebrated its 30th anniversay this year. Picture: Craig Halkett
Downs Syndrome Scotland Central Branch celebrated its 30th anniversay this year. Picture: Craig Halkett
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A local group is working to improve the quality of life for people with Down’s syndrome in the Forth Valley area.

The Falkirk branch of Down’s syndrome Scotland has now been running for 30 years as a vital support group and a place to socialise for families and members.

The activities club for all ages is held in the Grange community Centre on Saturdays every fortnight and a warm welcome awaits all.

The group work to help people with Down’s syndrome reach their full potential by providing information and services to them, their families, carers and professionals with access to support for health, education, training, family support services and current research.

Activities include arts and crafts, board games, pool, toys for young children and babies, ball games in the games hall and popular one-to-one music sessions with a music specialist. The club costs just £2 per family and includes light refreshments, tea, coffee, juice and biscuits.

WHO: Downs Syndrome Scotland Central Branch

WHERE: Grange Community 
Centre, Redding Road, Brightons

WHEN: Fortnightly, Saturdays, 2 - 4 p.m.

CONTACT: Karina (07983 888 312) or Irene (01324) 715712

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