Social Activities

Our charity was formed in September 2000 with the aim of providing an opportunity for families to meet informally and share their needs and experiences. Now based in Bingley, the charity provides many services and training courses aimed at supporting both families and professionals.

PLEASE NOTE: Events are subject to change, for up to date details please join our Facebook Group.

Elliot and Sam's Easy Exercise Class

Every Thursday 7PM - 8PM at the centre

Age 16+, Free

Sam Murray and Elliot Scott have put together an exercise routine aimed at adults with learning disabilities who find mainstream fitness classes a challenge. Music and moves have been chosen by Sam who is studying Sport at Keighley College and happens to have Down syndrome, and Elliot Scott a sports graduate.

And Happy

Posted by Down Syndrome Training and Support Service on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

We all loved the Gangnam Style

Posted by Down Syndrome Training and Support Service on Wednesday, 1 August 2018

 

Summer Day Trip to Blackpool

On Thursday 16th August we will be heading to Blackpool for a summer day trip. A coach will be leaving our centre in Bingley at 9 AM and will return at 6 PM. We are asking for a booking fee of £5 per person, however if this would cause financial difficulties then please contact us as we do not wish for any family to miss out solely due to the cost.

If you would like to join us on the coach please click the link below to donate your booking fee(s) and then contact us with the names of the attendees, your email address and a contact telephone number.

https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/downsyndrometrainingsupportserviceltd

You are also more than welcome to make your own travel arrangements and meet us in Blackpool.

SEE YOU THERE!

 

EARLY DEVELOPMENT GROUPS & EARLY EDUCATION GROUPS

Early Development Groups and Early Education Groups run every fortnight at the Centre. Sessions are for children with Down syndrome aged 10 months to 6 years and their parent/ carer . Learning support staff are welcome to attend these sessions.
For dates and times please contact Wendy at the Office.

SATURDAY SESSIONS

We offer many events and activities throughout the year including a monthly Saturday session for families with children aged birth to around 11 years of age. Siblings are welcome, whatever age. These meetings are usually on the 2nd Saturday of the month 10.00 until 12.00 at Haworth Road Methodist Church Hall, BD9 6LH. During this time we provide learning activities for the children, these include singing, signing, Numicon, magic bag, parachute, instruments and snack time.

Each month we aim to provide either an informal discussion on a relevant topic, a craft session for parents or a visitor that is both exciting and beneficial for the children.

Helpers are present to play with and mind your child giving you the chance to join in any discussions. If you have problems with getting to our meetings we can provide transport. Contact the office and speak to Wendy.

SATURDAY SESSION DATES FOR 2018

  • 13 Jan - Snow themed activities
  • 10 Feb - Valentine crafts
  • 10 Mar - Reading tips
  • 14 Apr - Spring flower arranging
  • 12 May - Toileting Tips
  • 9 Jun - Meet some animals, Noah's ark
  • 14 Jul - Health tips
  • 11 Aug - Summer Party. All welcome
  • 8 Sept - Education tips
  • 13 Oct - Planting bulbs
  • 10 Nov - Making Christmas decorations
  • 15 Dec - Christmas Party. All welcome

DANCE 21

This is our dance troupe; available to dance at your function. Weekly dance sessions take place for young people with Down syndrome aged 11+, Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm upstairs at Go Bowling, Shipley Lanes, Shipley. Dates on the newsletter, term time only.

TWIRLY21S

Weekly dance classes for younger children with Down syndrome aged 5 to 11 years run every Saturday, 1.45 to 2.45pm at Footsteps Theatre School, Westfield Lane, Idle, BD10 8PY with Claire King.

WISH CLUB 11+ (Weekend is Here)

Our youth club, for young people with Down syndrome ages 11– 13 from 6pm to 8pm and ages 13+, from 6pm to 10pm, every Friday. It is staffed by two paid youth workers plus several volunteers. The WisH Club is full of equipment - pool table, X box, large Connect 4, TV, DVD player, football table, air hockey, chill out ar- ea with bean bags and comfy couches.

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