New Charity Number for 21 Plus

New Charity Number for 21 Plus

21 Plus has recently changed to being a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and we have a new charity number: 1194335.

COVID-19 and Down’s Syndrome – Update December 2020

Latest update from the DSA on COVID 19: Adults who have Down’s syndromeWe particularly wanted to flag the announcement that the Government made at the start of November, that adults (18+) who have Down’s syndrome have been added to the list of people who are classed as ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ (CEV) (2 November). GPs have been

What is Down’s Syndrome?

Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the baby’s cells.  Chromosomes are tiny particles, which are present in every cell in every tissue of our bodies.  Most people have 2 copies of all chromosomes, but people with Down’s syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21, hence the

21 Plus Summer Day Camp

We held our 7th summer day camp at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff from the 24th – 28th  July this year.   All 21 participants attended each day from 9:30am to 3:15pm, took part in a range of activities and received specialist speech and language therapy input from three Symbol UK therapists who attend for the

21 Plus Residential Summer Camp 2023

Our 21 Plus residential summer camp took place at Manor Adventure, Culmington Manor, from 17th-21st July 2023 and included daily speech and language sessions delivered by the specialist speech and language service, Symbol UK and a range of engaging outdoor activities. Thirteen young people took part ranging in age from 13 – 21 years. The

A Visit from the Easter Bunny!

Easter Saturday was a beautiful day, perfect for a visit from the Easter Bunny. Many 21 Plus families met up in Llanover for an Easter Egg Hunt in the local park. The children found eggs, ducks and bunny rabbits, before being surprised by a visit from the Easter Bunny! Afterwards everyone enjoyed tea and welsh

World Down Syndrome Day 2022

21st March is World Down Syndrome Day. The 21st day of March was originally selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which results in Down syndrome. The first World Down Syndrome Day took place in 2006. On World Down Syndrome Day we wear colourful mismatched socks and take the opportunity

21 Plus Sport Sessions

21 Plus are running a series of sports sessions for primary aged children with Down’s syndrome. The aim is for them to try a variety of sports, and provide information about clubs/groups that they can join thereafter. This series of sessions has been somewhat impacted by COVID 19 but will resume again very soon. Valleys

COVID-19 and Down’s Syndrome

Forwarded from the DSA: Many of you have asked whether people who have Down’s syndrome are more vulnerable to coronavirus. In addition to the advice already published by the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, our colleague Dr Brian Skotko’s updated advice is very helpful.Please see below.Best wishes,Gwen Are people with Down Syndrome more vulnerable to