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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

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

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

Article in DSA Journal, Spring/Summer 2019

21 Plus Victoria Hughes, 21 Plus, School Support Service I was introduced to Katharina Barker by my Portage worker in the summer of 2007 as we both had a child with Down’s syndrome of the same age. We found the mutual support very helpful and supportive and decided to find some other families in the

BBC Article

This lovely article about our upcoming 10th anniversary appeared on the BBC website: View Article

St David Awards Video

This wonderful video was produced for the St David Awards which took place at The Senedd in Cardiff on 23 March 2017. It gives a lovely introduction to 21 Plus and the work we do. View Video on Facebook

St David Awards

We are extremely honoured to have been nominated for a St David Award. We are one of three finalists in the category “Citizenship”. Read more here: http://stdavidawards.org.uk/2017-finalists/21-plus/?lang=en