We’re Coming to Bristol! – The National Lottery Community Fund

5 Years of significant funding secured from The National Lottery Community Fund.

We are thrilled to announce that our application to The National Lottery Community Fund has been successful and we have been awarded five years funding to provide intensive services in Bristol.

In order to carry out this project, we will be setting up and staffing a second office in Bristol to effectively serve the children, families, professionals and all those involved in the care and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

We have covered Bristol for many years but not at the level that is wanted and needed.  Our research tells us there are up to 215 families in Bristol City alone who have a child with Down Syndrome who have access to very minimal Down Syndrome specific, holistic support.

Through this project, we will be offering access to a family support worker, school liaison worker, volunteer befrienders and parent supporters as well as locally based youth club provision. In addition, we will be able to ensure that our usual annual training program and family event program is now accessible to families and professionals in the Bristol area.

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