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Providing support & information about Downs Syndrome in the Essex & North East London area


Calling Families in Colchester

Called “Candles”, the group meet twice a month at St, Annes Children Centre. The group has bene started by local families including members of the DSE21 and has quickly become a place where children, parents and carers come together regularly. The group also recently arranged a weekend event at a café close to Colchester which we helped to fund together with Upwards with Downs.

Details of Candles can be found on the attached flyer.

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Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

Come along to one of our events from 10.00am-12.30pm where you can meet with teams such as the Statutory Assessment Service, SEND Information, Advice & Support service and Children with Disabilities team.