Together 21’s story
Are you ready to rock your socks?
Together 21 (T21) ROCK YOUR SOCKS 2022 #T21RYS2022 Rebooted is a campaign by T21 and the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), that aims to raise awareness of Down syndrome in a light-hearted way, highlight our work and help raise vital funds needed to support our children.
Here at T21, we know that early intervention is essential to target the specific learning profiles of children with Down syndrome. We work to empower parents and to support a child’s development by providing access to training, the sharing of information and practical advice.
All children have the right to develop to their full potential. Our service includes regular classes and other educational activities specifically designed for children with Down syndrome. These classes are planned and guided by renowned specialists and delivered to both the child and parent, allowing learning to be extended into family home life.
This family-centred project that supports children and young people with Down syndrome to acquire essential skills; empowering them to progress. This unique project focuses on the specific learning needs of children with Down syndrome and provides a safe space for children and families to build friendships within peer groups, develop practical skills, boost confidence and celebrate successes whilst encouraging every child to realise their individual potential.
We deliver fun-packed weekly sessions to three groups; 0-4yrs, 5-11yrs and 12-18yrs. This separation helps address social/developmental needs most relevant to the child/young person’s next steps e.g. preparing a child with Down syndrome for nursery/primary school is very different from the challenges faced by a child entering/nearing the end of secondary school. Groups are then split according to ability rather than age, to focus on:
- Speech/Language/Communication (including Makaton)
- Sensory Play
- Fine/Gross Motor-Skills
- Social Skills/Emotional Wellbeing
- School Preparation
Our amazing volunteers provide much needed support that enables this service to be delivered in a cost effective way. Volunteers provide over 400 hours of support annually.
Delivering Together 21 costs £83,000 per year. This pays for staffing, sessional group leaders, volunteer expenses, client activity resources and operational costs. These costs are met through a contribution from parents, grant funding/fundraising activities and support from Pioneering Care Partnership Board. We are therefore seeking additional funding to provide this vital support service to our Together 21 families.
We are seeking to identify support from organisations who are able to commit to our fundraising campaign .
How can you help?
A donation of £1,500 will sponsor a child for a full year of support at Together 21.
- 184 hours of facilitated learning sessions for children aged 0-4 years;
- 92 hours of facilitated learning sessions for children aged 5-11;
- 92 hours of facilitated learning sessions for children aged 12-18;
- 3,680 respite hours for carers
Other donations amounts are welcome and would be put towards these costs and other related costs such as, resources and specialists speech and language therapist sessions.
Thank you, your support truly makes a difference.
You can follow Together 21 at; Together 21 | Facebook
Watch Video's on Pioneering Care Partnership's You Tube Channel at ; Together 21 - YouTube
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