Summer Newsletter 2021

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LDSSG summer newsletter 2021


Bugsy Malone

Live performance at the Showroom, Lincoln on May 31st & June 1st 2019


Joint Statement

LDSSG and the Boston Down’s Syndrome Family Group would like to inform all members about the exciting new venture for the Boston Group. 

The Boston Down’s Syndrome Family Group has been providing fortnightly support sessions to           families with a member with Down’s Syndrome since it’s inception over 2 years ago. 

The group has been financially and operationally supported by LDSSG and it has developed into a      successful and popular group and therefore the LDSSG proposed that the Boston Group become an   independent charity group in its own right. Following much discussion, a decision was made for the Boston Down’s Syndrome Family Group to establish itself as independent from the LDSSG. 

From today, the Boston Downs Syndrome Family Group is renaming to the ‘East Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group’ and will continue to provide fortnightly sessions for families in the Boston District, South Holland District and East Lindsey District with a loved one with Down’s             Syndrome. The group also plans to provide social activities for their members. 

LDSSG will continue to welcome all individuals with Down’s Syndrome and their families, regardless of where they live in the county and sincerely hope you all continue to attend events and access our services for support. LDSSG will actively encourage its members to belong to both groups where       geographically appropriate and attend any events where you can access support and share your       experiences. There is no such thing as too much support and too much fun!  

LDSSG would like to congratulate the East Lincolnshire Down’s Syndrome Family Support Group and wish the group every success in all its future endeavours.

21st March 2019


Whats on 2019?

Click here to check out the fun and exciting events we have planned for 2019


The Little Pottery Studio


Our members were recently invited to a pottery session at the Little Pottery Studio in Lincoln

They were able to choose a piece of ‘bisque’ to paint from the shelves in the beautiful studio setting.

With a vast array of paints, brushes, stencils, stickers and tools to choose from we saw some very unique pieces created.

The team at the studio could not have been more helpful and made sure our members and parents understood the process.

Tally was kind enough to send in a note of thanks to us



Tally you are very welcome!



Foxdales – October Half Term 2018

Some of our members were lucky enough to visit Foxdales Equine Assisted Learning (FEAL) in Oasby near Grantham again during the October half term.

The centre is set in a peaceful, natural environment with an abundance of wild life, a wooded area and an eco pond.

FEAL specialises in working with people living with dementia, young people using mental health services, people living with brain injuries and or serious illness.

The team at FEAL provide a fun filled and interactive day for our members to enjoy working with the animals in a hands on and calming manner.

Please see some of the feedback from the latest session below:


“Caden really enjoys his trips out with the LDSSG meeting with friends and family.

Caden’s favourites are Billinghay swimming sessions, Rand farm BBQ, Foxdales horses and activities and many more.

We try to attend all for new experiences as well as ones we have previously attended and love.”





“Elsie loves her visits to Foxdales, as it offers her the chance to spend time with her friends from LDSSG in a relaxed setting. Its also important for her to understand the need to care and look after horses, not just ride them. We cant thank Tracy and the team at FEAL enough for the great work they do”  


Upcoming stay & play sessions

Please see the proposed dates for our upcoming stay & play sessions.

Keep checking the website and Facebook page for further details


Relaxed screening – Johnny English Strikes Again

There will be a relaxed screening of the latest installment of the Johnny English franchise on November 24th, at the Venue in Lincoln at 10:30am



This is a relaxed screening in collaboration with Grantham Autistic Information Network (GAIN).

During the screening the lights will be kept on at a low level, the sound will be at lower than usual levels, no trailers or advertisements will be screened and allowances are made for increased movement and noise levels.

Free parking is available for all cinema goers (subject to availability). Please note that parking is sometimes limited for midweek daytime screenings.

For further details please click the link 


LDSSG resource list

Please see the attached list of LDSSG resources that many of our members have found useful.

If you would like to request a committee held resource, have any suggestions for resources, or simply want to share your experiences dont hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact us form.




New DS football team in Scunthorpe


Please see the attached leaflet for details of a new DS Active football team that has recently been set up in the Scunthorpe area.

For more details contact or