What we offer
Sundowns is a Wirral based charity that supports individuals with Down's syndrome, their parents and carers. Since 2000 our committed volunteers have formed strong links with Wirral's statutory bodies on order to improve the quality and quantity of opportunities for people who have Down's syndrome.
Sundowns provides support in a variety of ways
- Regular News Letter
- Monthly Support Group Meetings
- Regular Information Events
- Social Events for the whole family
- Regular Workshops
- Resourse Library
- Makaton Pre-School Signing Group
- Teen Group Activities
- Respite Weekends for family
We help Sundowns family members enjoy a wide range of activities and events. Maternity liaison We have links with Maternity Services at Arrow Park hospital. Working closely with the maternity department to enable correct and informative advice to parents. Education The Wirral Teachers & TA Down Syndrome Forum, is run by Jill Mulligan, Educational Psychologist, Ros Foster, Portage Worker from the Special Educational Support Service and Libby Potter, parent.Working in conjunction with and funded by Sundowns, this dedicated forum offers workshops and specialist speakers to support the education of children with Down Syndrome in main stream schools across Wirral. Some twilight sessions are open to Sundown Parent & Carers offering advice and support, to help support their child in education.
Regular social events for parents Getting together with other parents is the cornerstone of Sundowns’ activities. Having fun, sharing stories, overcoming problems or simply just getting out for a couple of hours is really important for parents.