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National Down Syndrome Awareness Week March 16 – 22 2015

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NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS WEEK March 16th – 22nd 2015 This year Awareness Week (16-22 March) is all about Getting Active and Getting Involved. The Down Syndrome Association wants to encourage people with Down’s syndrome to Get Active and Get Involved in their local communities. Promoting the fact that having different hobbies and leisure pursuits

Hop Shed Open Evening!

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HOP SHED THEATRE COMPANY The Hop Shed is Kent’s very own inclusive theatre company for children, young people and adults, developed and operated by The Symbol Trust with training, support and quality assurance from the internationally renowned Chickenshed. Following a hugely successful Open Evening on the 25th April The Hop Shed is now open for

Clifton Park Family Centre- Ofsted

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Symbol’s residential family assessment centre in Bristol had an unannounced Ofsted inspection on the 3rd and 4th December 2012.  We are pleased to have been awarded an overall rating of “Good”.  – Well done to all involved! The following is a quote from the report: “A strength of the service is the provision of individual

Government announces thousands of patients are to be moved from NHS-funded private hospitals and care homes over the next 18 months (10.12.12)

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Private companies are to be stripped of the right to provide hospital care for patients with learning disabilities after the Winterbourne View abuse scandal. Norman Lamb, the Care and Support Minister said: “One of the most shocking revelations to come out of this case is that many of the 3,500 people with learning disabilities who

Symbol welcomes landmark research and joins calls for all those who work with children to make communication their business

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As a member of the Communication Trust, a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication, Symbol welcomed the publication of the Better Communication Research Programme on 27th December 2012, the most significant investment to date in research into the needs of and services for children and young people with