Monday, 2 November 2015

Up Club Local

Down Syndrome NSW has received funding through the National Disability Insurance Agency that will provide additional opportunities for our members to connect with their local communities. As part of this funding, we are establishing Up Club Local groups.

These social groups are distinct from our successful and long-running Up Club and have been developed to increase the accessibility of Up Club to adults with Down syndrome. Membership to Up Club Local groups is open to current members of the Up Club as well as others who do not currently attend Up Club.

Current Up Club Locals - we have now established 4 Up Club Local groups in the Sydney area:
Up Club Inner West – meets monthly at a regular meeting spot in Newtown.
Up Club North – meets monthly at a regular meeting spot in Chatswood.
Up Club South – this group meets monthly at a regular meeting spot in Cronulla.
Up Club Blue Mountains – meets monthly at a regular meeting spot in Springwood.
These Up Club Local groups are open to adults with Down syndrome and intellectual disability. So far, the Up Club Local groups have had fun getting to know each other at a range of activities including planning meetings, Yum Cha lunches, live music nights, pub and trivia nights, visits to the local markets and the cinemas. Group members are encouraged to be actively involved in planning the activities that the group chooses to do together.

If you live in one of these areas and would like to join, please contact Lyb: lyb.makin@dsansw.org.au

New Up Club Locals:
Down Syndrome NSW would like to establish more Up Club Local groups in your area, and is looking to recruit energetic and passionate Up Club Group Co-ordinators in the following areas:
Hornsby, Ryde and North Western Sydney
South-Western Sydney
Central Coast
and Newcastle
Wollongong
Mid-North Coast
Far North Coast
If you know anyone who would be suitable for a casual position with Down Syndrome NSW, please contact Lyb: lyb.makin@dsansw.org.au

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