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Welcome to the website of the Louth/Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

The aim of the Louth/Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland is to support people with Down syndrome and their families in the counties of Louth and Meath. The Branch is run on a completely voluntary basis by parents of children with Down syndrome

Through our website we aim to provide information on the Branch itself and provide information on services and programmes available to our members throughout the two counties.

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New Funding Scheme for Therapies and Educational Tuition

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The Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome is delighted to announce a new funding scheme for branch members. This will be on a pilot basis for one year.
The Branch held an Extraordinary General Meeting on Monday 18th January 2016 to consider the introduction of a Funding Scheme that would go some ways to help cover the cost of Speech & Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Education Tuition.
The proposal was passed at the meeting.
Members can therefore apply for subsidies for the aforementioned Therapies/Education Tuition that have taken place since Monday 18th January. All paid up members are eligible to apply for 4 €30 subsidies and can apply for an additional 16 €30 subsidies, once they fundraise or participate in committee activities as per the terms & conditions of the Funding Scheme.
Members can apply for subsidies three times a year,
• for the period January to April, applications should be submitted by the 10th of May,
• for the period May to August, applications should be submitted by the 10th September and
• for the period September to December, applications should be submitted by the 10th January.
Applications forms, which should be accompanied by receipts and your 2016 membership receipt number should be forwarded to the Assistant Treasurer Jacqui Gaines. The Funding Scheme (as with all programmes organised by the Down Syndrome Louth / Meath branch) is administered on a completely voluntary basis by parents of children with Down Syndrome.