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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.

We are also on Facebook or twitter which will keep you up to date on the daily branch activities and news.

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New Funding Scheme for Therapies and Educational Tuition

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The Louth Meath Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland has a funding scheme for branch members.
All paid up members of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI), Louth / Meath Branch are eligible to apply for inclusion on the Funding Scheme. The Funding Scheme will cover therapies, and sports / recreational activities that will benefit members with Down syndrome. Below is a list of therapies and activities thatwill be covered under the scheme.
The list is not exhaustive and other therapies activities may be included on the list once they are of benefit to members with Down syndrome.
  • Speech & Language Therapy,
  • Occupational Therapy,
  • Physiotherapy
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Neuro -developmental Therapy
  • Counselling
  • Education Tuition.
  • Horse Riding
  • Swimming
  • Dancing
  • Music & Drama
Members can apply for a annual subsidy of up to €600 once they undertake fundraising on behalf of DSI, Louth / Meath Branch or are an active committee member. (as detailed below)
A.)Members are required to participate in a minimum of 4 fundraising events per year (approximately 2 hours per event)
or
B.)organise a fundraising event that raises at least €400
or
or combination of both A and B
Active committee members are considered to be Officers, Programme Coordinators or members who attend at least 8 committee meetings per year.
Members are required to submit completed applications, accompanied by receipts and details of fundraising undertaken or details of committee duties carried out to the Assistant Treasurer twice a year. For the period January to
June, applications should be submitted by the 31st July, for the period July to December, applications should be submitted by the 31st January (Forms submitted after these dates will be processed during the next application period) .
Therapies / tuition must be undertaken by a qualified & registered therapist or tutor.
If a members health insurance covers the cost of any/all of the therapies on the list a claim should be made in the first instance against their insurance.
Programmes and activities that are managed or organised by the Branch are excluded from inclusion the Funding Scheme ex. Adult Literacy Programme.
The scheme (as with all programmes/schemes managed by DSI, Louth / Meath Branch) is administered on a completely voluntary basis by parents of children with Down syndrome.
When lodging funds please ensure that the name of the member with Down syndrome, is included on the lodgement slip.
Appeals regarding payment of subsidies must be made to the Chairperson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it