Join us for a festive coffee morning, an opportunity for Carers who care for a child/adult who has a learning need or disability, have a friendly chat, share tips and advice and meet other carers.
To book and register your interest please contact Emily – Emilyb@centre404.org.uk or text/call 07946205415
We’ll be joined by a guest speaker – Hayley Goleniowska – Downs Side Up
Hayley will be talking about her experience of being a parent with a child who has Downs Syndrome, sharing tips and advice and offering a Q&A at the end of her talk.
Hayley writes on her site: http://www.downssideup.com/
‘Hayley’s ignorance of Down’s syndrome came to the fore when her daughter was born, motivating her to create world-renowned blog Downs Side Up. It challenges fear and stigma and celebrates the narratives of those with the condition.
The award-winning website is part of the greater work Hayley does toward inclusion of those with a learning disability. Her daughter Natty was the first UK model with a disability to feature in a national Back to School campaign and she believes we all need to see ourselves represented in the media.
Publishing a beautiful book for children and support material for new families, writing for various publications, taking part in a BBC documentary, giving countless interviews and working alongside the NHS as a Patient Expert Tutor to ensure medical professionals value everyone’s worth equally and learn how their words impact on new parents. Hayley ensures diversity in a gentle, heartfelt way.’
During this Coffee Morning we’ll be crafty and making a festive wreath, you will need the following:
coloured paper, leaves, old wrapping paper (you can make it as creatively as you wish)
1 large plate and 1 small plate
Arts and crafts of your choice – glitter, feather, fake holly