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Tel:(01) 902 2989
Email:contactus@dsdublin.ie
Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

Why Partner with Down Syndrome Dublin

The reputations of charities have rightly been severely questioned in recent times, and rightly so. Down Syndrome Dublin (DSD), is the Dublin Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) - CHY6064. Each member of DSD is automatically a member of DSI. DSD is audited every year by the auditors of Down Syndrome Ireland. A certain percentage of every members annual subscription is derogated to DSI to pay for their membership. Down Syndrome Ireland staff are paid a salary. The board of DSI are all non paid parents of children with Down Syndrome, and are nominated by the branches. Directors may not serve a term exceeding three years.

The officers and committee of Down Syndrome Dublin are all unpaid volunteers. Officers may not serve a term exceeding three years. All expenses are supported by receipts and carefully controlled. We raise funds to provide services such as speech & language therapy, occupational therapy, subsidised bike riding, art, drama, social activities for our children. We jealously guard our reputation, and only provide an activitiy or service if it conforms to the  utmost professional standards.

We understand that charities must adapt. It is no longer enough to rely on peoples' generosity. Charities have intangible assets- notably the value they can add to brands through mutually beneficial partnerships. Down Syndrome Dublin has an extremely positive image in the greater Dublin area - with a reputation for professionalism and innovation. We would like to partner with successful, ethical commercial organisations in innovative projects to raise the brand profile of the partner organisation, and much needed funds for Down Syndrome Dublin. An example of projects we have undertaken is http://www.handsthattalk.ie - a website to teach everyone to use Irish Sign Language.

Partner with Down Syndrome Dublin

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All the officers and committee members of Down Syndrome Dublin are unpaid volunteers. They use their talents and professional skills to organise high quality services and events to people with Down Syndrome within the Greater Dublin area. If your company would like to partner with us, we'd love to hear from you.
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Last October, Celtic Whiskey Shop on Dawson Street ran a hugely successful Whiskey Live event in Dublin Castle.

Down Syndrome Dublin now have nine trained volunteers who can provide support and advice to new parents of children with Down Syndrome

Monday, 10 March 2008 00:10

Terms and Conditions of Use

Privacy Statement,
Disclaimer and Copyright

All material contained on the Down Syndrome Dublin's (DSD) website is covered by a disclaimer and protected by copyright laws.

Website Privacy Policy

DSD is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications about DSD that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The "personal information" is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title and address.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. This policy may change from time to time so please check back periodically.

  1. What personal information does DSD collect?
    DSD collects the following information regarding visitors to our website: information regarding which pages are accessed and when, information volunteered by you (such as survey information), email address and your preferred means of communication.
  2. How does DSD use my information?
    DSD uses the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.
  3. Who is collecting your information?
    When you are in the DSD website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with DSD alone unless stated otherwise. For example, when you are using our secure online donation pages, you are going through to a partner company, Paypal and it is clear on the donation page when you are going through to the Paypal site.
  4. With whom does DSD share your information?
    As a general rule, DSD will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it. When you are using our secure online donation pages you are going through to a partner company and the information you give such as your credit card number and contact information is provided to them so that the transaction can take place. DSD also uses such information to contact you for marketing purposes. DSD does not sell on lists to others.
  5. What are my choices regarding collection, use and distribution of my information?
    If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about DSD's work we will send you communications regarding DSD's work and activities, either electronically or otherwise. In addition, we may send you direct mail that we feel may be of interest to you.
    DSD does not sell or rent user information to anyone. From time to time, we agree with other likeminded organisations to write to some of each other's supporters, for the mutual benefit of both.
  6. What is DSD's policy on allowing me to update, correct or delete my personally identifiable information?
    The accuracy of your individual identifying information is important to DSD. If you change email address or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us.
  7. How does DSD protect my personal identifiable information?
    DSD is committed to taking reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us.
  8. What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of my information?
    Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, DSD cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security within our systems.
  9. Users under 18
    If you use this site for information about fundraising campaigning or supporting the work of DSD, please let an adult know.

Terms and Conditions of Use

Access to and use of this site is provided by DSD subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. Your use of this site constitutes acceptance of these Terms and Conditions as at the date of your first use of the site.
  2. DSD reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time by posting changes online. Your continued use of this site after changes are posted constitutes your acceptance of this agreement as modified.
  3. You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes and in a manner which does not infringe the rights or restrict, or inhibit the use and enjoyment of the site by any third party.
  4. This site and the information, names, images, pictures, logos regarding or relating to DSD are provided "as is" without any representation or endorsement made and without warranty of any kind whether express or implied. In no event will DSD be liable for any damages including, without limitation, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages or loss of profits whatsoever arising from the use or in connection with such use or loss of use of the site, whether in contract or in negligence.
  5. DSD does not warrant that the functions contained in the material contained in this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs or represents the full functionality, accuracy and reliability of the materials.
  6. Trademarks
    The Down Syndrome Dublin's name and logo, are trademarks of the Down Syndrome Irelad and Down Syndrome Dublin. The names, images and logos identifying DSD or third parties and their products and services are the proprietary marks of the DSD and/or third parties as appropriate. Nothing contained in these Terms and Conditions or on the DSD website may be construed as conferring any licence or right under any trademark or patent of the DSD or any third party.
  7. Copyright Restrictions:
    1. Commercial use or publication of all or any item displayed is strictly prohibited without prior written authorisation from DSD. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any licence by DSD to use any item displayed.
    2. Documents on this site may be copied for personal, non-commercial use only on the condition that copyright and source indications are also copied, no modifications are made and the document is copied entirely. However, some documents and photos have been published on this site with the permission of the relevant copyright owners (who are not DSD). All rights are reserved on these documents and permission to copy them must be requested from the copyright owners (the sources are indicated within these documents/photographs).
  8. DSD takes no responsibility for the content of external Internet Sites. The existence of a link from any organisation's site to the DSD site does not imply that the DSD endorses the activities or views of that organisation.
  9. Any communication or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the site including any data, questions, comments, suggestions or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information.
  10. If there is any conflict between these Terms and Conditions and rules and/or specific terms of use appearing on this site relating to specific material then the latter shall prevail.
  11. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland. Any disputes shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish Courts.
  12. If these Terms and Conditions are not accepted in full, the use of this site must be terminated immediately.
  13. We may change these Terms and Conditions at any time. If any of these terms and conditions are invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of these terms and conditions shall continue to have full force and effect.

Disclaimer

We may change the DSD website and correct or update information (including topic note information) on it at any time without notice. Except in relation to the description of products and services available from our website, we do not guarantee and are not responsible for the accuracy of any information provided on the website. We do not represent or warrant that the material contained in the website, any of the functions of the website and the server will operate without interruption or delay or will be error-free, free from defects, viruses or bugs or compatible with any other software or material. Accessing the website is entirely at your own risk. You must not transmit through or to our website any defamatory, threatening, obscene, distressing, harmful or pornographic material or material which may infringe upon the rights of others (including intellectual property rights, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy) or which does not comply with all relevant laws.

Legal Information

You can view our Privacy Policy and Disclaimer by using the links to the left

On-Line Shopping Terms & Conditions

These online shopping terms and conditions ("On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions") apply to all orders which you, the customer ("you" or "your"), place using this website "www.dsdublin.ie" ("Website"), operated by us, The Dublin Branch of Down Syndome Ireland ("DSDublin" "we" "us" or "our"). Please read them carefully before placing your order and print a copy for future reference.

By using this website you accept and agree to be bound by these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Statement and such other policies as we notify you of from time to time, which together constitute the entire agreement between us. Nothing in these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions affects your statutory rights, either as a consumer or otherwise.

Children

We only sell items to adults (i.e. those aged 18 or over). If you are under 18, you may use this Website only with the involvement of a parent or guardian.

Colours, specifications and dimensions of products

We have made every effort to display the colours, specifications and dimensions of items on the Website as accurately as possible. The colours you see will depend on the resolution of your monitor, we cannot guarantee that your monitor's display of any colour will reflect accurately the colour of the item delivered. We may from time to time vary the dimensions, specifications and quantities of items displayed on our Website without prior notice.

Privacy and Communications

Ensuring the privacy and security of customers’ personal information is very important to us. Our privacy and security policy outlines the information we collect about you, how and why we use the information and the choices you have to restrict our usage of this information.

Collected Information

Personal information you provide to us while creating or updating an account (ie: name, address, telephone number, email address, billing address, ship-to address and credit card information) is maintained in private files on our secure web server and on our internal systems. We also use cookies to collect product and purchase information from the pages you access or visit.

All data is treated with the utmost confidentiality. We do not share, rent or sell any of our customer’s information to any other individual, business or organisation

To fulfil our obligations to you under these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions we communicate with you by e-mail and by posting notices on the Website. You agree to receive communications from us electronically and that electronic communication will satisfy any legal requirement for communication in writing.

The contract between us

When you place an order to purchase items using our Website this is an offer by you to us to purchase those items. We will confirm receipt of your order by sending you an email summarizing the details of your order ("Order Confirmation E-mail"). We accept your order only when we send an e-mail confirming that we have despatched the items in your order ("Despatch Confirmation E-mail"). The contract between us is formed at the point we send the Dispatch Confirmation E-mail in respect of those items mentioned in the Despatch Confirmation E-mail. If your order contained a number of items and the Despatch Confirmation E-mail mentions only some of them, those items which have yet to be despatched to you do not form part of that contract.

Prices

Products are invoiced in Euro at the price prevailing at the time you place your order. Please refer to our Delivery Charges for details.

Although we try to ensure that all prices on the Website are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of items you have ordered, we will contact you as soon as possible. You will have the option of either reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you, we will treat your order in respect of the incorrectly priced item as cancelled.

Prices displayed on the Website apply to online purchases only. They are not indicative of the price of identical items purchased by any other means. We reserve the right to update prices displayed on the Website from time to time.

Payment

We accept the following methods of payment: Visa, MasterCard & Diners cards. All our payment processing is handled securely by RealEx Payments.

All prices are quoted in Euro and your credit card company will calculate the exchange rate automatically.

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel your order, please contact us. As we try to process orders immediately it may not always be possible to prevent an order from being despatched.

Right to withdraw purchases within "cooling off" period

If you live in the European Union you have a right by law to withdraw from the purchase of any item within a "cooling-off" period of seven working days starting on the day after the day the item is delivered to you ("Cooling-Off Period"). This right applies to all items advertised on the Website.

Items damaged in transit

If you take delivery of a package from us and the contents have been damaged in transit, we will exchange the damaged items without charge to you provided you return the damaged item(s) to us within 30 days of taking delivery.

Incorrect Items

If we have sent you an incorrect item, please notify our us as soon as possible and return the incorrect item to us and specify the correct details in writing. If you would like us to replace the incorrect item with the item you ordered we will send you the correct item as soon as possible. We will not charge you for the incorrect item and will reimburse your reasonable costs in returning it.

Costs

We will reimburse any reasonable costs you incur in returning the following items to us:

• items we delivered to you in error;

• items which were damaged upon delivery or are defective or incorrect;

You will be responsible for the costs of returning items to us in all other circumstance, (including if you exercise your right to withdraw your purchase in the Cooling-Off Period).

Losses

We will be responsible for any losses you suffer as a direct result of us breaching these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions if those losses were reasonably foreseeable to both you and us at the time the contract for the sale of items by us to you was formed (i.e. at the point we send the Despatch Confirmation E-mail to you). We will not be responsible to you or any third party for any business loss (including loss of revenue, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, wasted expenditure, data or goodwill) or any other loss or damage which does not result directly from our actions or the actions of our sub-contractors or agents, is consequential or was not reasonably foreseeable to both you and us when the contract between us was formed.

Our liability to you under these On-Line Shopping Terms and Conditions will not exceed the total price charged for the items purchased.

Events beyond our reasonable control

We will not be responsible to you for any delay or failure to comply with our obligations under these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions if the delay or failure arises from any cause beyond our reasonable control.

Alterations to the Online Sales Terms and Conditions

We reserve the right at any time to make changes to this Website, these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and such other policies as we may notify you of. You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time you use the Website or order items from the Website. Changes which we are required to make by law could apply to orders which you have already made. If any of the terms and conditions forming the contract between us are deemed invalid, void or unenforceable for any reason, it will be deemed severable and not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms and conditions.

Waiver

If you breach these On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions and we take no action we will still be entitled to use our rights and remedies in other situations where you are in breach.

Governing law and jurisdiction

These On-line Shopping Terms and Conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Ireland. You agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Irish courts, as do we.


 

© Down Syndrome Dublin 2008-14

This information may be reprinted, copied and distributed freely provided that the content is unaltered and the copyright and conditions are also included. For any other use, permission must be obtained from Down Syndrome Dublin

Down Syndrome Dublin are looking for people of all ages(18+) to take part in a white collar boxing event (no experience required) to be held on the Saturday 23rd of June at the Ballsbridge Hotel(formerly Jurys) at 8pm., 

Full training will be provided on mon & fri nights at 8 till 9 on Mondays 14th May, 21st May, 28th May, 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, and Fridays 18th May, 25th May, 1st June, 8th June, and 15th June at Mount Tallant Boxing Club in Terenure. 

Each participant must aim to raise €200 sponsorship, and aim to sell 20 tickets @ €15 each.

All Kit will be provided to each fighter.

If you are interested contact Orla Flanagan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone on 087 922 8777

 

 

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A great day was had by all and the rain held off.

I would like to thank the Staff of the Westbury Hotel who made us feel very welcome and to Rm photography who took our photos on the day.

For our lovely T-shirts I would like to thank our sponsor Cahills Centra. For our lovely red goodies bags we can thank Robert Doyle ECO Build Ltd and for all the cool stuff inside we can thank Robert Roberts, Cahill’s Centra, Cadburys, Avon and many more.

The funds raised will be directly used to fund our speech therapy workshops running during the summer months, this programme would not be possible without your fundraising assistance.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008 22:46

Useful Information

We have included some information on Rush House and some Useful web links. Rush House is a house owned by Down Syndrome Dublin, which members can book for a period up to seven days.

Please click on the submenus on the left to obtain detailed information.

If you have information you would like included in this section please contact us
Friday, 07 March 2008 03:18

Monetary Allowances

Domiciliary Care Allowance

The Domiciliary Care Allowance is a non-statutory monthly means-tested payment made to the carer of a child with a severe disability who lives at home. It is usually paid to the parent caring for the child. In order to qualify, your child must have a disability and

  • must be aged under 16
  • must live at home
  • must need substantially more constant care and attention than a child of the same age who does not have a disability

The assessment of whether or not your child needs more constant care and attention is made by the Health Service Executive (HSE). They look at the degree of additional care and attention needed by the child rather than the type of disability involved. There are no particular disabilities specified.

The allowance is not payable if your child is in full-time residential care but a pro-rata allowance may be paid if your child is in residential care but comes home for weekends and/or holidays. The allowance is payable if the child normally lives at home but is away for up to eight weeks, for example, in hospital.

The means test applies to the means of the child and not to the means of the parents. Since most children do not have personal means, the majority of children who are born with a severe disability should qualify.

The allowance ceases to be payable when your child reaches 16. He/she may then qualify for a Disability Allowance.

You are entitled to Child Benefit in the usual way and you may also be eligible for Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance if you meet the other conditions. You are also eligible for a Respite Care grant.

More information can be found from the department of health and children website


Carers Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a means-tested payment which may be paid if you are caring full time for a person who needs full time care and attention. If your child is under the age of 16, you may qualify for the Carer’s Allowance only if you also qualify for the Domiciliary Care Allowance.

The means test takes account of the parents’ income. Some income is disregarded. If you get a Carer’s Allowance, you are no longer considered to be an adult dependant on your spouse’s social welfare payment. You may not get a Carer’s Allowance and another social welfare payment at the same time.
You can find out more information by clicking here
You can download an application form by clicking here


You should apply to:
Social Welfare Services Office,
Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs,
Ballinalee Road,
Longford.


Carers Benefit

Carer’s Benefit may be payable if you give up work in order to provide full time care for a person who needs it. The conditions are similar to those for Carer’s Allowance except that it is not means tested and you must have enough PRSI contributions. Carer’s Benefit is paid for up to 15 months.

You can find out more information about the rules, rates, and an application form by clicking here


Respite Care Grant


Respite care grant is an automatic annual payment made to carers in receipt of Carers Allowance/Benefit (by the Dept. of Social & Family Affairs) or Domiciliary Care Allowance (by the HSE). (It is doubled if you are caring for more than one child) and is processed every June

The Grant was €1,700 in 2007, you can find more information by clicking on the link above

 

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 14:58

Domicilliary Care Allowance

Domiciliary Care Allowance

 

The Domiciliary Care Allowance is a non-statutory monthly means-tested payment made to the carer of a child with a severe disability who lives at home.  It is usually paid to the parent caring for the child.  In order to qualify, your child must have a disability and

  • must be aged under 16
  • must live at home
  • must need substantially more constant care and attention than a child of the same age who does not have a disability

The assessment of whether or not your child needs more constant care and attention is made by the Health Service Executive (HSE).  They look at the degree of additional care and attention needed by the child rather than the type of disability involved.  There are no particular disabilities specified.  

The allowance is not payable if your child is in full-time residential care but a pro-rata allowance may be paid if your child is in residential care but comes home for weekends and/or holidays.  The allowance is payable if the child normally lives at home but is away for up to eight weeks, for example, in hospital.  

The means test applies to the means of the child and not to the means of the parents.  Since most children do not have personal means, the majority of children who are born with a severe disability should qualify.  

The allowance ceases to be payable when your child reaches 16.  He/she may then qualify for a Disability Allowance.

You are entitled to Child Benefit in the usual way and you may also be eligible for Carer’s Benefit or Carer’s Allowance if you meet the other conditions.  You are also eligible for a Respite Care grant.

More information can be found from the department of health and children website

 

Wednesday, 05 March 2008 12:45

Carers Allowance

Carers Allowance  

Carer’s Allowance is a means-tested payment which may be paid if you are caring full time for a person who needs full time care and attention.  If your child is under the age of 16, you may qualify for the Carer’s Allowance only if you also qualify for the Domiciliary Care Allowance.   

The means test takes account of the parents’ income.  Some income is disregarded.  If you get a Carer’s Allowance, you are no longer considered to be an adult dependant on your spouse’s social welfare payment.  You may not get a Carer’s Allowance and another social welfare payment at the same time.
 
You  can find out more information by clicking here
You can download an application form by clicking here 


You should apply to:
Social Welfare Services Office,
Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs,
Ballinalee Road,
Longford.

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Down Syndrome Dublin
C/O Carmelite Centre
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Ireland
t: 01 902 2989
The Dublin Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland - CHY 6064

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