About

help people with Down's syndrome to live full and rewarding lives

We are the only organisation in the U.K. focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome. Since 1970, we have grown from being a local parent support group to a national charity with over 20,000 members, a national office in Teddington Middlesex, offices in Northern Ireland and Wales and a regional development team. Despite this, the organisation is run by a total staff of only 38 (many of them part time), and a network of around 100 regional volunteer-led support groups.

1. We provide information and support for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.

2. We strive to improve knowledge of the condition.

3. We champion the rights of people with Down’s syndrome.