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Down's Syndrome Association

The Downs Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only charity in the UK dealing with all aspects of Downs syndrome. Its aim is to help people with Downs syndrome live full and rewarding lives.

What we do

Our organisation is divided into various teams, including:

  • Training & Information delivers helpline support services; provide information about all aspects of living with Downs syndrome including specialist advisers on benefits, education, health and social care; advise new parents or anyone with questions; promote and facilitate information exchange between members through various groups; provide support on our Facebook groups; develop and deliver training throughout the UK for members, professionals and carers.
    They also run our Having A Voice project, giving people with Downs syndrome a platform to have their say and be heard.
  • WorkFit  Our employment programmme which brings together employers and jobseekers who have Downs syndrome. It is a tailored service dedicated to training employers about the learning profile of people who have Downs syndrome so that they can be supported in the workplace. We focus on finding the right employment opportunities for people who have Downs syndrome and ensuring that they have the support they need to be successful in the workplace.
  • DSActive  Providing as many opportunities as possible for people with Downs syndrome to lead active and healthy lives.
  • Membership The more members we have, the stronger our voice when campaigning. Our Membership team is responsible for all administration surrounding new members, existing members and affiliated groups.
  • Fundraising responsible for raising money for the association through events, sponsorship and trusts
  • Communications give key messages to the media, public and professionals; influence policy making; responsible for external publications 

Who to contact

Name
Information Team
Telephone
0333 1212 300
Email
info@downs-syndrome.org.uk
Website
Down's Syndrome Association

Where to go

Name
Down's Syndrome Associaton
Address
The Langdon Down Centre
2a Langdon Park
Teddington
Middlesex
Postcode
TW11 9PS

Other Details

Availability

Other notes

For people with Down's syndrome, their parents and carers

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations