Down's Syndrome Association
Who we are
Creating the conditions that all people with Down's syndrome need to live full and rewarding lives.
Who we are
We are the only organisation in this country focusing solely on all aspects of living successfully with Down's syndrome.
- We provide information and support for people with Down's syndrome, their families and carers, and the professionals who work with them.
- We strive to improve knowledge of the condition.
- We champion the rights of people with Down's syndrome.
What we do
Our organisation is divided into various teams, including:
Information - run the helpline; provide people information about all aspects of living with Down's syndrome including specialist advisers on benefits, education, health and social care; advise new parents or anyone with questions; promote an facilitate information exchange between members through various groups; advise on employment for people with Down's syndrome.
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.
Training - run courses throughout the UK for members, professionals and carers.
Membership - responsible for all administration surrounding new members, existing members and affiliated groups.