About Down's Syndrome : Who We Work With

The Down’s Syndrome Association are members of a select number of larger campaigning groups.  This allows us to speak with a stronger voice on behalf of our members.  From time to time we will encourage you to get involved in wider campaigns in order to ensure better outcomes for all.

Disability Benefits Consortium

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC is a coalition of over 50 different organisations and charities committed to working towards a fair benefit system. Using the combined knowledge, experience and contact with disabled individuals and hard-to-reach groups, they seek to ensure that Government policy reflects and meets the needs of all disabled people.

Care and Support Alliance

The Care & Support Alliance is a consortium of over 70 organisations that represent and support older and disabled people, including disabled children, those with long-term conditions and their families, and campaigns to keep adult care funding and reform on the political agenda.

Special Education Consortium (SEC)

The Special Educational Consortium (SEC) is a group of organisations who protect and promote the rights of disabled children and young people and children and young people with special educational needs (SEN). We work with the government, the Department for Education, members of Parliament and other organisations when there are proposals for changes in policy, legislation, regulations and guidance that may affect disabled children
and young people and children  and young people with SEN.

What's New

  • Riding high: Super Steve reaches the top of the world!

    He took a trusty Royal Enfield Bullet motorbike and rode it along some of the most challenging terrain in the high passes of the Himalayas in India.…

  • Happy 75th birthday George!

    We were recently sent these gorgeous photos of George McCullagh, from Northern Ireland, celebrating his 75th birthday last month!…

  • New NICE guidance on growing older

    Earlier this year, the DSA was pleased to be involved in shaping new guidance around growing older with a learning disability. We responded to a National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NIC…