About Down's Syndrome : What We Spend Your Money On

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As a charity, we rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. We currently need £2 million per annum to operate and hope that you will be able to help us reach our target.

If you’ve ever wondered where the money you raise goes, here’s a little insight into what we spend your money on and as you can see, every little really does help!

£5 The cost to the DSA to produce 10 copies of one of our free resources which provides information for our new parents.
£10 To provide one adult health book.
£25 Providing an hour of support to a parent from one of our trained Information Officers on any aspect of living with Down’s syndrome.
£100 Specialist support for four hours from our Information Officer or Welfare Benefits Adviser offering clear, helpful guidance through the regulatory mazes.
£500 To provide training to an employer empowering them to employ someone with Down’s syndrome
£600 To provide an assessment and report for a person with Down’s syndrome
£1,200 Producing and distributing 1,000 copies of our Journal giving the latest news on all issues relating to Down’s syndrome.
£2,500 An Information Exchange Day- bringing together local groups for a regional day conference allowing exchange of information, ideas and enthusiasm and the opportunity to hear some great speakers.
£4,000 A year’s supply of top medical advice which can be offered free to our members.
£5,000 The cost to pay for a year of coaching sessions for a DSActive team (sporting opportunities for people who have Down’s syndrome).
£10,000 What it takes to maintain our helpline services for one month.


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