For Families and Carers

We can offer you information, support and advice on any question or concern you have related to Down’s syndrome.  We have specialist advisers who can provide you with information and support on issues such as health, social care, benefits and education for people with Down’s syndrome.  We can help you to access support locally and may be able to direct you to other sources of information.

You will find a lot of information on these pages.  If you can’t find what you are looking for or need further advice, please don’t hesitate to contact us on +44 (0)333 1212 300 or email us on info@downs-syndrome.org.uk.

What's New

  • More than 500 downloads for DSActive Health Swap app

    A new app designed to help people with Down’s syndrome make healthier eating and exercise choices, has been downloaded more than 500 times in its first three weeks. Created by our <a href="http…

  • 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…

  • We know the secret to a happy marriage

    Tommy and Maryanne Pilling say they know the secret to a happy marriage – “I love my Tommy, he is my husband. We do lots of things together and he is my best friend”. The couple have jus…