Meet Mercy and her Big Sister, Hannah

Hannah is a 22 year old Fashion Media and Promotion student who has just finished university. Her final project was inspired by her little sister, Mercy… “My main inspiration for this project came from my youngest sister, Mercy, who is a nine year old fashion-lover who has Down’s Syndrome. I planned to create a ‘Young […]

COVID-19 and the Down’s Syndrome Association. Supporting our community during challenging times.

We don’t often use words like ‘urgent’ or ‘crisis’. Normally our work is offering continuous support rather than responding to an emergency that has affected the whole world. We rely on steady, regular donations from people like you to offer an ongoing service. This is different however. We need your help now. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

50 Paintings Of My Sister

Rebecca Hindle has just finished her degree in Fine Arts and her final installation was this collection of paintings of her sister, Charlotte, who has Down’s syndrome. She chose to do this to raise awareness and to show the different sides of Charlotte’s personality. We think you will agree, it is an amazing piece of […]

Supporting individuals who have Down’s syndrome and their families through difficult times

The ongoing coverage of our 50th anniversary year has chronicled significant developments in the lives of people who have Down’s syndrome. There is much to celebrate. People who have Down’s syndrome are living much longer, enjoying lives included in their community, with greater independence, which might encompass paid employment and living in their own accommodation. […]

Janet Carr

by Carol Boys, Chief Executive I am really sad to announce the death of Dr Janet Carr who died on the 17 March. Janet had been associated  with the DSA for a very long time and her pioneering work made an enormous difference to thousands of people with Down’s syndrome not only in the UK but […]

Our current working arrangements

We wanted to update you all on our our working arrangements throughout this challenging period.  We hope you and your families are all managing to stay safe and well.  Helpline – 0333 1212 300 Our email and telephone Helpline service is open as usual. We are open Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Our Helpline information officers and specialist advisers […]

‘Don’t call me “Down’s”‘

Emma Bishop is 40. She has a boyfriend, a job, loves reading, and is godmother to her niece Annabella. She also has Down’s syndrome. This Saturday (21 March) is World Down Syndrome Day, a chance to raise awareness, champion inclusion and celebrate the people with Down’s syndrome who play a vital role in our lives […]