What we do in Wales
- We provide an information service on all aspects of living successfully with Down’s syndrome and have a particular knowledge of how services operate across Wales and what support is available.
- We provide a comprehensive bespoke training service for anyone working with people with Down’s syndrome living in Wales. These are targeted across health, education, social care and voluntary sectors. Have a look at what we can offer in Training and Support in Wales.
- We regularly respond to policy consultations that affect people with Down’s syndrome and work with partner organisations across health, education, social care and voluntary sectors in order to ensure that children and adults with Down’s syndrome can lead full and rewarding lives.
- We are very keen to support families of children and adults with Down’s syndrome throughout Wales. We have a network of locally based, volunteer-led, support groups across Wales. To find out about local support in your area, please contact the Wales Office for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
- WorkFit have been awarded funding to provide support to people with Down’s syndrome aged 25+ and their families and their carers across Wales. This funding is a recognition of our success in supporting people with Down’s syndrome into meaningful work opportunities across Wales over the last four years.
- Information about Down’s syndrome for the NHS in Wales
- From 30 April 2018 Wales will be the first of the UK nations to offer women non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as a supplementary test.
Please read our recent response to the offer of NIPT in Wales here.
- ITV Wales This Week programme: An End to Down’s Syndrome?
The Wales This Week programme on the recent introduction of Non Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) for Down’s syndrome in Wales provided an important and very timely opportunity for people with Down’s syndrome and their families to share their experiences of what life with Down’s syndrome is like. Read more here.
DSA Joins Welsh Ministerial Advisory Group on Learning Disability
We are really pleased to update everyone that we have asked to join The Welsh Government Ministerial Advisory Group on Learning Disability. This newly formed group comprises of representatives from across the learning disability sector in Wales, including charities, health professionals, Association of Directors of Social Services, therapy providers, advocacy organisations, supported living providers, universities involved in research and inspection agencies, such as Social Care Wales.
The group is jointly chaired by former Welsh Social Services Minister, Gwenda Thomas and an adult with a learning disability, Sophie Hinksman. More information about the Wales Learning Disability Strategy called Improving Lives Programme is available here
Fundraising for Wales
- We are heavily reliant on the generosity of members of the public who support our work and fundraise on our behalf.
- We are always very pleased to hear from anyone who would like to discuss their fundraising ideas with us.
- We are extremely grateful to those who make donations, participate in our events or plan their own fundraising activity.
To have an informal chat about fundraising opportunities in Wales, please contact Julian Hallett, Manager for Wales on the details below.
Contact us today
Tel: 0333 1212 300 or 07834 987 421