Welcome to Ups and Downs Southwest
We are a Down Syndrome support organisation based in Somerset.

How can we help YOU?

ups and downs logo newUps and Downs South West is a Down Syndrome support organisation, supplying information, advice and support to parents, carers, families, friends and professionals throughout the South West region.

Ups and Downs
Ups and Downs Southwest is a parent led charity, based in Somerset, seeking to support and enable children and young people with Down Syndrome to enjoy happy, healthy, fulfilling lives in which they are able to reach their full potential. We provide direct support and home visits to families and run information & training days, pre-school groups, youth clubs and family events alongside a telephone hotline and training for professionals and schools.  Whether you are a new parent (Congratulations!)family memberprofessional involved with a child who has Down Syndrome, or someone who has an interest, we hope you will be able to find the support and information you seek from Ups and Downs Southwest.

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Do you dare? Take part in something amazing!

Have fun and Abseil, Uphill Quarry, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset 
Saturday 13th May 2017

Uphill Quarry venue is located in the village of Uphill a few miles from Weston-Super-Mare. This is a great abseil venue down a very high slightly overhanging cliff face approximately 35 – 40 meters high! Remember to look down and enjoy the view! 

All we require is a £20 non-refundable registration fee to book your place and a commitment to raise £150 for us.

Don’t worry the abseil will be organised by Peak Aspect so you will be in safe hands!

Are you up for the challenge?
Contact Michelle on 01278 691100 or email michelle@upsanddowns.net

Michelle Sugg

Fundraising & Public Relations Officer

Ups & Downs Southwest

The Old School

School Road

Westonzoyland

Bridgwater

Somerset TA6 7PN

01278 691100

HIGOS Charity of the YEAR 2017

EXCITING NEWS for local Charity!!! 

Ups and Downs Southwest, a support group for children and young people with Down Syndrome are delighted to announce that Higos Insurance Services Ltd have chosen to support them as their Charity of the Year for 2017. 

Higos Insurance Services are a local high street broker with over 25 years’ experience in providing personal and commercial insurance from offices located throughout the South West. The insurance broker operates the Higos Community Fund which supports local charities and community projects throughout the year, as well as nominating one charity of the year who are given extra support. 

Michelle Sugg from Ups and Downs Southwest commented “We are delighted that Higos Insurance Services Ltd has chosen us as their Charity of the Year 2017. This partnership will have a huge impact on the organisation, allowing us to continue supporting families who have a child with Down Syndrome. We have already received a great response from employees willing to fundraise and volunteer for us and we can’t wait for the partnership to start.”

 Flick Franks of the Higos Community Fund commented: “We are delighted to be able to support such a fantastic local charity and look forward to lots of fundraising for them during 2017!”

 If you would like more information on Higos Insurance Services please visit  www.higos.co.uk

Upcoming Events

Down Syndrome – Learning how to Learn

January 28, 2017 9:30 am

Do you dare? Take part in something amazing!

May 13, 2017 8:00 am