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

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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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Advertisement: Operations and Business Development Manager

Operations and Business Development Manager

Ups and Downs Southwest is a regional charity based in Somerset supporting children and young people who have Down Syndrome, their families, and all those professionals involved in their care, health and education. www.upsanddowns.net

The Charity is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual who will bring a high degree of business acumen from the voluntary sector and be able to lead this much respected charity further forward to achieve even greater success.

Full time: 37 hours per week

Salary : £32,420pa

Closing date: Friday 3 June 2015

Anticipated Interview dates: 13/14 June 2015 For application packs: Please email Wendy O’Carroll on info@upsanddowns.net

For any additional information or if you have any questions please email the Chair of Trustees, Lizzie Jenkins on lizzie.jenkins@icloud.com

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Newsletter 1.3.2016


Upcoming Events


August 24, 2016 10:30 am


August 24, 2016 6:30 pm

Abseil Avon Gorge TBC

September 10, 2016

Annual Ball at Bristol Marriott City Centre

October 15, 2016