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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Family Support Clinics

Ups and Downs Southwest

Family Support Clinics

Does your DLA Form need renewing?

Do you have a school annual review coming up?

Need some help requesting an EHCP assessment?

We can help you with all of these things and more!

To enable us to continue to provide a holistic and personal service to our families our Family Support Team are now going to be available at 4 different venues throughout the region each month.

We will be running family support clinics in Bridgwater, Portishead, Exeter and Yeovil. Appointments for each clinic are available between 10am and 2pm and must be booked in advance.

Supporting you in this way means that our Family Support Team are able to reach many more families in need than if individual home visits were provided.

Book an appointment at one of our clinics by contacting the office on 01278 691100

1st Monday of every month

YEOVIL

Little Marsh Children’s Centre, Illustrious Crescent, Ilchester BA22 8JX

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2nd Monday of every month

BRIDGWATER

Victoria Park Community Centre Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 7AS

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3rd Monday of every month

PORTISHEAD

St Barnabas Children’s Centre West Hill, Portishead Bristol BS20 6LN

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4th Monday of every month

EXETER

Younghayes Centre 169 Younghayes Road Cranbrook, Exeter EX5 7DR

Upcoming Events

Christmas Party – Over 10’s

December 13, 2016 6:00 pm

Down Syndrome – Learning how to Learn

January 28, 2017 9:30 am