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.

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Ups and Downs Southwest are based in Somerset with a membership currently including families from BANES, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Wiltshire and South Wales.  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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Working Internationally

The photography of Oliver Hellowell has meant that Ups and Downs Southwest has connected with families all over the world.
Oliver workingWe are receiving hundreds of messages from parents across the globe asking for advice and information. Victoria Ralfs, our Schools Advisory Service Lead, has worked internationally
We want to help

Click on the picture to view a short film about Oliver and his work or the link below for more information.


SKYDIVE 2014!!!!















Huge Massive thanks to ALL our incredible and amazing skydivers who jumped for us on June 17th 2014 (we still have four more intrepid skydivers left to jump on July 22nd!)

It was a gloriously sunny day with both Mike AND Oliver on hand to record the day with lots of great pictures! (Mike got sunburnt to an absolute crisp!)

List of Skydivers:

June 17th

David Lee

Adam Baillie

Bryony Purdue

Marcin Kowalski

Lee Lord

Neil Curtis

Jo Jewell

Becky Byrne

Jonathan Broad

Hayley Beard

Scott Wharram

And ‘Team Clara!’:

Stephen Chilton

James Chilton

Rebecca Chilton

Mark Chilton

Aaron Bentley

Matthew Graham

July 22nd

Mandy Beasley

Kerry Clutterbuck

Robin Preston

Callum Preston

At the moment we believe that the combined totals raised by ALL skydivers is around £27,000 of which at least £20,000 is clear profit! How amazing!!