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 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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Most Recent Blog Entries

Wedding Bells!

A HUGE THANKYOU and Congratulations TO BECKY AND STEVE HUGHES who got married on Valentine’s day this year and SO kindly asked for donations to Ups and Downs Southwest instead of wedding presents! How amazing is that!! This extraordinarily kind gesture raised well over a thousand pounds! So huge thanks go to Becky and Steve and their very gorgeous little boy Jacob – whose face adorns our brand new family support leaflet!


What a fabulous night was had by all at our wonderful fire-walking event! 20 of us WALKED ON FIRE for Ups and Downs SW and we hope to have a grand total to amaze and astound you in the next couple of weeks. We can at least however, for the moment confirm, that overall we have definitely raised over £5,500 from this event. So a MASSIVE thank you to all those fire-walked, sponsored and helped out on the night. 

Firewalk evening Montage