Ups 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 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 member, professional 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.
Our Mission Statement:
It is our mission to ensure that all children and young people with Down Syndrome are supported in the best way possible and are thus enabled to reach their full potential. To achieve this we seek to make sure that anyone and everyone involved with the child or young person’s environment, care, support and education, are themselves fully informed and supported.
Every child and young person with Down Syndrome enjoys a happy and secure environment which meets their emotional, social, health and educational needs; and that they are accepted by, included in, and enabled to make a positive contribution to, the society in which they live.
What We Do?
- Our activities focus on both family and professional services; with regular face to face meetings and home visits to provide appropriate information advice and support for families, alongside training and information events and visits for professionals.
- We co-ordinate networks providing friendship and support for families and supportive networks for schools and professionals.
- We organise regular family days where families throughout the region meet to enjoy activities, have fun and exchange experiences and information.
- We provide individually tailored services and support to all those who encounter Down Syndrome in any capacity, be they parent or professional.