Down's Syndrome Association

Down's Syndrome Association

Charity information

Down's Syndrome Association

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) was established in 1970 and is the only charity in the UK dealing with all aspects of Down’s syndrome (DS). The registered charity strives to improve the lives of people with Down’s syndrome whilst raising much needed awareness of the condition. The DSA runs a number of services to transform the lives of people with Down’s syndrome, and also support families, carers and professionals.

Founded 1970

  • Mission statement

    The DSA provide and develop information and support for people with Down’s syndrome (DS), their families, carers, and the professionals who work with them. We strive to improve awareness and knowledge of the condition. In spite of having some form of learning disability, health conditions or other issues, people with DS can lead full and rewarding lives.
    The DSA run a number of services that transform the lives of people with DS including:
    Training & assessment: The DSA offers a range of assessment, training, and advice services. Publications & resources: a series of resources are available about aspects of living with DS. The DSA campaign on issues specific to DS, whilst being a valuable resource for current information about benefits and policy. Visual resources and information are available via the website that hosts materials designed specifically DS.
    Support programmes: These include; DSActive – providing children and adults with DS an opportunity to get involved with sport and have a healthy lifestyle.
    WorkFit – an innovative employment programme which supports individuals with DS to seek employment by supporting and bridging the gap between employer and employee, and Tell It Right – an officially accredited training course for midwives about being born with DS.
    Helpline – Often people come to the DSA at a difficult moment in their lives when they need information and at times, also for emotional support from someone who understands such as specialist advisors.

  • Aims

    Down's Syndrome Association aims to:

    • To help people with Down's syndrome live full and rewarding lives.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1970

    Registered Charity Number: 1061474

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 18

    Part time staff: 17

    Volunteers: 500

    Phone number: 0333 121 2300

    Address: 2A Langdon ParkTeddingtonMiddlesex TW11 9PS

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Resources Development and Accessibility

    The core mission of the project is to provide up to date, accurate information about all a... More
  • The DSActive Programme

    DSActive is a sports programme for people with Down’s syndrome (DS) run by the Down’s ... More
  • Tell it Right, Start it Right

    The manner in which parents are told their child has or may have Down’s syndrome varies ... More
  • WorkFit -

    Employment for people with Down's syndrome
  • Frequency Of Mental Health Problems In Young Adult...

    Prevention and treatment of mental health problems in persons with Down syndrome (DS) rema... More