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Our Mission

We believe that everyone has the right to live their lives to the fullest of their potential. We will work together to raise expectations within the Down’s syndrome community and to empower those around us to promote inclusion and achieve aspirations.

With raised expectations and empowered voices, anything is possible.

Our Aims

Raising expectations of:

  • The public
  • The parents and carers
  • The person with Down’s syndrome
  • Professionals

What We Do

Training
We provide a range of training aimed at both parents and professionals. The training will cover many areas including but not restricted to SEN law, education, therapies, social/behaviour approaches, independent living and transition to adulthood.  If there is any particular area you think we should be covering then please just let us know.

Education and Awareness
We have just been working closely with Canterbury Christ Church University to input our views into the developement of their new syllabus and attending meetings around the re-validation of the degree. We are so pleased that many of the comments submitted by our community have been taken on board and truly shaped the new syllabus. We are working with the University to run direct education sessions with undergraduate midwives. We hope to build on this and help provide awareness training in many settings from acute hospitals and school’s to voluntary organisations like scouting. So if you feel your department would benefit from some awareness training (and we believe every department would.) then please get in touch via the contact us tab.

Information
Our goal is to provide pertinent information on our website and link to other useful sources.  This is a work in progress and we will look to build upon this as we go. We hope to provide local advice so that each family can use the experience of the community to find the best resources and build a database of useful local information. If you have any information requests or feel we have missed something you would like to share then please get in touch.

Support
This is potentially the most important aim of our charity. At every step our families need support. We aim to provide support to the families and carers so they can continue to support the person with Down’s syndrome to live life to the fullest of their potential. Come alomng to one of our coffee mornings to find out more.

21 Together work hand in hand with the Kent Wide Down Syndrome Group (KWDSG).

KWDSG run a great programme of social events for the whole family. They have regular meet ups and a great facebook page where people can link up online. Make sure you head over and check out how they could support you too. Head to the website or join their facebook group.