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Ups and Downs Southwest is a Down Syndrome support charity serving children and young people, their parents/carers and all linked professionals dealing with the health and education of children and young people who have Down Syndrome.

Somerset Office

Our head office is based in Somerset and from here we cover, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, North Somerset and Wiltshire.

Bristol Office

For families and professionals in the Bristol area, we have a dedicated team based at The Park Centre, Knowle.

Little Lotto Winners March 2023

Little Lotto Winners March 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for March 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out

The Big Help Out Lend a hand To mark The King’s Coronation, thousands of organisations nationwide, including ours, are encouraging people to ‘Lend a hand’ in their community and sign up to volunteer on Monday, 8th May 2023. We have a fantastic volunteering menu for...

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The Rotary Club of Taunton Vale

The Rotary Club of Taunton Vale

Fundraising News. As part of their year-long support for our charity, the Rotary cub of Taunton Vale invited us to a special evening on the 3rd of April, 2023. Where our Director, Joanna Thorn, was presented with a cheque for an amazing £4,000. “We are incredibly...

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Little Lotto Winners February 2023

Little Lotto Winners February 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for February 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Family Day for WDSD

Family Day for WDSD

We had a brilliant time celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday 18th March 2023. It was lovely to see so many families. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Jayne, Briar and William and to everyone that donated cake and...

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Final Year Review 2022

Final Year Review 2022

We are proud to share our 2022 Year in Review with you.  This snapshot of the services we offer, the number of people we support and the difference we make, leaves us feeling very proud of our services and incredibly privileged to work alongside so many...

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Little Lotto Winners January 2023

Little Lotto Winners January 2023

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for January 2023   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners December 2022

Little Lotto Winners December 2022

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for December 2022   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners November 2022

Little Lotto Winners November 2022

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for November 2022   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Experience Days Raffle Prize

Experience Days Raffle Prize

Thank you! A huge thanks to www.experiencedays.co.uk for kindly donating a £50 'Gift of Choice' voucher as a prize in our concert raffle on the 10th of December. Experience Days allow you to choose any course or experience from their extensive list. From bungee...

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Little Lotto Winners October 2022

Little Lotto Winners October 2022

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for October 2022   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Little Lotto Winners September 2022

Little Lotto Winners September 2022

  Congratulations to our Little Lotto Winners for September 2022   Well done to our latest winners in the Ups and Downs Southwest Little Lotto 50/50 Club. You could be in for a chance of winning in the next draw by signing up below.

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Post-16 Service Launch

Post-16 Service Launch

New Post-16 Service (Bristol) Ups and Downs southwest is extremely excited to have launched a new Post-16 Service.  This service is here to provide information, advice and support to young people and their parents and carers in the Bristol area who are thinking about...

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Events What’s On

Jun 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Create Your Own Pizza Sherborne Youth Club Get ready for another sizzling pizza-making event for the young ones! Following the overwhelming success of our previous pizza extravaganza, we’re firing up the oven once again to[...]
Tinneys Youth Club
Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Cricket with Emily Weston super Mare Youth Club “It’s absolutely fantastic to have Emily back from the Somerset Cricket Foundation! Her cricket session last summer was an absolute blast with our young people. We can’t[...]
YMCA
Jun 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Lets Play Rounders! Bristol Youth Club Hey there! Let’s get together and play rounders! It’s an awesome game, full of energy and excitement that will get your blood pumping and your spirits soaring. You’ll have[...]
TBA
Jun 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Multi-Sports with Jessamine Sherborne Youth Club For this week’s session, we are thrilled to welcome back Jessamine, who will be leading another action-packed multisports session with us. Last time, we had an absolute blast playing[...]
Tinneys Youth Club
Jul 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
12:00 pm
  Summer Picnic Yeovil Country ParkNinesprings CafeBrunswick StreetYeovil, BA20 1QZ   This year’s summer picnic is going to be held at Ninesprings, which is the most popular and accessible area of Yeovil Country Park. It[...]
Yeovil Country Park