Our group is called the Wakefield and District Down’s Syndrome Support Group – but we support lots of families in the surrounding cities, including Leeds, Dewsbury and further afield. Everyone is welcome!

The group was formed in 2000, and is run by volunteer parents/carers of people with Down’s syndrome. The aim of the group is to provide a support network, information and fun activities for people with Down’s syndrome, their families and friends. We raise awareness and promote social inclusion in a wide variety of ways.

Follow these links to learn more about who we are, and what we do. Find out how the group began and grew into what it is today by clicking on this article by one of our founders, Alicia Tulley.

What we do

We focus on four main charitable activities (click on a title to find out more):

  • Providing SUPPORT for people with Down’s syndrome and their families
  • Offering FUN & FRIENDSHIP to people with Down’s syndrome and their families
  • Providing TRAINING & INFORMATION to health and education professionals and the wider community about Down’s syndrome
  • Raising AWARENESS of Down’s syndrome and the fantastic achievements and abilities of our children and young people

Annual review

What to know what we’ve been up to? Click on this link to read or download our most recent annual review.

Who we are

Find out all about the people who run the group – our board of parent and independent volunteer Trustees – click here.

Policies & reports

Learn how we are run, read our most recent newsletters and annual report, and find out how to make a proposal to the Trustees – click here.

Meet Superstar

We have a fabulous mascot called Superstar! To meet him and download our Superstar colouring picture – click here.