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Providing support & information about Downs Syndrome in the Essex & North East London area


DSA need your help please.

The Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) maintains a photo library to promote positive images of people with Down’s Syndrome. This library contains images of people at every stage of life and includes themes such as education, work, leisure and relationships.

These images are used on the DSA website, their publications and in the media generally.

Following the successful 8 year Shifting Perspectives photography project the DSA are now supporting a project with students at Kingston University to document the lives of people with Down’s Syndrome on particular themes.

MA Student Marian Melo has suggested a photo essay on relationships and her portfolio will then appear in DSA Journal, their website and in an exhibition.

This is a very exciting and unique opportunity for people with Down’s Syndrome to get involved.

If you can help or would like to get involved please contact Marian


More News & Media

Considering recent developments and guidelines provided by the Government, to protect our Members we have decided to suspend the charities programme for the time being.

DSE21 are pleased to hear about a group that has recently started in the Colchester area for families with young children.

On the 6th April 2019 DSE21 held an bike riding session at Just Ride Southend. Just Ride are a charity who specialise in inclusive bike riding using a running track to give people with disabilities the opportunity to experience bike riding in a safe and secure environment.

Event Video

A big thank you to Ruby Tibbs and her friends Maisie Harrison and Katie Johnson who ran a second hand handbag stall at the Rise Park fun day to celebrate its 80th anniversary.