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The latest updates from DS Extra21

After the success of the Disability rocks weekend last year we will once again be running another one in association with Zinc Arts The festival is an inclusive, accessible Music festival for children/adults with additional needs. There will be lots […]


MIF May Fest  Friday 22nd May to Monday 25th May 2015 Inclusive activities and entertainment for all!!!! Based the Mersea Island Festival that takes place each August, MIF MayFest is another opportunity for those with disabilities, their family and friends […]

The Down’s Heart group would like to invite our members to our bi-annual conference and family weekend taking place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015 at Combe House Hotel, Holford, Bridgwater, Somerset. The conference will take place on […]

Upwards with Downs are currently in discussion with West Essex Speech & Language Therapy services & they are keen to work with Upwards with Downs to help set up term time weekly group speech & language therapy workshops for people of […]

This is a FREE come-and-try trampolining and gymnastics event for anyone with a disability aged 11yrs + and their siblings on Saturday 29th Nov between 3-6pm Recoil Trampoline Club are the British Gymnastics Disability Hub Club for the eastern region.  They […]

The DSA is pleased to offer, free of charge , a conference to carers Supporting adults with Down’s syndrome who have received a diagnosis of Dementia. It will take place in Bristol on 23rd October 2014. The conference will be […]

This  month Upwards with Downs will have a special  Fancy dress Halloween Disco on Saturday the 1st of Nov,between 7pm and 11pm. The event is for free for anyone  under 16 and or with Down’s Syndrome. Adults only £1 per ticket. […]

Rayleigh MegaCenter are offering discounted tickets and all day play for Laser Arena  Print off and take along these offers for hours of fun.  

Last Friday the charity was asked to the ECFRS headquarters to attend The Children and Young People Awards which was being held for the first time. Over the evening there were 21 categories with awards for a variety of achievements […]