Welcome to the Cornwall Down's Syndrome Support Group's Website

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.

What we do

We offer families a chance to meet, socialise and share information, friendship and support. During the year we organise many fun days out and trips away as well as our annual winter party.

Our new parent support team warmly welcomes parents with a recent diagnosis.

Join Us

Membership is free and we hold regular drop in sessions around the county where we can signpost our members to services that may be beneficial in an informal setting with entertainment for the children provided.

If you are interested in becoming a member, download a form today.

Support Groups

These groups provide an ideal opportunity for families to meet with others, chat, share experiences and information whilst the children play.

We run 2 groups “Looking Up” aimed at 0 – 5 year olds and “Moving Forward” for children age 5+ (all families welcome).


Fundraising is not only key to building awareness of our cause but also vitally important to the survival of the Charity. Yearly events are organised for all to come along to, enjoy and support.

You can also make a donation online please visit our online Virgin Giving page.


New Facebook Page opened up for PA’s and TA’s

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PA and TA network for children with Down’s syndrome

We have set up a facebook group called PA and TA network for children with Down’s syndrome for any person who works with our children as a safe space for them to exchange ideas and for them to give and receive support. Please let your PA’s and TA’s...

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Looking Up Book “Starting School” gets the go ahead!

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Looking Up Book – series 2 – “starting school”

We at Looking Up Book HQ are thrilled to announce that the second book in the Looking Up book series is about to be created!! Our next book will follow the simple yet powerful Looking Up format of pictorial journeys of children with Down’s syndrome but this time...

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CDSSG leading the way in Down’s syndrome support

CDSSG were in the local press again today! This time the Weston Briton: As world Down’s syndrome day is marked today, Cornwall is leading the way with peer support groups, special gift packs for new parents to make those first few hours and days easier, and a...

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Upcoming Events

Aug 04

Looking Up/Moving Forward Group – Crackington Haven

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crackington Haven Cornwall United Kingdom
Aug 05

Dairyland Farm World August 2016

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Newquay Cornwall United Kingdom
Aug 12

Looking Up Group – Camborne

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosemellion, Camborne Cornwall United Kingdom
Aug 18

Moving Forward Group – Camborne

August 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Agnes Cornwall United Kingdom
Aug 19

St Blazey Looking Up/Moving Forward Summer session

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Blazey Cornwall United Kingdom

“Looking Up” book available to buy!

carrier_2 Looking Up has been created by the parents of the Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group and features pictorial stories following the early years in the lives of some of their children.

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