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

a charity run by families affected by Down's syndrome living in Cornwall.
CDSSG What we do

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.

CDSSG Support Groups

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 CDSSG


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.

Going to School book now available!

The second book in the Looking Up series is flying off the shelves find out more
We are busy promoting our Going to School book on social media, here are some recent instagram posts!


CDSSG Response to the current media controversy around Down’s syndrome and Sally Phillips’ documentary:

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NIPT Don’t Screen Us Out

In recent weeks there has been much controversy in the media around the subject of NIPT, The RCOG’s article on the cost of a care for people with DS and of course the resultant fallout from Sally Phillips’ documentary

read more

Upcoming Events

Thu 26

Looking Up Group – Bodmin

January 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bodmin 1
Feb 09

Looking Up/Moving Forward Group – Crackington Haven

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Crackington Haven 1
United Kingdom
Feb 10

Looking Up Group – Camborne

February 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rosemellion, Camborne 1
United Kingdom
Feb 16

Moving Forward Group – Camborne

February 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Truro 1
Feb 17

Looking Up & Moving Forward Group – St Blazey

February 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
St Blazey 1
United Kingdom

“Looking Up” & “Going to School” books available to buy!

The ordinary journey of extraordinary children

Looking Up Book


Going to School Book


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.