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South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG)

Who we are

South Manchester Down’s Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG) is a support group for people with Down's syndrome and their families. We are a registered charity run by parent volunteers (Registered Charity No: 1164570).

What we do

We support families by providing opportunities to meet, talk, swap stories, share information, make friends and develop support networks, thus promoting social coherence and resilience.

We provide advice, activities, social events, information, resources and training for children and young people with Down's syndrome, their parents, carers and siblings, and the professionals who work with them

We issue a monthly newsletter, with lots of useful information and updates about the group and its activities, to over 300 families and professionals across Greater Manchester

We have an active website, Facebook page and Twitter account

We nurture friendships between children who have Down's syndrome and between their siblings

We organise high quality training for parents, carers and professionals (teachers, learning support assistants, speech and language therapists, educational psychologists) that addresses the specific learning needs of children with Down’s syndrome

We offer a range of resources – DVDs and books – for families to borrow

We run a monthly Chatterbox Club, attended by 40+ families, offering opportunities for families to meet, and providing specialist group speech and language therapy classes, arts and crafts activities, sing and sign sessions, and yoga

We run a fortnightly pre-school group for children aged 0-4 and their siblings; with singing and signing or speech and language therapy activities

We work in partnership with the Down's Syndrome Association to deliver its WorkFit programme in the South Manchester area, helping adults with Down's syndrome into training and employment

We organise activities and social events, including a very popular Christmas party!

We rely on successful grant applications, donations and fundraising by our members and friends to fund all our activities. If you would like to, you can make a donation here: 



Please note, all our activities and events are cancelled, postponed or moved online during the pandemic.We are available by email, telephone or social media to offer support. We have a Facebook group and chat group. We have also set up a WhatsApp group, so if you would like to join, email your phone number to

Who to contact

07593 542107
Down's Syndrome Manchester

Where to go

Name of Venue
South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group (office)
Venue Address
Unit 17
41 Old Birley Street
M15 5RF

Who is it for?

Supporting People With
Learning disability
Profound or Multiple Needs

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Cost Information

How accessible is this service?

Further Details


Last updated date:
23 August 2021

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