Down's Syndrome: South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group (SMDSSG)


South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group exists to empower children and young people with Down’s syndrome to reach their potential and lead fulfilling lives. We do this both directly by facilitating their access to social and educational opportunities and indirectly by helping their family members and carers to provide more effective support.

The South Manchester Down's Syndrome Support Group is for families of children and young people who have Down's syndrome. We meet regularly and welcome anyone who wants to come along.
Many of our members have found that meeting with other parents/carers can be supportive and is a good way of sharing information and ideas.
Chatterbox Club
One Saturday morning each month, we run a Chatterbox club. A family event with opportunities for families to socialise whilst children can access a wide range of activities including speech and language sessions, sing and sign classes, yoga and craft workshops.

Lancasterian School, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2XA

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Preschool Group

Fortnightly on Monday morning. All children welcome aged from birth to 4 (Including siblings)

Drop in or stay the whole time. Have a drink, biscuit and chat with other parents/carers and grandparents.

We have monthly visits/workshops with specialists to help provide useful information on care and education.

Come and tell us what you’d like to be on offer at these groups.

East Didsbury Methodist Church, East Didsbury, M20 5QQ

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We are working in partnership with the DSA to deliver its WorkFit programme in the South Manchester area, supporting people who have Down's syndrome into work

Our Local Support Network Lead is John Henry, who can be contacted at, mobile: 07767 123 849


Our Newsletter

We have a monthly newsletter that goes out to over 200 families around Manchester. It contains lots of information about meetings, resources, websites and updates about our activities.
Other Activities and Resources                                                                                                 
We organise regular social events throughout the year including Christmas parties, bowling, soft play and many more.

We provide professionally delivered training events for parents/carers and practitioners.

We also have resources such as books, DVD’s etc for loan.

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Rick Cowgill
Contact Position
07593 542 107 07593 542 107
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Where to go

Unit 17,
41 Old Birley Street
M15 5RF
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Referral not required
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