Support for adults
You may need help with day-to-day things like:
- cooking food
- going to appointments
Your family, friends, carer, support worker or personal assistant can help you with these things if you need it.
If you need more support than you're currently getting:
- call the Down's Syndrome Association helpline on 0333 1212 300
- visit the Mencap website for advice on how to get support
- visit GOV.UK for more information about benefits
Choosing where you live
You might be thinking about where you want to live.
There are lots of places you can choose.
For example, you could:
- live with your parents
- live in your own home
- live in a home with other people
Your family, carer or support worker can help you decide what you want to do.
You may be able to get some financial help with your living costs too.
Find out more:
Getting a job or volunteering
If you want to get a job, it might help to get in touch with the Down’s Syndrome Association.
They run WorkFit, which helps people with Down’s syndrome get paid jobs and voluntary work.
You or your carer can call 0333 1212 300 for more information.
You can also speak to a work coach at your local Jobcentre.
Find out more:
Doing exercise can make you fitter, healthier and feel better. And it's a great way to meet people and make friends.
You can find out about activities near you from your local council.
The Down’s Syndrome Association also runs something called DSActive.
They have lots of things you can do like:
Page last reviewed: 17 February 2023
Next review due: 17 February 2026