Support for families and carers

Supporting someone with Down's syndrome can be both rewarding and challenging.

If you need help, or just want someone to talk to, there's lots of support available.

Speak to parents and families

It can help to speak to other parents and families who know how you're feeling.

You can do this by:

The Down's Syndrome Association also has a list of support groups:

Speak to a charity

You can get advice from charities such as:

Down's Syndrome Association

For people with Down's syndrome, their parents and carers.

Down Syndrome UK

For families and carers of children and young people with Down's syndrome.


For people with learning disabilities and their families.


To support and bring together families with disabled children.

Page last reviewed: 17 February 2023
Next review due: 17 February 2026