21 Plus

A support group for families with a child who has Down’s syndrome in Monmouthshire, the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas

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COVID-19 - Talk Time Cancelled

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, Talk Time sessions are currently cancelled until further notice.

We are 21 Plus

21 Plus is a charity which supports, nurtures and empowers children and young people with Down’s Syndrome and their families.

The group was started in 2005 by two mums of children with Down’s Syndrome living in Monmouthshire.  Today the charity is a vibrant group run by families, for families.

Our activities focus on building the communication skills of our children and young people, providing opportunities to develop friendships and independence and ensuring that families have the necessary information and support to ensure their child reaches their potential.

If you are interested in joining us and live in Monmouthshire, the Forest of Dean or the surrounding areas please contact us.

Who We Are

We are a group of families who meet to share information, resources and ideas relating to all areas of life with our children.We run a weekly speech and language therapy group and regularly ...

Talk Time

What is 21 Plus Talk Time? Talk Time is a speech, language and communication group for children with Down’s Syndrome. It is run by our expert “Symbol” trained co-workers, who provide a very ...

Family Social Events

Summer Fêtes, Winter Balls and more … As well as all the other services, 21 Plus offers a number of family social events throughout the year which provide our families with the opportunity to ...

What is Down's Syndrome?

Down’s syndrome is a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in the baby’s cells.  Chromosomes are tiny particles, which are present in every cell in every tissue of ...

Information for New Parents

Welcome to the family!

Membership

Existing members can login to Manage My Club here. The membership fee will be £10 annually and will give you the following benefits: Full members – will receive advance notice of events, ...

17th March 2020

COVID-19 and Down's Syndrome

Forwarded from the DSA: Many of you have asked whether people who have Down’s syndrome are more vulnerable to coronavirus. In addition to the advice already published by the Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group, our colleague Dr Brian Skotko’s updated advice is very helpful.Please see below.Best wishes,Gwen Are people with Down Syndrome more vulnerable to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-2019)? The simple answer is that the majority of people with Down syndrome are NOT considered ...

Calendar

  • Next Talk Time session: 1st April 2020
  • 14th November 2020, 19:00 21 Plus 2020 Charity Ball The Celtic Manor Resort
  • 11th April 2020, 11:00 21 Plus Easter Egg Hunt Llanover Village Hall
  • 21st March 2020, 12:00 21 Plus World Down Syndrome Day Danceathon Newtown Community Centre NP23 5FH Ebbw Vale