21 Plus

Supporting children and young people with Down’s syndrome, and their families, across South East Wales

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We are 21 Plus

21 Plus is here to provide support for family members, carers, friends, and professionals, supporting children and young people with Down’s syndrome.

Our mission statement:

21 Plus educates, empowers and supports children and young people with Down’s syndrome and their families.

Our core purposes are:

  1. To enable people with Down’s syndrome to reach their full potential and live fulfilled and active lives, through the provision of training, support, education and practical advice. 
  2. To promote the education of the public, parents and carers of people with Down’s syndrome, and professionals involved in their care and education, in the specific needs and abilities of people with Down’s syndrome.

We aim to provide a full support network for the families within the Down’s syndrome community in Monmouthshire, Bleanau Gwent, Torfaen, Newport, southern Powys and surrounding areas.

If you are interested in joining us and live within these areas please  get in touch.

Who We Are

Meet the team running 21 Plus.

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 ...

Talk About

Talk About is a youth group for young people with Down’s syndrome aged from 11-19. These sessions currently run fortnightly. During these sessions there is an hour of communication-focused ...

Training

21 Plus provide local, accessible training for parents, carers and professionals. We are passionate about ensuring that our training is accessible to as many people within the local Down syndrome ...

Information for New Parents

Congratulations on the birth of your baby!

Events

19th October 2023

21 Plus Summer Day Camp

We held our 7th summer day camp at the Sport Wales National Centre in Cardiff from the 24th - 28th  July this year.   All 21 participants attended each day from 9:30am to 3:15pm, took part in a range of activities and received specialist speech and language therapy input from three Symbol UK therapists who attend for the whole week.  Daily group sessions focus on a variety of communication skills and some target topic vocabulary for the week; children also ...

Calendar

  • 27th April 2024, 4pm Bailey Park, Abergavenny Jay Miller's Circus
  • 2nd April 2024, 10am-4pm Gilwern Outdoor Education Centre Talk About Outdoor Adventure Day
  • 30th March 2024 Llanover Park and afterwards in Llanover Village Hall Easter Egg Hunt
  • 23rd March 2024 Llanfoist Village Hall World Down Syndrome Day Sponsored Danceathon 2024
  • 4th March 2024, 1.30-3pm Online for professionals Using Colour and Shape Coding to Scaffold Literacy for Pupils with Down Syndrome