21 Plus

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


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 across South-East Wales, southern Powys, western Herefordshire and Gloucestershire .

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 ...


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!


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 ...


  • 22nd July 2024 National Sports Centre of Wales, Sophia Gardens 21 Plus Summer Day Camp 2024
  • 8th July 2024 Manor Adventure, Culmington Manor 21 Plus Residential Summer Camp 2024
  • 1st July 2024, 1.30-3pm Online for professionals The Learning Profile of Children and Young People with Down syndrome
  • 29th June 2024, 12.30 - 3.30pm Llanfoist Village Hall 21 Plus Summer Hog Roast And Family Get Together
  • 30th May 2024, 10.30am - 2.30pm Symonds Yat West Talk About at Symonds Yat