21 Plus

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


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 ...


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’s syndrome ...

Information for New Parents

Congratulations on the birth of your baby!


Summer Fêtes, Winter Balls and more … 21 Plus offers a number of events throughout the year which provide our families with the opportunity to come together, share experiences and build ...

19th April 2022

A Visit from the Easter Bunny!

Easter Saturday was a beautiful day, perfect for a visit from the Easter Bunny. Many 21 Plus families met up in Llanover for an Easter Egg Hunt in the local park. The children found eggs, ducks and bunny rabbits, before being surprised by a visit from the Easter Bunny! Afterwards everyone enjoyed tea and welsh cakes at Llanover Village ...


  • 31st May 2022 Bushcraft and Outdoor Activities
  • 30th May 2022 TalkAbout Outdoor Education Day
  • 22nd April 2022, 12.00 Caswell Bay in the Gower TalkAbout goes Surfing
  • 16th April 2022, 11.00-13.00 Llanover park and afterwards in Llanover Village Hall Easter Egg Hunt
  • 24th March 2022, 1.30 - 3pm Online for parents Developing numeracy skills for children and young people with Down's syndrome - Parents