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 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 ...


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 ...

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!


Existing subscribers to 21 Plus can login to Manage My Club here. The subscription will be £10 annually and will give you the following benefits: Full subscribers – will receive advance notice ...

13th January 2022

21 Plus Sport Sessions

21 Plus are running a series of sports sessions for primary aged children with Down's syndrome. The aim is for them to try a variety of sports, and provide information about clubs/groups that they can join thereafter. This series of sessions has been somewhat impacted by COVID 19 but will resume again very soon. Valleys Gymnastics, Crumlin 21 plus organised a sports session at Valleys Gymnastics in Crumlin in October 2021. The session was open to siblings and was a fantastic ...


  • , 1.30-3pm The Learning Profile of children and young people with Down's syndrome Online for parents and professionals
  • , Monday 17th January 2022, 1.30 - 3pm Reading Workshop - Professionals Online for professionals
  • , Monday 24th January 2022, 1.30 - 3pm Reading workshop - Parents Online