People with Down's syndrome have their say

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Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted Friday, May 15, 2015 - 9:44am

The Down's Syndrome Association (DSA) is launching an exciting project called 'Having a Voice' in the South West. 

This proactive scheme enables people with Down's syndrome to contribute to both local and national policy, to directly influence the national charity and to share their life experiences.  Not only does this give people with Down's syndrome a united voice, it is the perfect place to develop new friendships and build stronger links within the community.

The first meeting is on May 17th in Newton Abbot and there are already people signed up from across the region.   

'Having a Voice'  is free to join and anyone with Down's syndrome is welcome to register to attend the regular meetings.

People with Down's syndrome have been instrumental in the creation of  'Having a Voice"  Their clear goals for the group are to 'discuss ideas - learn new skills - make new friends'.

“We are thrilled to be launching 'Having a Voice' in the South West.  We want to ensure that we are always fighting for the rights of people with Down’s syndrome and it’s vital that we have the opportunity to hear the issues that directly affect them so we can develop meaningful campaigns to make a difference.” says Carol Boys, CEO of the Down's Syndrome Association

The project is supported by a donation from The Freemasons' Grand Charity.  Anyone interested in joining   'Having a Voice' should contact the DSA on or call 0333 1212 300