what we do

Family meetings

Pre-school development groups

After school activities

Educational programmes and training


Social events




Family meetings

We meet regularly at Lloyd Hall in Outwood (click for map and directions) to share information and experiences and for our children to socialise and have fun together. All family members are welcome to come along for a chat and a cuppa whilst our children play together.


Pre-School development groups

We run weekly early development groups (digbies) for children with Down syndrome who are aged up to four years. Digbies stands for “developing individual growth by imaginative play, education and speech”. The weekly sessions are of great benefit not only to the children who take part but also parents who can experience first hand new ways to encourage and aid development in specific areas such as speech and language, early education and social interaction.


After school activities and clubs

Our after school activities include a weekly drama club (for children in year 1 and above) and social events. These activities provide a stimulating and fun opportunity for our children to socialise with their friends who also have Down syndrome. We also run a monthly social activity, called High5, for children aged 10 years, plus term-time youth communication groups which are called 5Club and open to children in secondary school.


Educational programmes

Family members and professionals can take advantage of our special educational days featuring guest speakers with extensive knowledge about Down syndrome. The educational days offer access to excellent speakers and interesting content at a very minimal cost.



We have an extensive library of resources including reference books and DVD’s, developmental aids and learning resources that can be borrowed at any time. The resource library is available at our family meetings or by emailing psds (committee@psds.info).


Social events

Throughout the year psds organises a wide range of social events including a family fun day, a summer picnic and a Christmas party



Raising funds is essential in order for psds to continue to provide its vital services. We actively organise events such as quiz nights, winetastings, sponsored events and raffles to raise funds for psds. We are grateful to our member families and friends who also raise funds on our behalf. Every penny helps children with Down syndrome to reach their full, wonderful potential. If you can help in any way please contact us on (committee@psds.info)


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