Supporting children and adults with Down’s Syndrome and their families in North East Lincolnshire. Charity Number 1154260


Welcome to the North East Lincolnshire Down's Syndrome Family Support Group. We are a voluntary, parent led charity who support children and adults with Down's Syndrome and their families living in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the wider North East Lincolnshire area. We are affiliated to the national Down's Syndrome Association and aim to offer the following:

  • Emotional help and support for all the family
  • Bi-weekly Communication Group sessions providing education, therapy, play, singing, signing and support
  • Regular social events for the whole family including Christmas parties, cinema screenings, 10 pin bowling and day trips out
  • Regular gymnastic sessions for our children aged 5 and above
  • Provide a group where siblings are welcome
  • Links locally with professionals and therapists
  • Specialist Symbol assessments and reports
  • Training for parents and professionals including Makaton courses
  • Resources / lending library

If you would like more information, would like to volunteer or can help us with funding then please Get in touch.

Thank you.

Affiliated to the Down's Syndrome Association


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Welcome to our Communication Group!

The Communication Group aims to support children with Down's Syndrome and their families. Parents, grandparents, carers, friends and their children meet bi-weekly at:

Scartho Children's Centre
(in the grounds of Fairfield Academy)
Mendip Avenue
DN33 3AE

on every other Wednesday afternoon between 12:30pm and 2:30pm during school term time.

It is a place:

  • to make new friends
  • to share information and tips for an easier life
  • to celebrate each of our children's achievements
  • where we can enjoy fun and games together
  • where we can share the most up to date resources
  • where, together with our children, we can begin to grab life with both hands

Our aim is to develop the skills our children will need to become fully integrated members of society.

We would like to develop the group by further extending current activities, which are based on an understanding of the specific learning profile of children with Down's Syndrome, to ease the childrens' transition into school. By focussing on signing, language development, reading, numeracy and social interaction, the children can learn effectively, going on to read, write and access the rest of the school curriculum. Accessing suitable training and current knowledge of the child's attainment would be an essential part of aiding their smooth transition into pre-school and full time mainstream settings.