Down's syndrome : Support for adults

Day-to-day life

You may need help with day-to-day things like:

  • cooking food
  • cleaning
  • shopping
  • going to appointments

Your family, friends, carer, support worker or personal assistant can help you with these things if you need it.

If you need more support than you're currently getting:


Choosing where you live

You might be thinking about where you want to live.

There are lots of places you can choose.

For example you could:

  • live with your parents
  • live in your own home
  • live in a home with other people

Your family, carer or support worker can help you decide what you want to do.

You may be able to get some financial help with your living costs too.

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Getting a job or volunteering

If you want to get a job, it might help to get in touch with the Down’s Syndrome Association.

They run WorkFit, which helps people with Down’s syndrome get paid jobs and voluntary work.

You or your carer can call 0333 12 12 300 for more information.

You can also speak to a work coach at your local jobcentre.

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Getting active

Doing exercise can make you fitter, healthier and feel better. And it's a great way to meet people and make friends.

You can find out about activities near you from your local council.

The Down’s Syndrome Association also runs something called DSActive.

They have lots of things you can do like:

  • football
  • tennis
  • athletics
  • walking

Find activities near you

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