A support group for families with children who have Down's Syndrome in Monmouthshire, the Forest of Dean and surrounding areas. Registered Charity No. 1142198

New Website

We have a new website, launched in time for Down’s Sydrome Awareness Day 2020, on March 21st.  This site will no longer be maintained, but will stay live for a while to aid continuity.  The new site can be found at https://21plus.org.uk


This wonderful video was produced for the St David Awards which took place at The Senedd in Cardiff on 23 March 2017. It gives a lovely introduction to 21 Plus and the work we do.

BBC article

This lovely article about our upcoming 10th anniversary appeared on the BBC website:


We’re so excited to announce the date for our next charity ball: Saturday, 18 November 2017.

We’ve managed to secure a bigger venue this year as there was a lot of interest last year and we are delighted to invite you and your friends and family to come along to Cwrt Bleddyn.

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St David Awards

We are extremely honoured to have been nominated for a St David Award. We are one of three finalists in the category “Citizenship”.

Read more here: http://stdavidawards.org.uk/2017-finalists/21-plus/?lang=en

Inclusion Conference 2016

Including Children with Down’s Syndrome
Thursday, 3rd November 2016
Chepstow Racecourse

8.30 – 9.00          Registration

9.00 – 10.30        Learning Profile
The importance of differentiation for successful inclusion
Vik Ralfs

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee

11.00 – 11.45     Inclusion in practice
Hayley Page, Deputy Head, Inclusion at Monmouth Comprehensive School

 11.45 – 13.00     Literacy
Differentiation across the curriculum and throughout school
Allison Powell

13.00 – 13.45     Lunch

 13.45 – 15.00     Numeracy
Teaching numeracy from tot to teen
Victoria Hughes – 21 Plus School Support Service

15.00 – 15.45     Promoting positive behaviour
Vik Ralfs and Allison Powell

15.45 – 16.00     Questions, evaluation and close

For all enquiries please contact Katharina Barker on 07910012579 or katharinabarker@gmail.com

21 Plus Dinner Dance