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Down's South London

Giving children with Down's Syndrome a head start

A South London parent-run charity offering a unique, specialist early intervention therapy service for babies and young children with Down’s Syndrome and a local support network for their families.

Therapy service

Our therapy service operates weekly across three terms, and families get access to up to 32 weeks of hourly therapy per year, including an annual assessment. Therapy sessions are delivered in small groups and children attend sessions together with a parent or carer.

Our referrals come from a wide range of sources, including health and early years professionals, health visitors, child development centres, GPs, local hospitals. We also take self referrals. 

You need to live within our South London catchment area access the service. This covers Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark and Wandsworth.

Families need to be referred to access DSL's therapy service. 

We welcome visits from outside professionals, including individuals who support a child accessing DSL therapy. 

For referral requests please email us on 

Saturday Stay-and-Play sessions

Alongside the therapy service, DSL parents run a monthly stay-and-play sessions on Saturday afternoons. These usually take place on the first Saturday of the month. They are drop-in sessions and no clinical referral is required.

For further information please email DSL parent trustee Andrea Ingrassia on


How to access DSL's services

If you're a parent or carer of a child with Down's Syndrome and would like to know more about Down's South London, please email us or call us on 020 7701 9521.


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Last updated: 24 Jan 2023