Up with Downs consists of a school that covers basic academics with our learners; a Training Centre where our adults learn valuable life skills; a hostel; and an Adult Home. We have a total of 40 individuals at UWD and 14 members of staff running this 4-in-1 centre.
Up with Downs receives no government subsidies and school fees are insufficient to cover our operating costs. Or annual fundraising events help to fill the shortfall, and we are always on the lookout for volunteers to help us with various programs.
We operate within a Trust, and we are a registered Non Profit Organisation (PBO 930029476). All funds received go directly to the school and running of the hostel. Donations in cash or by means of service or goods are always welcome. Cash donations are tax deductible.
Should you wish to visit our centre and meet our very special ‘family’ at Up with Downs, please feel free to contact the office to set up a suitable time or visit our Facebook page for more information.
The latest addition to our centre is a full time Adult Home – a safe haven for our adults to live for the rest of their lives.