Katie Barker

Bronze

Discipline
Digital & Technology

Year of study
2nd Year

University
Arts University Bournemouth

Katie's Website

For young adults with Down’s Syndrome, leading fully independent lives is difficult due to their constant need for care. This makes integration into mainstream society hard, with a lack of control over their social lives.

Support groups organising activities to improve this are expensive and non-age-appropriate, therefore providing a lack of support for this age group.

Meetup 21 is a new platform, in partnership with Meetup and the Down’s Syndrome Association, offering young adults with Down’s Syndrome the opportunity to meet like-minded people, based on their age, interests and location.