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SOFT UK was founded in 1990 by two mothers, Christine Rose and Jenny Robbins. They had discovered first-hand that there was a lack of support and information for families affected by Trisomy 13 (Patau’s syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edwards’ syndrome) and related disorders.

Remaining true to its founding purpose, SOFT UK is an organisation run by families for other families. We provide up-to-date information and non-judgemental support. 

Our information is evidence-based and prepared in collaboration with our professional advisers. It is always given to complement the advice of the clinicians who work with individual families.

We do not offer medical advice and at all times we respect the relationship between families and their medical professionals.

SOFT UK is a registered charity no. 1002918 (England and Wales) | no. SC043341 (Scotland).

     

Chromosome 18 Europe

Chromosome 18 Europe's 4th biennial European Conference which will be taking place in Rome from August 5th-7th 2016. More info and bookings forms are available from their website.

Staffing over the summer

We expect to have a new Charity Administrator on board in September. The administrator@soft.org.uk email will be monitored over the holidays but we apologise if it takes a little bit longer than usual to get a response. Many thanks.

Dr John Carey to attend SOFT UK's 25th anniversary weekend!

We are delighted that Dr John Carey will be among the guests joining us to celebrate 25 years of SOFT UK. It's all taking place on 14th and 15th May 2016 at the Hilton Northampton. See you there!