About Hayley

Hayley Newman (Goleniowska)

Hayley Newman

Famous for wearing her heart on her sleeve, Hayley writes award-winning blog Downs Side Up about life with her daughter Natty who has Down’s syndrome.

She has campaigned tirelessly for inclusion, equitable education and healthcare over the years, and trains medics and teachers to this aim.

Hayley, along with daughter, Mia, has published a book for children called I Love You Natty as well as contributing to many other books and publications, such as The Huffington Post, Special Needs Jungle, The Telegraph and Nursing Times. 

She delivered a TedX Talk dispelling the myths around the condition and appeared in Sally Phillips’ BBC documentary A World Without Downs. 

Hayley is often called upon to give comment in the media and she and her model daughter Natty have popped up on The Lorraine Show, Channel Four News, Loose Women and more, but her stories always remain extraordinarily ordinary.

@downssideup on socials


I love you Natty

 Read Hayley's posts on SNJ


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