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Charity shop donations now being accepted

  Two of our charity shops are accepting donations this week ahead of much hope-for re-opening later this month. The WESC Foundation stores in Cowick Street and Heavitree will open this Thursday 4th June between 11am and 3pm for dropping off donations only. It is a great opportunity to have a clear-out and support one … Continued

Local support for our COVID-19 Keyworkers

WESC Foundation is being topped=up with supplies of hand sanitiser, cleaning tablets and PPE thanks to the support of local businesses. Local distillers Exeter Gin are supplying hand sanitiser to WESC Foundation’s frontline workers and special disinfectant tablets donated by the HOCL Trust have helped the charity keep going at a time when stock is … Continued

Computer game for visually-impaired children goes mobile

A computer game which has been shown to improve functional vision in children with partial visual field loss, is now fully compatible with mobile devices.    Eyelander was developed by the University of Lincoln together with the WESC Foundation (a specialist charity supporting young people with visual impairment) and is a “gamified” version of eye movement … Continued

Awards nomination for Exeter charity’s innovative talking till

A talking till developed by WESC Foundation has been nominated for a national award. The audible point of sale (APOS) till – which can be operated independently by users with visual impairment and other disabilities – has been recognised by Natspec (the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students … Continued

Exeter care home rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission

A care home in Exeter has been rated “Outstanding” following an inspection by national regulators the Care Quality Commission (CQC) according to a recent-published report St David’s House provides specialist residential care for up to 21 young adults with visual impairment and complex needs within the 14 acre campus of the WESC Foundation. CQC held … Continued

Guest Blog: Eyelander goes mobile

Our guest blogger is by Professor Timothy Hodgson (Professor of Psychology at the University of Lincoln) and first appeared on his own blog, and you can read the original post The Eyelander game for children with homonymous visual field loss is now compatible for use on mobile devices such as phones and tablets! The game … Continued

Calendar project raises £500 for WESC Foundation

A local artist has used their work to raise money to support WESC Foundation’s work with visually impaired children and young adults at its centre in Exeter. Myriam Prual, who lives in Topsham, raised £500 from the sales of a charity calendar featuring prints of her work. Myriam, who is a Channelling-Medium Artist based near … Continued

A safer internet for WESC Foundation young people

Some thoughts on Safer Internet Day 2020 The internet, and especially social media, provides amazing opportunities for sharing information and communicating. We are also all aware of the risks that exist when communicating online. For our school and college students the internet is an important part of keeping in touch with friends from WESC Foundation … Continued

Charity pub quiz for WESC Foundation

WESC Foundation is inviting staff at businesses around Exeter to gather their cleverest colleagues together for a charity pub quiz to help raise funds for blind and partially-sighted children and young adults. Sponsored by LV=, the Exeter-based charity is hosting another fundraising quiz at its Topsham Road campus on Thursday 5th March 2020 at 7pm. … Continued

Half Term Arrangements February 2020

The last day of this half term for the WESC Foundation School and College will be Friday 14th February. Please note, this does not apply to all year round residents in St David’s House (Maple, Mulberry or Ash Lodges) other than to ask you to inform staff of any dates young people may be going … Continued