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WESC Foundation has declared a DIY Emergency

We’re rising to the challenge of renovating Mulberry Lodge whilst the campus is a little quieter, but we need your help. Kitchens are being replaced, floors are being ripped up, and we’re leaving no stone (or should that be tile?) unturned. It’s all part of efforts to make the lodge a better home for the visually … Continued

University of Exeter answers our call for volunteers

Staff from the University of Exeter visited WESC Foundation to help put the finishing touches on a special garden for the children and young adults who live and study at the charity’s Exeter site. Colleagues from across academic colleges and professional services spotted a call for volunteers in the University’s staff newsletter and subsequently spent … Continued

Richard’s LEJOG for WESC Foundation

Richard Ellis has worked for WESC Foundation for over 30 years in a number of different roles. In this time he has  supported countless visually-impaired young people and their families who have been exploring education and care placements with us, and subsequently throughout their time here at WESC Foundation. Richard is celebrating a big birthday … Continued

Getting active for Activities Week

It’s nearly the end of the academic year for our school and college students, which means that we’re in the middle of a very busy Activities Week. Monday saw a full day of creative activities based around art and music. We had an interactive performance by members of the Spindle Ensemble, with two of our … Continued

End of term arrangements July 2019

This information is for parents and carers of current students and young people at WESC Foundation Key dates for the summer The last day will be Friday 19th July with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, (although support is available until 4.00pm if needed) The College will reopen … Continued

Golden recognition for Exeter charity’s chefs

An Exeter charity is celebrating after its catering team brought home gold at the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall. Nine chefs and cooks (including a visually impaired student on a year-long supported internship) from WESC Foundation attended last week’s awards ceremony, which celebrated the achievements and hard work of staff from across the … Continued

Prince’s Trust Programme visits WESC during #VolunteersWeek

This week we have hosted the latest cohort from Exeter College’s Prince’s Trust Team programme who have been spending time with us as part of their community skills project. In total they will spend four days working in our Discovery Garden with horticulture project manager Dylan Cheshire. Some of the projects have involved extending canes … Continued

New outdoor gym equipment

WESC Foundation students are now able to independently access a range of fitness activities after an outdoor gym was installed on their campus. New exercise stations, including a cross trainer, hand bike and chest press, were recently unveiled at our Topsham Road site. The gym is already a huge hit with the young people who … Continued

Half Term Arrangements May 2019

This is a reminder that the arrangements for the end of half term will be as follows: The last day will be Friday 24th May with finishing times of 1.00pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1.00pm, although support is available until 4.00pm if needed. The College will reopen on Monday 3rd … Continued

Oustanding Care Awards 2019 Finalists

Congratulations to our enablers Antony Clarke, Robbie Eggen & Bethany Cunningham who are all through to the finals of the Outstanding Care Awards Devon and Cornwall in the Care Newcomer category. They will be joining our Catering Team (who were announced as finalists earlier this year) at the Gala Finals on June 28th 2019 at … Continued