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Turn post-Christmas clutter into cash donations for WESC Foundation

Shift your unwanted CDs, books and DVDs with Ziffit and help raise money for WESC Foundation After the excesses of Christmas, January isn’t traditionally a great time for cash donations to any charity. But thanks to Virgin Money Giving’s partnership with Ziffit, our supporters can turn their clutter into cash to help young people with … Continued

COVID-19 Update WESC Foundation

Our work continues Young people with complex needs and visual impairment often face barriers to learning, living and taking an active, independent place in society. Our charity (including the special school and specialist FE college) remains open, and will continue to provide the specialist expertise, equipment and adapted facilities to inspire, challenge and empower them … Continued

See Christmas Through Our Eyes- WESC Foundation Advent Calendar

Everyone loves to experience the magic of Christmas, but what is Christmas really like for people with a visual impairment? This year we’re encouraging you to See Christmas Through Our Eyes with our WESC Foundation Advent Calendar. Every day until Christmas Eve we’ll be posting one (sometimes two!) things on our social media pages to … Continued

Budleigh Freemasons support WESC Foundation at Christmas

Yesterday we met Colin Bytheway and Tom Pearman who visited WESC Foundation from the Lodge of Harmony 372 Freemasons in Budleigh Salterton. They visited WESC Foundation to present a cheque for £300 on behalf of their Lodge to support our work with young people who have vision impairment. During the visit they meet specialists from … Continued

Social enterprise charity shop Christmas opening times 2021

Our charity shops in Exeter, Sidmouth and Honiton will be taking a break over Christmas and the New Year. You can still browse our charity eBay store and continue to support our work with vision impaired children and young adults. Christmas and New Year opening times 24th December (Christmas Eve): The Sidmouth shop is closed … Continued

Christmas Day at St David’s House

Christmas is going to be different for everyone this year, with Christmas parties off the cards and family gatherings kept small. But not everyone will be able to spend Christmas with their families. Doctors and nurses will be working hard to keep us all safe. And care home staff will be spending their Christmas day … Continued

Ofsted School Assurance Visit November 2020

Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation School on 3 November 2020. The inspectors have shared their letter which confirms the visit’s findings. As this was an Assurance Visit it does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision. Despite this we were please to share … Continued

Ofsted Assurance Visit September 2020

Ofsted carried out an Assurance Visit to the WESC Foundation residential special school earlier in the autumn term. We welcome today’s publishing of the inspector’s report.  Although the visit does not result in the awarding of a grade to this part of our provision, we are delighted that the inspector recognises the significant steps we … Continued

George’s Wonderful Work Experience at East Devon Council

College student George has written about his work experience placement at East Devon Council’s transport deport in Exmouth: “I’m a student at WESC Foundation school & college In Exeter. My name is George I am doing work experience at East Devon Council transport depot in Exmouth and I clean vehicles. “I use soap and water … Continued