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Mark runs the London Marathon for WESC Foundation

Mark is running the London Marathon in October to raise money for WESC Foundation, to support young people with vision impairments and complex needs. With seven weeks to go, we spoke to Mark about his marathon journey so far. Why have you chosen to support WESC Foundation? WESC Foundation is a charity close to my … Continued

Sally’s big leap of faith

An Exeter keyworker is getting ready to face her fear of heights for a charity skydive. Sally Cox has worked as an enabler at St David’s House care home in Exeter (part of the WESC Foundation charity) for three years, and is preparing for a fundraising skydive in August. She supports young adults in their … Continued

A year of great achievement at WESC Foundation

At the end of the academic year, WESC Foundation hold an annual achievement awards ceremony to celebrate the amazing things our young people have achieved throughout the year. The Achievement Awards 2021 This year, the achievement awards acknowledged and congratulated the resilience, courage and compassion of all our young people in the strangest of pandemic … Continued

Expansion of specialist day care service for young adults

A unique community service for adults with sensory impairment and complex needs is preparing to double its capacity in the coming months.  WESC Foundation’s adult day service currently supports seven adults in their 20s and 30s who have vision impairment or multi-sensory impairment. Some have significant support needs (including profound physical and cognitive disability), whilst others have greater independence.   WESC … Continued

Students with vision impairment receive money for vital equipment from Yorkshire Building Society

Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation has donated £1,997 to a Devon-based charity to buy a wide range of equipment to support independent living.  WESC Foundation supports people from across the UK who have vision impairment and complex needs. The money donated by the Yorkshire Building Society will be used to purchase specialist kitchen equipment to … Continued

Exeter charity takes next step as Disability Confident Leader

Local charity WESC Foundation is celebrating after being recognised as one of only four Disability Confident Leaders in the county. The latest accolade reflects the fact that staff at the charity are encouraging and supporting other businesses to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people. … Continued

DIY SOS Burrington Style

South West developer Burrington Estates is set to completely refurbish an existing building and create a bright new residential space for students attending WESC Foundation’s specialist College in Countess Wear, Exeter.  The ‘Bungalow Project’ will see Burrington convert one of the charity’s old classrooms into a modern, two-bedroom home for students. It will be a fully accessible single floor space ideal … Continued

Accessible recycling thanks to Occupational Therapy

Did you know that we have an extensive in house therapy team at WESC Foundation? We offer full therapy support to our students and young adults. This covers speech and language, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and music therapy from our specialist staff team. Our Occupational Therapists focus on promoting independence through purposeful and meaningful activity. For … Continued

The Virtual Natspec Games 2021

This year, the annual Natspec Games took place virtually from Monday 21st June to Friday 25th June. Natspec is the membership association for organisations which offer specialist further education and training for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. The Natspec Games is a national event supported by Sport England. It provides inclusive sporting opportunities for … Continued