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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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and WESC Foundation

St David’s House residential care home and our supported living accommodation remain open, and people who normally live and receive support in those parts of our provision will continue to do so.  The WESC Foundation school and college is now closed until 14th April 2020.  Our adult day service provision is also currently closed. Subject to … 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

Easter has come to our Sidmouth shop

Our charity shop in Sidmouth is looking bright, beautiful and Easter-ready with lots of adorable Easter gifts for you to buy. For the past 5 years Mrs Holder has hand knitted these adorable chicks and bunnies especially for our shop, and Mr Holder painted some wonderful cartoon characters to decorate the shop window. Our Sidmouth … Continued

A big thank you to our shop volunteer, Emma!

We’d like to say a huge thank you to our volunteer, Emma, who has been working in our Honiton charity shop since 2016. Emma with Rachel, the store manager, and Andrew, our Head of Employability & Enterprise   With an infectiously enthusiastic and effervescent personality, Emma is an asset to the team. She is happy … 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

Exeter College Positive Pathways Project comes to WESC Foundation

Students from Exeter College Positive Pathways project came to help out at the horticultural garden on the WESC Foundation campus. They did some weeding and planted new flowers with the help of horticultural project manager, Dylan Cheshire. The Positive Pathways project is a 12-week course for 16-18 years olds. It allows them to take part … Continued