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St Thomas Charity Shop celebrates one year anniversary!

WESC Foundation’s newest Social Enterprise Charity Shop in St Thomas, is celebrating its first anniversary this month and to mark the occasion they are celebrating in style at their Cowick Street shop with volunteers, customers and WESC students and staff! With first year sales exceeding costs the shop is pleased to announce they are making … Continued

Megan’s key to success is a smooth transition!

From the first day at College WESC Foundation works with young people with visual impairment and their families to start putting together a plan for life after college. Whether the young person chooses to forge better links with their community, continue in education, move into a new home or enter paid or voluntary employment, individuals … Continued

WESC student Jack’s passion for Braille!

Aspiring WESC learner Jack’s ultimate goal is to be a Braille teacher and he’s well on the way to achieving it by studying the Ascentis Level 3 Award in Education and Training, supported by work placements, at WESC Foundation. Jack, 20, has an eye condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity and is registered blind. He has … Continued

George’s work experience is no wash-out!

Charismatic, sociable, dedicated and hard-working are just a few of the words that Mark Blatchford Manager at Station Garage, Topsham, used to describe WESC Foundation learner George who has been completing his work experience with their organisation for the last three months. George, 18, from Devon has been at WESC for three years, has an … Continued

Therapy & Mobility Open Day!

Are you a parent looking for therapy or mobility services for your visually impaired child? Are you a company with staff members who have a visual impairment and are looking for some specialist advice or training? Maybe you are working in the field of special needs already and need that extra support in therapy and … Continued

Join us at charity Golf Day!

Join us at Exeter Golf and Country Club on Thursday 10 May for WESC Foundation’s Charity Golf Day. Price: £200 for a team of four This price includes 18 holes, a bacon bap, drinks & refreshments midway round the course, and a two-course evening meal when you complete your team round. Additional dinner guests are very … Continued

Exeter University steal the title!

Another hugely successful WESC charity pub quiz took place last week at Matthew’s Hall in Topsham where over 100 participants battled it out for first place! Congratulations goes to team, University Challenged, from the University of Exeter who managed to repeat their success from the previous year and steal the title back! The team from … Continued

WESC ex-student Ben embarks on new internship!

Hard work, determination and charisma are just a few of the qualities that have helped secure an internship placement for WESC ex-student Ben, 19, from Exmouth, within WESC’s very own Social Enterprise department for this academic year. WESC’s Social Enterprise consists of a registered online eBay shop, five retail charity outlets, West Hill garden centre … Continued

WESC publishes report in British Journal of Visual Impairment

WESC Foundation has recently published a report in the British Journal of Visual Impairment. This report takes information from over one hundred scientific studies to summarise what we know about Visual Field Loss (VFL) caused by problems with how the brain processes vision. The report focuses on the evidence supporting the use of simple interventions … Continued

WESC is delighted to announce school awarded ‘good’ by Ofsted

“The school rightly places the highest emphasis on preparing pupils for independent living in all its aspects. As a result, over time, pupils’ self-confidence and self-belief increase. Older pupils relish the increased independence they develop,” according to WESC Foundation’s Ofsted report released earlier this week. WESC Foundation students and staff are thrilled to announce that … Continued