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Adult Day Services at WESC Foundation – Cassie’s Story

Adult Day Services at WESC Foundation support adults in their 20s and 30s who have varying levels of independence and might need support during the day. This is one of the services available at WESC Foundation. WESC Foundation is a charity based in Exeter that supports young people and adults with vision impairments and specialist … Continued

WESC Foundation Student Completes Paid Supported Internship

Last week, college student Nina completed her last day at IKEA. Nina has been working at IKEA alongside her studies at WESC Foundation since October, when she secured a paid role after impressing her managers just three weeks into her supported internship. What’s a supported internship? Supported internships are study programmes for young people ages … Continued

Talent Show Winner at WESC Foundation

WESC’s Got Talent WESC Foundation held the annual ‘WESC’s Got Talent’ event just before the end of the Spring term. It’s usually a lively celebration for the whole community, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event took place a little differently this year. Rather than hosting the talent show live in the main hall, the … Continued

New accessible bathroom for young people at WESC Foundation

With great thanks to a long-term supporter, we are thrilled to install an accessible bathroom in one of our residential homes at WESC Foundation. Our Home from Home Appeal Nothing has a bigger impact on a person than the spaces they call home. Our Home from Home appeal aims to fully refurbish one of our … Continued

WESC Foundation in Europe – ECOOL Interreg Project

Social enterprise highlighted as European good practice for entrepreneurship WESC Foundation’s social enterprise project has been shortlisted as an example of good practice within the Interreg Europe funded E-COOL project. Andy Roberts, Head of Enterprise Development at WESC Foundation, was invited to give a presentation to the project partners. He told the story of the … Continued

WESC Foundation School Ofsted Report 2021

A report published today by schools’ regulator Ofsted shows that WESC Foundation’s special school continues to make progress since the last full inspection in December 2019. Inspectors visited the school for a two day, additional, monitoring visit in March 2021. Ofsted found that rapid and swift action since the last inspection has led to improvements … Continued

Life-changing Acheeva Bed for WESC Foundation students

WESC Foundation is so grateful to our wonderful supporters who have helped us to raise money to fund an Acheeva Bed. The Acheeva Bed positions students comfortably and safely whilst joining in classroom activities. What is an Acheeva Bed? The Acheeva Bed helps our most severely disabled children take an active part in lessons alongside … Continued

What’s out there? An accessible solar system tour!

Vision impaired students in our specialist school have enjoyed building an accessible outdoor trail to help learn about the solar system. Students can walk through the solar system that’s been installed in one of the WESC Foundation sensory gardens, where they will find inflatable models of each planet. It’s part of this term’s curriculum theme … Continued

Charity shops re-opening in Exeter and East Devon

WESC Foundation’s social enterprise charity shops in Exeter and East Devon will re-open on 12th April 2021. The three shops in Exeter, together with stores in Honiton and Sidmouth, will be opening their doors to customers next week following confirmation of the changes to COVID-19 restrictions later this month. Store opening hours will initially be … Continued