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Lions fund improvements to facilities

Lions Club members from around Devon have helped funded important improvement work at WESC Foundation’s Exeter campus. Imagine being visually impaired and having to navigate your way around an unfamiliar toilet, perhaps having to resort to feeling your way around the surfaces with your hands. For most of us it’s not a prospect that we … Continued

Announcing the WESC Foundation 2019 Charity Golf Day

Exeter-based charity WESC Foundation, which provides specialist services to support young people with visual impairment, has announced details of its 2019 Charity Golf Day. This year’s event – the fifth to be organised in partnership with ITEC, the South West’s leading Technology Managed Service Provider – will take place on Thursday 9th May 2019 at … Continued

World Book Day 2019 at WESC Foundation

Yesterday was World Book Day, and once again the WESC Foundation students and staff rose to the occasion with a stunning collection of characters spotted around the campus. School uniforms and college casual wear were swapped for exciting costumes, with Bruce Bogtrotter (Matilda), the Smartest Giant in Town, several witches and wizards, Wally (Where’s Wally), … Continued

Haldon Forest training session for Jubilee Challenge

Eight WESC Foundation students braved the wet and windy weather yesterday to complete their latest training walk for this year’s Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge. Three groups explored Haldon Forest, a 3,500 acre woodland located between Exeter and Dartmoor, covering distances between 5 and a staggering 9.5 miles. Accompanying staff were very impressed by the students’ … Continued

Sidford volunteer builds bridge for disabled youngsters

When WESC Foundation needed a helping hand to improve access at its East Devon horticulture site, Sidford resident Don Peek jumped at the chance to get involved. Mr Peek volunteers for several hours a week at “WESC Country Works” in West Hill, near Ottery St Mary. He started volunteering after helping out one summer, and … Continued

CITY Community Trust success for Will

Congratulations to WESC Foundation resident Will who has recently completed the CITY Community Trust “Train to Succeed” course. The 12 week programme is aimed at young adults between the ages of 19 and 24 who are registered as Not in Education, Employment or training (NEET). There is a focus on life and employability skills, as … Continued

Pilot study shows the potential benefits of video games for visually-impaired children

Results from a pioneering video game study, developed by an Exeter charity to help visually-impaired children and young people with visual field loss caused by brain injury, have been announced in a leading academic journal. Scientists from institutions including WESC Foundation and the University of Lincoln found that progress made from rehabilitating adults with more … Continued

Half Term Arrangements February 2019

Here is a reminder about half term arrangements: The last day will be Friday 15th February with finishing times of 1pm for School students, and College students can leave from 1pm, although support is available until 4pm if needed. The College will reopen on Monday 25th February, when residential students will be welcome to book … Continued

World Radio Day – 13th February

UNESCO has designed today (February 13th) as World Radio Day 2019. It celebrates radio as a medium, and particularly the impact it has on people around the world. Did you know we have our own radio station? WESC Foundation’s own radio station, VI Radio, has been broadcasting from our Exeter campus since 2003. All the … Continued

A lovely little Thank You

We have been developing some wonderful partnerships with businesses, charities and other organisations. Many of these relationships help provide opportunities for our young people to gain work experience across a range of industries and sectors. It is always lovely to see our students enjoying a work placement. This young lady spent some time working at … Continued