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What we do

The WESC Foundation is a specialist day and residential centre offering a unique experience for young people and adults with visual impairment including complex needs. Our commitment is to excellence and innovation at a national and international level.

We provide high-quality education and care that increases our learners’ opportunities and raises their expectations.

By working with universities and international specialists, we are advancing our knowledge and practice of neuro-science, making us a leading specialist centre for visual impairment.

Our innovative learner-centred approach applies the latest techniques designed to transform the lives of our young people and adults.

We are committed to inclusion, increasing independence, achieving results and creating a fun and social place to live and study.

Our aim, vision and mission

Our aim: to help visually impaired people learn how to take their place in society.

Our vision: to create a better life for people with visual impairment by providing a specialist centre for education, training and expertise.

Our mission: to transform the lives of those affected by visual impairment through sharing knowledge, expertise and technologies in effective partnerships.

What we offer

Our school and college offer the following range of placements to suit the individual need:

  • full-time day or residential placements for 38 weeks of the academic year
  • all-year-round residential placements (52 week provision)
  • part-time day or residential placements
  • outreach services – offering support in mainstream and specialist schools, colleges and universities
  • short respite breaks in our residential houses for young people and adults.

Our well planned and adapted campus provides a safe, happy and social place for young people and adults.

Please click here to read our Local Offer which gives more details about our provision and services.