WESC Foundation student using a magnifier to read
W

What we do

Children and young adults with complex needs and visual impairment often face barriers to learning, living and taking an active, independent place in society.

WESC Foundation provides the specialist expertise, equipment and adapted facilities to inspire, challenge and empower these young people from across the UK to live their best lives.

We fight to make sure that they can take their place in a society that values them for their contribution and supports their rights and independence.

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.

What we offer

WESC Foundation offers 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 in St David’s House
  • 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.