WESC Foundation’s Student Village accommodation allows our students to experience independence in a supported environment.
Accommodation options vary, from a smaller house for 4-5 people, to larger group living environments or a shared flat. Towards the end of their time in our College some of our students may transition into Supported Housing and some live in St David’s House, our residential centre for young adults who live at WESC Foundation throughout the year.
All residential areas are designed and planned to assist young people and adults to function effectively in their living space.
What it’s like inside
All students have their own bedroom and are encouraged to personalise these spaces and make them their own. The residential areas are also specifically designed to support the individual’s mobility and visual impairment needs, with ceiling hoists and other assistance provided where necessary.
All of our accommodation has access to shared kitchens, dining areas, lounges, and laundry rooms, making it easy to socialise with peers while attending to day-to-day life skills.
Our bathrooms and shower rooms all have adapted facilities that encourage independence.
Living at WESC Foundation
The Student Village is at the edge of WESC Foundation’s 14 acre site. There is plenty of outdoor space, including the neighbouring Discovery Garden (a sensory space, horticulture project and social area combined into one). All our students have access to the communal dining room (or can eat in their own ‘house’
Our in-house catering team assists with meal preparation and is available to prepare meals and special diets as required.
Learning in our Student Village
The Student Village is just one of our campus-wide learning environments. Many of the independent living skills developed in the houses will contribute to the Life Skills curriculum and help them achieve their individual targets. These might include: cooking, budgeting, shopping, planning meals, self-help, or money management.