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Lifeworks College

Lifeworks College is a specialist further education college for young people with learning disabilities and we welcome all students with a learning disability.

Contacts details

Address:Lescaze Offices
A385 Lownard Cross To Shinners Bridge
Shinners Bridge
Telephone number: 01803 865075

Students follow individualised study programmes that are flexible, tailored to each students needs and are designed to support the student in gaining the skills that will enable them to progress and lead safe, happy and full lives. Where appropriate, nationally accredited qualifications are available.

With a thread of 'Preparing for Adulthood' throughout our study programmes, our curriculum includes personal development, sport and recreation, creative and performing arts, independent living skills and work skills. There is an emphasis on independence and the gaining of work-related skills.

All students participate in long-term work placement programmes supported by our own staff with the aim of this leading to a range of employment opportunities.

There is a focus on living skills to support the student to move towards more independent living. There is also an emphasis on lifelong health and fitness by encouraging cooking and personal fitness.

The College is governed and supported by Lifeworks Charity and is staffed by qualified and experienced teachers and support assistants. There is medical, speech and physiotherapy support when required. Outcomes are primarily a clear and planned route into adult life. Lifeworks has a wealth of experience in supporting learning disabled young people through respite care, residential care, educational and sport programmes.

Lifeworks was established in 1996 by a group of parents and teachers who were determined to make a difference to the lives of families with learning disabled children. The charity now delivers a wide range of programmes and services, including residential and respite care, further education, life skills training, youth clubs and sport and leisure events. The charity is constantly looking for new ways to expand the education, training and recreational opportunities it offers.

Based: Devon
  • 17 to 25 years old
  • Respite care
  • Learning disabilities

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