Learning Disability Champions. We Are Lifeworks Charity.

Welcome to Lifeworks. Each year we support around 250 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to have great lives. We have residential and short break social care services, specialist further education, and lots of community projects with our young people leading the way. 


Our Services &
How We Can Help

We support families, children, young people and adults with learning disabilities.
Find out more about how we can help you below.

Further Education College

A specialist further education college in South Devon delivering post 16 learning for young people with learning disabilities.

Residential Care

Offering 24 hour specialist care in a home away from home for children and young people in Dartington and adults in Torbay, supporting each person to reach their full potential.


Our short breaks offer caring environments for children and young people with learning disabilities to have day adventures or overnight stays and lots of fun. 

Breaking the Barrier to Surfing, Cycling and more

Breaking the Barrier makes sport affordable, accessible and enjoyable for people with learning disabilities and families. 

Holiday Activities

Adventures during the school holidays for young people with learning disabilities offering fun, friendships and new experiences with a skilled staff team.


Our Extraordinary Young People project helps young people with learning disabilities to gain skills and volunteering experience to lead to a brighter future.

Get Involved

Support Lifeworks and become a learning disability champion. Whether you want to take on a new challenge, put on your own fundraising event or simply make a donation – you will be making a real difference to the lives of the people and families we support.

Be a Champion for People With Learning Disabilities

Kick start your career with Lifeworks

Become a Learning Disability Champion. Find our more about how you can work at Lifeworks in Devon and help to make people’s lives the best they can be. Working at Lifeworks is more than just a job, it is going to work knowing you will be making a real difference to someone.

Find out more about working for us

News, stories & blog

Hello and welcome!

As a charity our vision is simple – to support people with learning disabilities to have a great life. We do this by delivering outstanding needs led

Lockdown Jam Buddies – By Matt

Jam Buddies is a music group that usually takes place every week and is led by The

A Young Volunteer blogs about lockdown

The Lockdown starts from Monday 30th March 2020. I know it’s scary times, but I just wanted to keep everybody safe. My training has been postponed

Lifeworks new Safe-Space service

On Monday 4 May, we launched a new online service to support young people with learning disabilities who, along with the rest of the country are in

Coronavirus: A message from Lifeworks CEO

The coronavirus is having a major impact across the UK and causing anxiety to many people. As a charity, we provide support and services to vulnerable

Lifeworks – A Disability Confident Leader

Lifeworks Charity is now recognised as a Disability Confident Leader, the highest level of recognition on the Government's 

How I came to be a volunteer for Lifeworks

I am Ken Hutchinson, a Volunteer with Life Works. Some of you may recognise me as the not very tall ancient person with grey hair and beard.


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Make a difference

3 Ways you can help Lifeworks

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Donate To Us

You can help people reach their full potential by donating online. It will much such a difference.

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Work For US

Join us here at Lifeworks and help people’ in our services to have great lives.

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Fundraise for us

Have an idea of something you could do to raise money? We’d love to hear from you!

For more info, 
Check out our social media!

CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744

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