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.


We need your help today

Please donate and help us to support more families who need us during the Covid-19 pandemic

Lifeworks College 2021 Enrolment

If you are interested in September 2021 college places get in touch with us to discuss your options


We are recruiting!

Work with us to change lives

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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

Lucy’s September Blog

Lucy blogs in her own words about what she has been doing. From taking Totnes Pride online to Mental Health - it has been a busy month.

Autumn Safe-Space

A Safe-Space platform of online activities for people with learning disabilities to connect with each other and have fun.

New Youth Bubbles

New Youth Bubbles launching 3rd and 10th October - join us for fun, adventure and friendship.

8 week mindfulness course for Lifeworks’ parents and carers

Restore your balance - Free 8 week online mindfulness course for parents and carers of Lifeworks service users - sign up now!

October Holiday Bubbles

October Holiday Bubbles taking place at Lupton House Estate and Torre Abbey in small group Bubbles - Booking Now

A Young Volunteer Blogs

Lucy’s August blog in her own words - baked treats, outings and looking to the future

Big Decision – Choosing Residential Care for your Child

Our blog explores two parents’ journey through Lifeworks services as they take the decision to make the transition from short break respite care to full

Happy Birthday Robins!

As Robins turns 21 we look back to its beginnings and what makes is so special

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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!

CoronavirusSocial distancing guidelines mean that Lifeworks services may be subject to change or not running as they usually do
Keeping people safe is always our top priority. We will run services in the usual way if we feel it is safe to do so or if we are advised not to by central and local Government. We are currently offering short-breaks at our Robins children's service. We are also getting set to run in-person short breaks at weekends and during the holidays with our Youth and Holiday Bubbles. Our Community Projects team continue to offer a varied programme of online activities via our platform, Safe-Space. Whatever social distancing measures are in place over the coming months, we will endeavour to offer engaging activities for everyone via this channel. 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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