About us

Lifeworks work to support people with learning disabilities to have great lives. Our services have people’s needs at their heart and strive to help them reach their full potential.


About Lifeworks

At Lifeworks we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

We are a charity in Devon that has grown a lot since our beginnings 21 ago when we opened our first service, Robins. Our approach, which is to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families, has not changed.

Needs led services

All of our work has been developed in response to the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families. Our services include the provision of residential and short breaks, specialist further education, and numerous community projects with our young people leading the way.

Over the course of a year, we support 200 people with learning disabilities to have great lives. The way we do this is by creating opportunities so that the people we support can reach their full potential and are engaged with and valued by their communities.

Disability Champions

At Lifeworks we aim to be learning disability champions by supporting, promoting, caring for, advocating for and giving a voice to the people we support. We do this by listening and providing the services they tell us they need.

Valued for who you are

We want people to be seen and valued for who they are and not for any perceived difference. We want people with learning disabilities to have socially valued roles. For it to be the norm for them to contribute to, be part of and welcomed by their communities always.

Charity Accounts

Read our charity accounts to see how your money helps. Our accounts explain where our money comes from and how we spend it.

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BBC Radio NewsListen back now

Thank you to BBC Radio Devon for the brilliant introduction to Lifework services and volunteering. If you missed it and want to listen back you will find all the links below:

Sarah-Jane (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09lg9rp 1hr 46min
Maisie & Zoe (SUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvnf 1hr 28min

Kat Lacy (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv2y 1hr 26min
Richard Crompton (Trustee) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv8m 1hr 27min
Matt (Young Volunteer) & Helen https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv6h 1hr 26min
Lisa (Mercer Volunteer) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvfz 1hr 26min
Ken (volunteer)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv08 1hr 26min


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