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 over 20 years 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 around 250 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.
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 to the people we support 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.
Read our charity accounts to see how your money helps. Our accounts explain where our money comes from and how we spend it.