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 nearly 30 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 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.
VALUED FOR WHO YOU ARE
I knew I wanted to be a chef since my late teens and Lifeworks helped me a lot to get there
My teachers were a great help, very supportive
Built up great experience to put on my CV
Gives you good independent living
The focus was always on my 'ability', not my disability
I did a work placement at a hairdressers in Plymouth whilst studying
Lifeworks taught me that people are capable of so much
My hope for the future is to be happy and be good at my job
Unmissable for people with learning struggles like myself
They fed my beliefs and helped me believe in myself
Friendly with a really nice vibe
A big lift for my confidence and skills.
what our students have to say
LIFEWORKS OFSTED REPORT HIGHLIGHTS
“The wide-ranging and diverse curriculum gives students good opportunities to experience new activities and helps them to make choices about their futures.”