How we work at Robins
We work alongside our children and young people, their parents and carers, health and education professionals to develop care plans that place the child at the centre. We strive to really understand each child, creating choices to help them achieve their goals and aspirations. We also look reflectively at how we can always do better. Ultimately Robins provides a young person with fun, adventure, breaking down barriers to give opportunities for young people to do anything they want to. We share young people’s pride when they achieve something new.
The staff team at Robins work hard to ensure every young person enjoys their time at Robins by offering an amazing amount of opportunity and activity. Inclusivity and an ambition for breaking down barriers is at the heart of all that we do.
We know we make a difference because our young people and parents tell us so. Through the smiles, the laughter, the celebration of achievement we know we make a difference in helping that young person reach their full potential.
Robins Ofsted Report
Our most recent Ofsted report in June 2022
How to get a place at Robins
Young people using Robins have complex and profound disabilities alongside a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or Education, Health & Care Plan. Alongside learning disabilities some of the young people who stay with us Robins have physical disabilities; we have lifts and a range of equipment to support their needs.
You can arrange an informal visit by contacting us on the form below.
After visiting Robins we can begin our referral process which ensures a good transition for all our young people and allows us to carefully match need with our home, other young people and staff to ensure a young persons placement is successful.
We will work you and the local authority to make sure that joining us at Robins is as smooth as possible
News, stories & blog
As part of their Arts Award qualification Lifeworks College students explored Newton Abbot Museum
RAMM takes Gold for accessible and inclusive tourism at Devon Tourism Awards
Learning disabilities activities Tuesday 14th February (hours are 10 am - 12 pm and 2 pm - 4 pm)
Lifeworks were delighted to be one of serval local charities to be awarded with a donation from the Totnes Show
Lifeworks Students perform magical pantomime for Totnes Caring Network
Robins Winter Wonderland will be open from 11am to 4pm Saturday 17th December
Lifeworks Charity is delighted to be supported by Luscombe Maye Totnes Estate Agents in their fundraising efforts
Join us for our Lifeworks recruitment open day. Friday 2nd December from (anytime between 9.00am-18.00pm)
You can do everything at Lifeworks College, like cooking, the gym, art, swimming, how to handle money, computer stuff and you meet new people.
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I did work placements at College. My favourite work placement was working at the animal shelter, I cleaned the cats out and liked to smooth them, Raven was my favourite he would always come over to me when I was working. I also walked the dogs. I like animals.
I also had a work placement in a cafe. After my work placement in the cafe, I got the job and I started there after I left College. I have worked there for 5 years now. I go to work 2 days a week. In my job I take dishes to the kitchen, clean the tables and help older people when they need help carrying dishes or help to open the milk. I am happy there. I have fun with the staff, they are funny.
At Lifeworks College you do loads of stuff, you get to go on trips, get to do work experience and artwork stuff. When you have learning difficulties, the college helps you understand things. If someone was thinking of coming to College I would say it is the best college.
Previous College Student