MP visits Lifeworks Learning Disability Charity

Anthony and Karen and Students

Anthony Mangnall MP for Totnes and South Devon made a special visit to Lifeworks Learning Disability Charity on Wednesday5th October.

The students at Lifeworks Special Further Education College had the chance to showcase their current artwork projects, including pottery, large canvas paintings and Lego models, all of which have all been created in their new updated art room facilities in preparation for an up and coming exhibition.

During the visit, Anthony also meet with many of the staff to understand more about the work and vision of the Charity.

Karen and Anthony

Head of College, Karen Dorow said; “It was great for the students to show off their work and they were all really excited to meet Anthony. It was also a really important opportunity to share with Anthony our vision and strategy for the charity. Lifeworks College will be an exemplar of SEND Further Education provision in the region. We will be offering a broad curriculum of excellent quality, giving opportunities to young people and adults to meaningfully develop their skills, confidence and employability skills. We will be offering life-changing internship opportunities with local employers; setting our people on the first rungs of a lifetime of meaningful occupation and enabling them to move from dependence to independence and contribute to society”.

The charity provides a number of services for children, young adults and families in Devon living with learning disabilities includes a series of Community Programmes, Youth Groups, Residential and Short breaks and aim to reach and help as many people as we can across the region. We understand the importance of safe and valuing spaces to facilitate growth and change.

Anthony Mangnall said; “It was a pleasure to visit Lifeworks and witness the excellent work they are doing for young people with learning disabilities and their families. Meeting Karen and the rest of the team gave me the opportunity to learn more about the support they offer, as well as to engage with some of the young people they are helping. I look forward to seeing the charity continue to grow and expand their life changing work”.

Over the course of a year, Lifeworks support over 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.

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