Lucy celebrates graduation from Lifeworks College

Posted 12/08/2022

Lucy, like many other young people, wants to live her best life! She has recently graduated from Lifeworks College, which helps support young adults with a learning disability to pursue further education. Lucy tells us all about her journey, and what she plans to do next!

Lucy lives independently in her own home with support from her Thera South West team. She has been able to gain new skills from her full-time studies at Lifeworks College. The college supports people with a learning disability to develop vital life and work skills. Lucy told us:

“My name is Lucy. I’m 22 years old and live in Exeter. I graduated from Lifeworks College in July after four years.

Since starting there, I have got an entry level 3 in Maths, English, Personal Development, Work Preparation, and ICT.

Two years ago, I completed my Silver Duke of Edinburgh award and a Silver Arts Award. I have also been able to do travel training, and get a Kindness Counts award.”

Lucy has given a lot of thought about her future now that she’s graduating. She has a firm idea of the job opportunities she would like to head for.

“Now that I’m leaving college, I plan to continue volunteering with the National Trust at a property local to me and start a volunteer position in the Lifeworks HR office a few times a week. I want to continue living my best life.”

Speaking of Lucy’s graduation success, Team Coordinator Lauren Hooper said:

“Lucy has worked really hard during her time at Lifeworks College. She has learned skills which she enjoys bringing back home and sharing with her housemates. Lucy’s support team are all really looking forward to supporting her with all the new and exciting opportunities in her life.”

Congratulations Lucy on your amazing achievement!