While living at Derwen College you will stay in accommodation to suit your support needs.We have a range of modern, spacious accommodation to suit different support needs, with differing levels of staff support. As your independence skills progress you will move to a residence with less staff support. The aim is to enable you to live as independently as possible – but with staff nearby should you need assistance.
In your accommodation staff will help you learn to look after yourself. Along with your house-mates you will have the opportunity to cook and learn about healthy lifestyles. You will be supported to explore the local and wider community, develop road safety and travel skills and explore aspects of personal and social development and citizenship.
As well as sports and clubs during the week, at the weekend there is always a selection of trips to choose from while you live at Derwen: Theatre trips, football matches, train rides, stately homes, museums or shopping. Or you can relax in the student union, wifi café, or in your house with your friends. Whatever your interests are you’ll find something to suit you while living at Derwen.