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Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Howton Lane, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ
The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, or Hannahs as we are known, has been supporting children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities for more than 200 years. Hannahs at Ivybridge is home to our school, respite centre, children’s home and Hannahwood – an innovative project for older students.
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne provides support for adults with disabilities but is also open to the public 7 days a week. It is a place where art, music, food, wellbeing and social enterprise meet in an inclusive and sustainable environment. We attract tourists, community groups, regional and national companies, schools and families, able bodied and those with disabilities; and support people with disabilities to take part in new experiences, learn new skills and attain qualifications, gain work experience, improve their health and wellbeing and to challenge perceptions of disability.
We are an independent charitable organisation, trading ethically and sustainably as a social enterprise in order to fund our pioneering work. At Seale-Hayne our income is generated through our dining, conferencing, events and retail offer plus fees from adult users who take part in daily activity sessions.
At Hannahs, we have created a model which demonstrates how people with disabilities can work and live in the community. We have a programme of volunteering, training and work opportunities which supports people of all abilities to gain confidence and skills to enable them to play an active part in society. These opportunities and experiences are delivered from an inclusive venue which is already a cultural hub for the area. This integrated environment helps to foster greater understanding and break down many social barriers.
In the last 12 months we have attracted 100,000 visitors and supported over 800 people with disabilities and their families – all those people living, learning and having fun together what an amazing community we are helping to create!