“Devon Disability Collective is a Social Enterprise that provides quality employment & training for people with disabilities & those furthest from the labour market through our own commercial enterprises”
- Mobility showroom
- Mobility and healthcare services (servicing and hire)
- Wheelchair upholstery products
- Re-upholstery services – auto-motive, marine, traditional and commercial
- Light engineering and assembly
- Contract sewing and packing
- DDC Hub – meeting & training rooms
Devon Disability Collective (DDC) is located in a multipurpose 10,000sq ft factory and office facility based in Exeter, Devon. Our operations include: contract sewing, upholstering and manufacturing wheelchair products to BSI ISO 9001. Onsite we operate a fully stocked mobility Showroom.
Our commitment towards enhancing independence and opportunity for those with disabilities is at the core of our business, specialising in providing goods that help people with disabilities manage the challenges they face, to support independence and promote wider lifestyle choices.
DDC is a non-profit-distributing social enterprise with all employees having equal member voting rights and a say in the business. Our work is about the importance of the people who work with us, the quality and value of the goods we produce and really understanding and valuing our customers.
Everyone has a strong ability and it is DDC’s aim to reduce the unfair disadvantages that people with disabilities face in the job market.
“7% of those with a learning disability of working age are in employment”
“47% of disabled people are in work, compared to 80% of the average population”
DDC’s strong links with Exeter City Council, Devon County Council and the Community Union helped establish the business and thereby provided ongoing employment for employees, made redundant following the closure of PLUSS in July 2015. The Board of Directors has retained these local government links and have added expertise from the local business community. The Board is chaired by Joe Mann MBE, former Deputy General Secretary of Community Trade Union and General Secretary of the National League of The Blind and Disabled (1995-2000), who brings an abundance of experience and influence to drive forward DDC’s vision of providing employment for people with disabilities. The collective is also appreciative to have as its Patron, local MP Ben Bradshaw, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who is an advocate and promoter of disability rights.
Monday-Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Where are we :
22 Marsh Green Road
Tel 01392 428585