“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”

Our Exeter Operations

  • Mobility Showroom
  • Re-upholstery
  • Industrial Covers
  • Contract Packing
  • Light Engineering
  • Assembly, Fulfilment and Storage
  • Mobility Equipment Solutions
  • DDC Hub – Meeting & training Rooms

The Scale & flexibility of our multi-skilled workforce, extensive experience & 10,000sq foot factory, allows us to deliver complex projects of a range of scope & sizes across a wide variety of platforms.

DDC has over 55 years experience in manufacturing various goods specialising in contract sewing, light engineering, assembly and packing, and an onsite fully stocked mobility Showroom and meeting rooms.

The company has built up a great reputation within the NHS and private healthcare sector with its wheelchair & bed products, along with products for Police and Fire services and County Councils throughout the UK. Large scale projects have included complex climbing centres for London, large machine covers for industrial engineering, agricultural products, survival products, soft furnishing and tents.

Working to BSI ISO 9001:2015 drives the way in which we go about our daily work, keeping standards high and procedures at the fore-front of what we do, giving you reassurance in quality and consistency in product and service.

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.

We see everyone has a strong ability and it is our aim to reduce the unfair disadvantages that disabled people 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”

Our People

Our Formation

Devon Disability Collective (DDC) was formed in July 2015 following the closure of Pluss.  The long-serving members of staff (most of whom have a disability) now own and manage the business which has been operating for over 55 years, in Marsh Barton Industrial Estate Exeter.

DDC’s strong links with Exeter City Council, Devon County Council, and the Community Union helped establish the business and provided ongoing employment for employees made redundant by Pluss.  The Board of Directors maintains these valuable links with the local government coupled with additional 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 Board of Directors is supported by three Non-Executive Directors; – Yvonne Atkinson Devon County Council Councillor, Trish Oliver Exeter City Councillor, and Peter Brennan who brings a wealth of commercial experience.

DDC’s Patron, local MP Ben Bradshaw, former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who is an advocate and promoter of disability rights, and the head of Devon County Council John Hart who continues to provide invaluable support.

Our Clients

Clients include: DS Smith (Plymouth), Centrax, NHS purchasing and private health contracts, Browns water filter bags, City councils for parking meter covers. See our website for further information about us and our capabilities.

Opening Times:
Monday-Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday Appointments welcome – please book on a week day

Where are we :

22 Marsh Green Road
Marsh Barton

Tel 01392 428585

email enquiries@devondisabilitycollective.org.

Support us

If you would like to support Devon Disability Collective with a single or monthly donation of your choice, please click on the following link. Your donation will help us achieve our social purpose, “to provide quality employment and training to people with disabilities and those furthest from the labour market”.  Your help is much appreciated.

Devon Disability Collective

“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”

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