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Welcome to St Elizabeth's.  We manage and run a School for 5-19 year olds, a College for 18-25 year olds (supported by a Domiciliary Care Agency) and a Residential Care Home with Nursing.  We provide education, care and medical support for people of all ages who have epilepsy and other complex needs.  You can find out more about any of our services by using the links above.

Established in 1903, we are one of the charitable works of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege ("the Congregation"), a Catholic religious congregation, founded in 1833 in Liege, Belgium. 

St Elizabeth's is one of only two national centres offering a range of services to all age groups with learning difficulties.  We provide holistic care, support, health and education services in a safe environment for very vulnerable people, recognising them to be unique individuals who should be valued, supported and enabled to maximise their personal potential in all areas of life.  All referrals are welcome regardless of faith, culture or ethnicity.

Over the past 100 years St Elizabeth's has grown and developed to comprise:

  • A non-maintained special School approved by DfES for up to 68 boarders and 12 day placements between the ages of 5-19 years.
  • A special Further Education College offering 2-3 year Independence Programmes, for up to 40 young people in the 18-25 age range aspiring to more independent adult lifestyles who live in tenanted accommodation offered by local housing associations.
  • Domiciliary Care for our College learners supporting a range of lifestyles in a variety of locations.
  • Residential care with nursing in small group homes for 105 adults in purpose built modern buildings, plus adult respite care.
  • A comprehensive Day Care Programme for residents and people in the local community.
  • Social Enterprises in organic horticulture, arts and ceramics and The Cross Gallery and Jewellery Projects.
  • 24 hour health cover provided by specialist nurses and therapists, supported by locally contracted GP service and London hospital consultants.

In 2015 we plan to open a Children's Home so that we can provide School pupils and students with 52 week care where required.