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Our History

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St Elizabeth’s Centre was established in 1903 when a number of Congregation members, who had developed considerable expertise in working on the Continent with children and adults with learning disabilities, were invited to set up a school in England for children with severe epilepsy.

Whilst we are proud of our heritage, our services are completely up to date and St Elizabeth's has become a centre of excellence specialising in supporting people with disabling epilepsy or other related complex needs and learning difficulties - some with life threatening conditions - to have every opportunity to lead their lives to the full.

The School, College and Adult Care Agencies are all distinctly separate modern services co-located on the same campus, but with a shared sense of community, heritage and belonging fostered by a single management team accountable to our Trustees.

The ethos of the organisation has a strong sense of care and compassion for people with learning disabilities, giving a high profile to supporting and enabling people to develop their skills and participate in meaningful activities that reflect their abilities, wishes and needs.