Who are we?

Devon Disability Collective (DDC) is a Social Enterprise that provides quality employment and training for people with disabilities and those furthest from the labour market, through our own commercial enterprises.

DDC is committed towards enhancing independence and opportunity for those with disabilities by providing employment for people, supporting personal development, assistance into the workplace, supporting independence and promoting wider lifestyle choices, with the ultimate aim of reducing the unfair disadvantages that disabled people face in the workplace.
 
DDC is a not for profit organisation 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.

Our Exeter Operations

Mobility Showroom

Mobility and Healthcare Services: Servicing and Hire
Wheelchair Upholstery Products
Re-upholstery Services: automotive, marine, traditional and commercial
Light Engineering and Assembly
Contract Sewing and Packing
DCC Hub: Meeting and training rooms

Gilly

‘It’s my 11th year, I enjoy the friendly atmosphere here, not something I experienced in my previous roles.I spent some time in Kent working on Equestrian products, but I came back to my routes in Devon.I’ve been a sewing seamstress since 17!’.

MARINA

‘I started working in the factory in 2005, initially producing wheelchair cushions and then got trained up to do bee-hive clothing with matching hats, which led on to nursing outfits and then large Police tents.Drawing on this experience and my desire to learn I went on to become an Upholsterer and to this day really enjoy the variety of work and helping others with their training’.

Steve

‘I’ve been working with the team for 4 years now and trained up as a machinist, I’m responsible for making belts and also work in light engineering.When times are busy we help-out in all areas.I really enjoy all the varied roles’.