Established in 1981 to meet the transitional needs of students from Coleg Elidyr, residents of Victoria House have a well-established presence in the historic Drover’s village of Llangadog. Thriving amenities including a post office, cafes, pubs, a corner shop and butchers act as meeting points for residents to feel truly connected with the community. Public transport links enable the residents to travel independently to local towns and cities.
Supporting up to 10 residents with mild to moderate learning disabilities between the ages of 18 and 65, Victoria House is overseen by a Registered Manager and her deputy who are supported by a team of trained experienced support staff and volunteers. With on-site staff accommodation,a family living ethos is promoted through such activities as shared meal times and housekeeping responsibilities. Each individual is supported and encouraged to find a way towards personal fulfilment and acceptance of responsibility.
Residents are supported in maintaining regular contact with family and friends.
Victoria House runs its own Weavery in nearby the complex ‘Bran Yard’ which also hosts our coffee shop. Products created are exhibited and sold in craft shops, markets and galleries around the county. In 2016 l the Weavers were commissioned to weave an ecclesiastical garment for an American Minister.
Designed to create a cottage industry environment we are open to the general public, thereby assisting with positive integration into the wider community for our students and residents.