A Fantastic Place to Live & Learn

We work with young adults with complex additional learning needs and disabilities, teaching them to self-advocate, build skills and find greater independence.

Lives Full of Meaning & Purpose

We are devoted to the people in our care, every contribution is valued – learners, residents, volunteers and staff all benefit hugely from our culture of community living. Our work is grounded by principles of inclusion, mutual respect and increasing the life chances of people with autism, learning difficulties and disabilities.

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Elidyr Communities Trust Video

My son is always keen to return after a break with us, this says it all! Coleg Elidyr has been fantastic for him.


At our Rhandirmwyn site, we run a specialist residential further education college, Coleg Elidyr and a community residency programme, Inclusive Lives. Offsite we offer long term residential living at  Victoria House in nearby Llangadog for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Accommodation & Facilities

We have lots of great facilities including a small holding, gym, shop and weavery. Our houses are run as warm, supportive households where people can be themselves. We eat, socialise and undertake chores together, sharing experiences and making decisions on household matters such as menu planning and leisure activities.

A montage of Elidyr Communities Trust accommodation and grounds.

Sector Leading Provision for People With Additional Learning Needs 

Our education provision has also been awarded 'Excellent' in all areas in our 2019 Estyn inspection. In 2020 we were proud winners of a Natspec Award in the student voice category. We have been awarded 'Advanced Accreditation' status by the National Autistic Society for our exceptional approach working with young people who have autism.

Awards won by Elidyr Communities Trust

This is a wonderful place ... our son Douglas has achieved things we'd never have dreamed he could. He's also been so happy.


Living & Learning Provision

Young person high fiving with volunteer

Coleg Elidyr

Specialist further education for people with complex learning needs.…... Read more

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Inclusive Lives

Moving young adults with complex learning needs towards independence.... Read more

Residents of Victoria House stood by weaving.

Victoria House

Village living, aiding those with mild learning difficulties to thrive.... Read more

The Latest News

The long-awaited start on the building of our new Education Hub has now begun.

New Education Hub

The long-awaited start on the building of our new Education Hub has now... Read more

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Enhanced Autism Accreditation

We have an ‘Enhanced Practice Commendation’ from the National Autistic... Read more

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Natspec 2020 Winners!

We're so pleased, our learners have won an award in the Natspec 2020... Read more

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Bubble & Fizz

An award-winning Inclusive Lives initiative making bath bombs & soaps.... Read more

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We can offer a life-changing career full of meaning & purpose.... Read more

Virtual choir in a grid on YouTube.

Lockdown Choir!

Our choir is making beautiful music and keeping friendships alive even in... Read more

Our Rhandirmwyn Site

Picture map of the Elidyr Communities Trust site.