We are a small independent specialist college and residential care provider in the heart of Shropshire

Our programmes support learners aged 18+ who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, profound and multiple learning difficulties and additional complex needs.

We provide Education, The Opportunities Programme, Care and Support including Accommodation and Short Breaks.


Education at CCL’s The Grafton Centre, offers a holistic student-centred curriculum focusing on independence, functional skills and more. We are dedicated to making sure all our learners reach their potential.

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Our 13 residential homes are nestled in communities in and around Shrewsbury. Residents receive the highest standards of care and support regardless of whether they are with us on a short break or a 52-week placement.

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Our Opportunities Programme, offers a range of fun activities out in the community or at our main site, Longbow House in Shrewsbury. Whatever your dreams, aspirations or interests, we will support you to achieve them!

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About Us

Condover College was founded in 2004 by Steve McGill, a father who insisted on only the very best care for his son, Matthew.

Steve had struggled to find a college that catered for Matthew’s disabilities. He knew there was only one thing for it: he’d have to start a college himself.

Today, we’re continuing Steve’s legacy of providing first-rate care and opportunities for people with additional needs.

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Calling all Employers

Can you help by offering work placements to our students?

It might be true to suggest that work plays a pivotal role in defining an individual’s quality of life and must be an integral part of a person’s overall life experience.

Did you know?

CCL have dedicated job coaches Terry and Carol, who carefully match and identify work placement opportunities for our students.

 You will be

  • Fully supported by our trained staff 
  • Giving valuable experience to our students
  • Able to offer hours that suit your business



It’s your time to make a difference

We are hiring Support Workers & Waking Night Workers!

> Supporting adults with learning disabilities to reach their dreams and aspirations
> Highly rewarding
> Experience desirable but not essential
> Full comprehensive training provided
> Free gym membership at the Shrewsbury Club
> Free counselling

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Latest News

  • Beth and Ellie

To celebrate Apprenticeship Week we caught up with Beth and Ellie

February 9th, 2024|Comments Off on To celebrate Apprenticeship Week we caught up with Beth and Ellie

Beth’s role has continued to develop, Beth now arranges and schedules all staff training for CCL and has been heavily involved in the training and implementation of the new digital Access system for the organisation. [...]

CCL’s new Activity Centre has Planning Permission

January 18th, 2024|Comments Off on CCL’s new Activity Centre has Planning Permission

We are pleased and excited to have been granted planning permission to build a new Activity Centre for our Day Opportunities Programme. Over several years, CCL have been trying to identify a potential property or [...]

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  • Group of CCL GBCA

Celebrating CCL’s Success at the GBCA Regional Finals 2023!

November 17th, 2023|Comments Off on Celebrating CCL’s Success at the GBCA Regional Finals 2023!

Saturday 4th November was a night of excitement and celebration for CCL in Birmingham. CCL had finalists at the Regional GBCA Awards for the following categories: The Recruitment Team – The Three R’s, Condover College [...]

  • Jayne and Mark

Employee Referral Scheme – Jayne and Mark’s Story

June 16th, 2023|Comments Off on Employee Referral Scheme – Jayne and Mark’s Story

Jayne  “I first heard about the refer a friend from the in-house posters and the Facebook advertisements. When my partner Mark first moved to Shrewsbury and needed a job, with his knowledge of care work [...]


“I would say our son’s biggest achievement has to be their self-esteem. They now have a sense of self-worth I have never seen in them before”

“I really can’t praise the staff enough; they are so caring. We thoroughly enjoy our time up there, not just with our daughter but with other people and staff. Staff are welcoming – very much so.”