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Posted by on 12 March 2018

DPAC March 18 advert Final

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Closures due to snow

Posted by on 1 March 2018

Our training office and Lodge are now closed and will also be shut tomorrow due to the weather. Please contact training@orchard-trust.org.uk for enquiries.
 
Our Day Centre will also be closed tomorrow.

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Accessible play park

Posted by tb on 28 February 2018

Work is well underway for the accessible park at our Stowfield site!  Despite the cold and snowy conditions the groundwork has been finished and the first pieces of equipment have been installed.

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Carers & Sharers meeting

Posted by on 27 February 2018

The recent meeting for Carers & Sharers was all about 'Making Activities Matter'.  The group had a demonstration from Rachael Love who is a Trainer at the Trust.  Rachael put a particular emphasis on the use of materials for people with sensory impairments.
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Parents were later encouraged to make a display using available resources. These were judged by a service user who found their efforts highly amusing! 
The Carers & Sharers group is a support group for parents at the Trust.  The group offers friendship, opportunities to socialise and meet other people in a similar position.
The next meeting will be Friday 18th May 2018 2 - 4pm at The Lodge, Upper Stowfield, GL17 9PD - all parents, carers, supporters and advocates of adults with a learning disability who use any Orchard Trust service will be most welcome.

 

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Dignity in Care 2018

Posted by on 25 January 2018

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A Christmas Message from the CEO

Posted by tb on 22 December 2017

CEO Cathy Andrews
To all Orchard Trust staff, volunteers donors and supporters,

2017 has been a year of change and growth at the Orchard Trust and this will continue through 2018 as we reaffirm our purpose and work together to set the values and vision for the next three years. 

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Christmas Country Walks

Posted by tb on 15 December 2017

christmas country walk

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Award for All Grant

Posted by tb on 14 December 2017

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Closure due to weather

Posted by Tb on 12 December 2017

The day centre will be closed again today due to the adverse weather conditions 

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Closure due to snow

Posted by Tb on 11 December 2017

Due to the snow and icy conditions the Orchard Trust Day Centre, hydrotherapy and rebound will be closed today, along with training and admin department. We hope to open tomorrow and will update again soon.

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News and Events


  • 09/10/2018 9:21am
  • We have been nominated for 3 awards at the GCPA Care Awards! Well done to Sally Skelton at Kimberley Drive for being nominated for Aspiring Leadership, Phill Hucks at the Day Centre for Innovation in Care, Caroline Jones in Grants and Fundraising for Outstanding Contribution and Orchard Trust (Steph Austin, Lorraine Gomery, Paige Alexander and Christopher Robins at Sevenoaks) for End of Life Care.

  • 07/08/2018 2:40pm
  • Sunshine, music and games! We had a fantastic day at our Summer Fair on 22 July.