Opened in 1989 The Orchards care home was the starting point for the Orchard Trust. The Orchards is situated on the outskirts of the village of Lydbrook, above the Wye Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
The Orchards consists of two semi-detached cottages with gardens and panoramic views of the local countryside. From the care home there is easy access to a sensory garden, a smallholding, a therapy centre (consisting of a accessible swimming pool and floor trampoline), wheelchair accessible activity park and woodland.
People living at The Orchards are encouraged to be as independent as possible and to be fully involved in the running of their home. This includes participation in daily living tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry. People are also encouraged to actively take part in the local community, whether that be through voluntary work placements or accessing local facilities.