OVT is dedicated to forging links with the local community giving mutual benefit. Our team help develop essential skills in communication, independence and life. Within this context, we have created a number of Social Enterprise opportunities, the focus of which is real work experience, designed to encourage and develop essential real life and work-related skills.
We provide quality day services, tailored to meet the individual interests, choices and abilities of our clients. A range of varied activities and workshops are offered on-site at East Court, in a caring and supportive environment. Our clients are encouraged and nurtured to reach their full potential, supported by our committed and enthusiastic team of qualified carers.
Since 1986 Orchard Vale Trust has opened four homes in Somerset, oﬀering tailored en-suite accommodation to adults with a wide range of learning disabilities. Our aim is to provide ‘person centred’ care to meet the needs of each individual in our care. This ethos is underpinned by our four core values of respect, dignity, autonomy and choice.
There are many ways you can get involved; you could become a volunteer or supporter or simply make a donation or donate whilst shopping online using the Amazon link on our website, run the London Marathon, join our Golf Day, make a Legacy or a Gift in Kind to mention but a few!
At Orchard Vale Trust we offer FREE taster sessions of a number of Day Service activities. If you would like more information please follow the link and use the contact form, one of our team will contact you with full information
Orchard Vale Trust provides a warm, fulfilled community where people feel valued, supported individuals are encouraged to reach their full potential in an environment that promotes diversity, opportunity and choice. Please enjoy some of the many photos we have.
It is a year to the day that I first took up my post at Orchard Vale Trust and as I drove to work today I reflected on the past 12 months.
As always my drive across the Mendips was beautiful, today saw a bright frosty morning which had all the crispness and freshness that you could ask for at the beginning of a new year. Last year my head was full of questions and a sense of stepping into something new, today I was focussed on what needed to happen and also a real sense of excitement about the year to come.
Now Orchard Vale Trust is not the name of an organisation that is new to me, it is about people, their names, their stories, their hopes and their ambitions and 2019 is about ensuring that everyone who is part of the Trust achieves everything that they wish to.
As for our latest Trust news…
East Court now welcomes Julie Lilly as the new Manager and I know that we all wish her every success in this new role. Northcroft will be busy planning their varied range of activities and there is already talk of another sponsored walk following on from the success of last year. St Chads and Ferndale welcome 3 new members of their staff teams who will no doubt support another exciting year of activity. In Community and Day Services the gardening team are already planning for the year ahead both in the garden at East Court and the support which is offered to local communities.
For me personally, 2019 is a year when I hope to achieve a personal ambition and run the London Marathon to raise funds for OVT. My Christmas presents were very much focused on helping me to achieve this goal with new trainers, new running leggings and a FitBit and it is now down to me to ensure that I do the training.
Whatever 2019 holds in store for you, we hope that you have a happy and enjoyable New Year.
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