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.
Race 2 Prague
A hitch-hiking race for charity!
Two amazing Edinburgh Students are taking part in the Race2Prague challenge this year!
This not only involves a nail-biting hitchhiking race to Prague, but also involves raising money for charity.
Dan and Rob, aka ‘Bangers and Mash’ have chosen Orchard Vale Trust as their charity, as Dan’s grandparents were founding members and long terms Trustees.
“We’ve chosen to do the hitchhiking as it seems like a fun journey and a good experience as well as helping those close to our hearts!” says Dan.
Bangers and Mash went to school together and have been close friends ever since. Now at university together they are taking on this challenge as housemates, friends and hitchhikers!
All the money raised goes to Orchard Vale Trust where we support adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full!
Support a great cause and two great guys and stay tuned for stories about their trip
The CEO Blog
Well February certainly announced its self with an icy blast that saw many of us deep in snow. Our staff and residents responded with their customary warmth and energy, many walked in to work and stayed later to lend a hand and there were terrific combined efforts digging paths, clearing snow and lighting warm fires.
The evenings are beginning to get lighter and there are bulbs coming through in all of our gardens which gives the promise of spring and there certainly is a lot of activity across the Trust. Our team of marathon runners are all busy with both their training and their fundraising, ready for the main event on 28th April; if you would like to support them then please click here: Sponsor a Runner
Northcroft residents are continuing with their steps challenge which is helping them to prepare for taking part in the Thames Challenge later this year, where a group will walk for approximately 14 miles.
In Community and Day Services, the new cookery group is busy cooking up a storm which includes some seasonal soups and there are already plans to support Comic Relief in March. In readiness for a new growing season the community gardening team have acquired a new van, thanks to a generous donation from Epoch Wealth Management .
At East Court, the final touches to the new studio, which Life With Arts donated to us last year, are being completed and this will provide a great space for us to use in a variety of ways as we continue to develop our activities.
So regardless of the frosty start February looks set to be a month full of energy, warmth and creativity.
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