With over 30 years of experience we have always understood the joys and challenges of people with learning disabilities. 

Our vision is to support adults with learning disabilities to live life to the full and our person centred approach ensures that every individual identifies what it is they wish to achieve from gaining new skills, to studying for qualifications or preparing for employment.

We work with an ever increasing range of partners to ensure that we offer a wide range of experiences and opportunities and we are continually working to develop new activities.

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The style of our activities is organised but informal.

We focus on enabling individuals to get the most from the day while making sure the environment we provide is relaxing and safe.

The philosophy is that every activity can be approached in a variety of ways so that individuals can achieve their own goals; some may choose a purely recreational or therapeutic approach whilst others may wish to gain greater knowledge and understanding of a particular area and there is also the opportunity to gain work experience or be supported into an independent work setting, either within the trust or with a partner organisation.


We offer courses in cookery and IT and a programme of Health and Wellbeing activities which include swimming, walking, cycling and keep fit.

The trust is also about to open its own coffee shop which will provide further opportunities to gain experience in commercial catering, whilst being supported by our experienced staff.

We are also establishing a partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society to offer a Level 1 Certificate.


From Monday to Friday we offer a range of activities which include recreational arts and crafts groups, groups learning about gardening and horticulture, including a conservation project on the Somerset levels and working in the community to deliver gardening services.

Underpinning everything are the values we use across Orchard Vale Trust: respect, treating people with dignity, maximising autonomy and participation.

If you are interested in using our day services please contact Jacqui MacNaughton on 01749 673122 or drop us an email at

Orchard Vale Trust Day Services is not a service regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)


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Orchard Vale Trust.
East Court, Doctors Hill, Wookey, Wells, Somerset. BA5 1AR.

Tel: 01749 671706


Registered Charity No. 326940

Company No. 1946592