News & Events

Greek visit

Posted by tb on 15 May 2018

Last week the Trust was delighted to host visitors from Thessalonika in Greece. The students and teachers were on a co-visit with the National Star College in Cheltenham with the purpose of seeing how people with learning disabilities were integrated into wider society in the UK. The visitors were able to experience how we carried this out at the Stowfield Day Services through community based activities.

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Helping Hands Two Rivers Volunteers

Posted by tb on 15 May 2018

A HUGE thank you to the helping hands team Two Rivers Housing who came and volunteered for the day at Orchard Trust Day Centre & Smallholding. The team helped out by weeding and planting up all the tubs, drilling drainage holes in all the barrel tubs, planting the hanging baskets with bedding plants, planting potatoes and feeding all the livestock and collecting the eggs.

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Sponsored Sky dive

Posted by tb on 1 May 2018

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Activity Park Finished!

Posted by tb on 19 April 2018

Take a look at our newly completed activity park!  We are really excited to see people enjoying the park and our smallholding site, we have already had our first thumbs up for the wheelchair accessible swing!

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World Down Syndrome Day

Posted by tb on 21 March 2018

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Day Services closed today

Posted by Tb on 19 March 2018

The Day services will be closed today due to the snowy conditions.

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New Blog Entry

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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