Kindness, Respect, Individuality and Working Together

The Orchard is an independent charity est. 1989 to support the involvement, independence and development of people with disabilities.

We do this through residential care, respite, supported living, day care services and a range of internal and external training.

The Trust has a number of care homes and supported living homes in the Forest of Dean, supporting people across Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire areas.

At the Orchard Trust we treat others and ourselves with gentleness, warmth and care, focusing on the little things that really matter. 

We look after ourselves, each other, our places and the environment.  Through listening to each other and paying attention when someone has something they want to say we support the development of self respect and feelings of worth and appreciation.

We recognise one another for the people we are, understanding and accepting preferences and beliefs to ensure a personalised care and support.

We also believe the best results are gained through working as a team, valuing suggestions and encouraging new ideas as we strive to continuously improve the care we provide.  We appreciate that knowledge, skill and understanding develop over time and through the sharing of experience. Seeking best practice and innovation we work closely with others to achieve the best result.

We value the contribution of clients, families, staff, volunteers and our partners to support us to be the best we can.  


Accolades for caring staff at the Orchard Trust

The Orchard Trust, based in Lydbrook, has finished 2019, its 30th year, on a high after its staff were recognised for their hard work and dedication to working with people with disabilities at two recent award ceremonies. Janet Bell, Kim Mazzucca, and Cathy Roddis were winners at the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Care Awards, along with Chrissie Russell being an award winner at the Gloucestershire Meaningful Activity and Wellbeing Awards.

The Orchard Trust Day Services were also shortlisted for ‘Innovative Project supporting Meaningful Activity and Wellbeing’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ with  the Learning and Development Team shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Training’.

Finalist were also recognised in the Leadership, End of Life Care and Volunteering categories.

Cathy Andrews, CEO of the Orchard Trust said,’ My congratulations go to all of our nominees and winners at this year’s MAWN and GCPA awards. They, like all of our dedicated staff, are outstanding and it is a privilege to work alongside them.’

The Trust supports adults with disabilities across the Forest of Dean through residential care, respite, supported living and day care.