Our Mission

Supporting people with learning disability or autism to live, learn and work

Who We Are

Supporting You

Employment & Skills

We support adults with a learning disability or autism to find the right job and keep it using the model of Supported Employment.

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Community Inclusion

Develop independence, social confidence, employability skills, a healthy lifestyle and the practical skills needed for everyday life.

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Social Enterprises

Our social enterprises trade as commercial businesses, providing participants with relevant, industry-specific skills.

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Supporting Us


There are many ways you can raise money for Orchardville. As a regional charity, all the money we raise we spend in NI.

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Buy Social

Buy from our social enterprises, creating opportunities for our participants to learn new skills and improve their employability.

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Local businesses and individuals can help us change the lives of people we work with through sponsorship and donations.

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For Employers

Offer Work Experience or a Job Opportunity

Provide participants with the opportunity to sample work experience or host mock interview panels to hone a participant’s interview skills.

Become an Employer Champion

For many of the participants we work with, the opportunity to experience employment in a real work setting, or to get and keep a paid position, can be genuinely life changing.

Support for Employers

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Service Finder

Choose services that are right for you in your local area - Belfast, South Eastern and Western Health & Social Care Trust areas.

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Keeping our participants safe is of the utmost importance. Our Safeguarding practice and policies are reviewed annually.

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Meet Our Team

Orchardville is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors and Senior Management Team.

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Awards & Accreditations

Taste of Ulster logo
Eastside Awards logo
UK Social Enterprise Awards 2019 logo
Investors in People logo

Upcoming Events

2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon – Team Relay
In 2022, Orchardville is celebrating our 40th Anniversary.  We have fundraising events throughout the year that you can register for to help raise money for...
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2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon – 8 Mile Walk
2022 Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon – 8 Mile Walk Fundraising Target: £100 per person Date:  Sunday 1st May 2022 Time:  9am Start:  Stormont Estate (Prince...
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What’s New?

Orchardville’s latest news and updates – learn more about what our participants and team have been up to over the previous weeks.

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Equality Commission NI Mental Health Discussion UU and Employer

The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland are starting a series of mental health discussions to help employers to implement the Mental Health Charter and share...
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Join our Workable NI programme today

Workable NI is a supported employment programme which supports people with disabilities to maintain employment and / or return to work after a period of...
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Orchardville App now available to download

The Orchardville App is now available to download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Designed by Scaffold Digital the Orchardville App will allow...
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At work in the Orchard Café, Belfast

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