The Orchardville Society

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About Us

Orchardville has supported over 250 people with a learning disability in Belfast in employment each year, and as we continue to grow, we have been able to extend our services to the areas of North Down / Bangor and Lisburn.

Watch our short video to find out more about us.


Orchardville is committed to be the leading provider of opportunities to EQUIP people with a Learning Disability or Autism to achieve their individual ambitions.


To achieve an inclusive society where equal opportunities are enjoyed by everyone.


We aim to deliver our mission by living and upholding our values of EQUIP:

  • Empowerment - Orchardville, Families, Employers and Funders work together to enable all users to achieve goals and aspirations.
  • Quality - Through creativity and innovation we are committed to providing excellent services to meet the changing needs of all users.
  • USER - We place the Service User at the centre of everything we do.
  • Integrity - We place high value on the reliable and honest way we conduct our business and will ensure everyone is treated equally and respectfully.
  • Passion - At the heart of our team we are passionate to energise, engage and inspire everyone.

Board of Directors

Mr M Howell MBE Chair
Mr D Guiler MBE Treasurer
Mrs M Haddock CEO & Secretary
Mrs E Cowan  
Mr R Kennedy  
Mr J McAlpin  
Mrs J Gallagher  
Mrs S Kennedy  
Mrs L Hornsby  
Mrs L Tiffney  
Mr R Wilson  
Mr C Perry  
Mr J Veitch  

Senior Management Team

Mrs M Haddock Chief Executive
Mrs J McGinn Deputy Chief Executive
Mrs L Lynas Head of Community Service
Mrs K Spencer Head of Supported Training & Marketing
Mr M Walker Head of Employment & Skills
Ms Laura Higgins Finance Manager


Registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC102003 & Inland Revenue XN90480