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Andrew’s Journey to Employment on Ignite 2 Project

Andrew joined Ignite 2 Project in October 2018. Ignite2 is a Supported Employment project offering participants the opportunity to engage in their local community, improve...
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Orchardville Staff to take on the Belfast Marathon

On Sunday the 3rd of October five staff members from Orchardville will be aiming to complete the five different legs of the Belfast Marathon. All...
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Participants with an Employment Officer can now self-register for online and in-person training in September

We are delighted to be continuing our new training offer for the 2021-2022 year for Project Ignite2 participants! There are some new and exciting courses...
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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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ASDA store in Bangor develops work experience programme for Ignite2 participants

Participants on Orchardville’s Ignite2 project have commenced a programme of targeted work experience in conjunction with ASDA store in Bangor. The initiative will see 12...
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Orchardville Talks Podcast Episode 3 Social Enterprises

In the third episode of Orchardville Talks Podcast Rosie and Kerry will be focusing on Social Enterprises. They have invited 3 guests onto the episode....
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Participants with an Employment Officer can now self-register for online and in-person training in May!

We are delighted to be launching our new training offer for the 2021-2022 year for Project Ignite2 participants! There are some new and exciting courses...
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Orchardville Talks Podcast Episode 2

Hosted by Kerry McDowell and Rosie Oliver, each month the Orchardville Talks podcast will discuss different topics focusing on people living with a learning disability...
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A new job and a fresh start for Ben at ASDA Bangor

Ignite2 client Ben started paid employment last week at ASDA’s Bangor store. Ben had previously worked in events and hospitality, but like many former employees...
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Recite Me accessibility tool added to Orchardville website

Orchardville have added Recite Me to our website, a web accessibility tool allowing you to customise our website in the way that works best for...
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Orchardville Launch new Podcast – Orchardville Talks

Orchardville are delighted to launch the first episode of their new Podcast "Orchardville Talks" Hosted by two Orchardville Staff members, Kerry McDowell (Employment officer) and...
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What Orchardville achieved during lockdown

Orchardville, a registered charity and social enterprise, is committed to changing the lives of people with learning disability and autism. We believe that with the...
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Introducing our new Social Enterprise “Orchardville Cleans”

Introducing a new social enterprise for 2021 – Orchardville Cleans. The timely launch of Orchardville Cleans provides not only a sanitising and cleaning solution for...
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James lands starring on Marcella on ITV

This is James, a participant on our ESF funded Ignite 2 project. James has recently had a staring role in the ITV drama Marcella (still...
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CEO’s Christmas and New Year update on services

CEO Update on COVID-19 – December 2020 With a further period of enhanced restrictions being introduced from 26th December 2020, we have made the decision...
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Introducing Jo McGinley – Orchardville’s Strictly Boardroom Apprentice 2020

We are pleased to announce that Jo McGinley has joined the Orchardville Board through the Strictly Boardroom scheme 2020. Strictly Boardroom provides a platform for...
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Finance Minister visits Orchard Cafe @ The Grove

On the 13th August Department of Finance Minister Conor Murphy MLA  announced an allocation of £7Million to the Social Enterprise Sector here in Northern Ireland....
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Back to Work at Orchardville Works!

Project participants have returned to their activity at Orchardville Works for the first time since the easing of lockdown restrictions. From Monday 17th August around...
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Orchardville Works – Open and ready for orders

Staff have returned to working onsite and are actively preparing for the return of our participants. Samantha Haddock, Orchardville Works Manager, was delighted to reopen...
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Orchard Cafés – Open for Takeouts and also deliveries via Uber Eats!

Our Orchard Cafés are open for takeouts and also deliveries via Uber Eats! Watch this video of Colin Thompson, Catering Manager, giving an update on...
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At work in the Orchard Café, Belfast

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