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.

The first guest is Amanda Johnston, Operations and Membership Manager at Social Enterprise NI, who discusses the importance of Social Enterprises in Northern Ireland and how Social Enterprise NI help support and connect organisations throughout the country.

Our second guest is Colin Thompson, Catering Manager of Orchard Cafes, who talks about his experience managing running 4 cafes / training hubs for participants with learning disabilities and autism.

Our final guest on the Podcast, Matthew Patterson, is a participant at Orchardville and has gained paid employment at our Orchard Cafe in East Belfast.


To find out more about Orchardville’s Social Enterprises please click HERE

Orchardville, a registered charity and social enterprise, is committed to changing the lives of people with learning disability and autism.

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

We believe that with the right support, any individual with a learning disability or autism can reach their full potential and achieve their employment aspirations.

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At work in the Orchard Café, Belfast

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