The Orchardville Society

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Last year over 30 young people aged 16-19 prepared to leave school by learning to travel independently, manage their money and job sample with various employers in Belfast and North Down.

The service supports young people and their families make important decisions about what to do when they leave school including further education, training and employment options.


TAP2 is a new service funded by Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and stands for Transitions Activity Programme. This programme offers 12 places each day to service users aged between 18-30 who have left full time education or training. The Project works with service users who need some extra time and support to progress onto the main employment programme at Orchardville.

The project encourages the development of independence and employability skills by delivering training courses and accessing services out and about in the local community such as libraries, leisure centers, college courses, arts and culture activities and various career opportunities.