Church Lane, Minsterworth, Gloucestershire, GL2 8JJ
Male & Female
People we support
Activities & events
Orchard End is a large, detached home set in 2.5 acres of land on the banks of the River Severn, three miles from Gloucester city centre.
The home supports up to 12 men and women of varied ages with moderate to severe learning disabilities and associated complex needs. It specialises in caring for those with epilepsy and autism, through the valued support of Community Learning Difficulty Teams, the local GP and district nurse team.
The property is divided into two buildings; six individual bedrooms in the main house, and another six in the adjacent bungalow, most with ensuite facilities. There are two large recreational lounges, one of which is designated a quiet zone, an independence training and activities area and a sensory room. Residents are involved in caring for the extensive grounds, producing hanging baskets, vegetables and herbs.
This is a lively home, and residents have busy activity schedules including arts and crafts, cooking and baking and music events. Everyone who is able is encouraged to develop their independent living skills. The home also has excellent links with local colleges. There are regular social events for family, friends and the community.