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The Orpheus Centre Trust

The Orpheus Centre Trust

The Orpheus Centre

North Park Lane, RH9 8ND, Godstone, United Kingdom - +441883744664

beschreibung der einrichtung

The Orpheus Centre is an inclusive, residential, performing arts centre founded by entertainer and musician Richard Stigloe in 1998 in his former family home in Godstone. The Orpheus Centre provides opportunities for personal development through the performing arts and other learning experiences for young adults with disabilities so that they can make informed choices about the future and gain skills to enable them to live more independently in the community. By using music and the performing arts as a vehicle for self-development the Orpheus Centre aims to offer people creative experiences through which they will discover and develop new skills, new aspects of themselves and therefore new expectations. The Orpheus Centre works in a user-led way, providing their care services in a sensitive, flexible manner to meet individual needs, and delivering their educational programme in a way that meets individual goals. The Centre provides supported housing for students and offers a diverse curriculum of performing arts, independence, functional and life skills. There is space for up to 30 students to live in supported housing at the centre, with up to 50 students taking part in the learning programme on a full or part time basis and many more involved in the short courses that the centre provides during the year. Students living in the supported housing generally stay for up to 3 years and are aged 18 to 25, students taking part in short courses are aged up to 45.The Centre's activities are based around an academic year, starting in September and running through to the end of July each year. The Centre has a focus on performing arts but also teaches visual arts, costume and set design, film-making, lighting and technical skills. Students can take courses as wide ranging as song writing, to street dance, multimedia podcasting to interactive drama. The centre caters for those with a passion in all aspects of the arts from performers to those working behind the scenes. There are different activities throughout the year but generally there will be a major show put on by the students at the end of each term, with the largest of these taking place at the end of the summer term. These shows are a chance for the students to show case their abilities and the work of the Orpheus Centre as a whole and involve everyone at the centre. The students’ learning programmes also include sessions in developing life and functional skills such literacy, numeracy, cookery, budgeting, etc.The Orpheus Centre has a strong staff team across all areas of its work and they have many local volunteers who help out on a regular basis. There are approximately 45 paid staff at the centre (not including the domiciliary care teams) and up to 70 local volunteers who support the Orpheus Centre during the year.

Teilnehmer/-innen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.
  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

Volunteering project

Projektbezeichnung Project Dates Frist Status
Orpheus Centre – Learning together
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2017 to Jul 2018
20/08/2017 - 22/07/2018
09/01/2017 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Freiwilliges Engagement

Role gültig bis
PIC no: 943341006 | Last updated on 24/08/2018

Schwerpunktbereiche der Einrichtung

Kreativität und Kultur

Behinderungen/besondere Bedürfnisse