Orpheus is based in Surrey and was founded by Sir Richard Stilgoe in 1998. We promote transition and personal development through the arts so students gain the skills to live independently in the community and to make informed choices about their futures.
At Orpheus you can create your own personal learning programme from our range of courses, to suit your personal journey into independent living.
If you live in Orpheus supported housing you have the opportunity to live in your own flat and manage your own tenancy and access domiciliary support.
At Orpheus we use Performing Arts as a tool to promote confidence and independence skills among our young disabled adults.
Who Was Orpheus?
Orpheus was a legendary musician, poet and prophet in Ancient Greek religion and myth. He had the ability to charm all living things with his music and is one of the most significant figures in Greek Mythology.
The 'Father of Songs'
Orpheus was known as the 'Father of Songs' and Greeks of the classical age recognised Orpheus as the greatest of all poets and musicians. It was said that while Hermes invented the Lyre, (our logo) Orpheus prefected it.
The Orpheus Ethos
The Orpheus Ethos is grounded in the power of music to inspire, charm and overcome adversity.