Almost as soon as students arrive at Orpheus we are encouraging them to think about what they want to do when they leave and where they would like to live. Our job is to support them on this journey and make sure they know all the options that are available. We work closely with students through their transition from Orpheus and stay in touch.
Case Study: Jenny
My name is Jenny. I have cerebral palsy and use a wheelchair. I live in my own flat with the support of three personal assistants who take it in turns to be with me. I am also a very determined person and my ambition is to become a well-known writer.
When I was at Orpheus I took part in weekly sessions of script-writing. I remember working with a group to write an episode of a soap opera which we completed and filmed within a week. Since leaving Orpheus I have continued to write, using a scribe, and have written three full length scripts. Two years ago I wrote two scenes about speed dating which were shown at the Embassy Theatre in London.
My time at Orpheus helped me realise that I could be a writer. I also learnt a lot of practical skills that have helped me to live independently, something I thought I would never be able to do.
Several of our alumni have now started their own enterprises. You can find out more by clicking the links below to visit their websites.
Orpheus started in Sir Richard’s former family home in Godstone, Surrey. Although it started with five students it quickly grew in size and reputation. Read more about our History
Learning and living at Orpheus
From the moment you start at Orpheus you will be learning skills to help you live independently. You will improve in practical skills that are needed in everyday life, learning and work. Read more about Learning and Living at Orpheus
Different ways to support our work
Orpheus is a registered charity. Without the generosity of supporters and volunteers quite simply we would cease to exist. How you can support our work