Everything at Orpheus is focussed on maximising lasting independence for our students. We have an entrepreneurial spirit, taking a lead in finding new and effective ways of working in the arts, learning and social care sectors. Our impact and ethos has so engaged and inspired visitors to the college that we benefit from a steady stream of help from arts professionals, tutors, support staff and volunteers. Our students have performed at the House of Lords, the Royal Albert Hall and venues across the UK and worked with schools, prisons, community groups and businesses to break down barriers and challenge stereotypes.
Learn more about life after Orpheus for some of our students here.
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Our vision is of an inclusive world where young disabled people live independent and fulfilling lives.Read more
At Orpheus we use the arts as a vehicle to promote learning and personal development. We teach a diverse curriculum that covers the arts, independence and employment skills.Read more
"Since moving into my own flat I have gained lots of independence... and I love having my own place."Read more
In April 2017 Daisy ran the Brighton 10k. Daisy didn’t decide to take on this mammoth challenge for fun; she took it on to raise vital funds for the Orpheus Centre in memory of her brother, Mike.Read more
Polly began a work placement at Hair Design after moving on from Orpheus in 2016. She is now a paid employee at the salon and works two mornings every week.Read more
Thomas is recent graduate of Orpheus. Since coming to Orpheus he has learnt how to cope with the anxiety and stress related to his autism and has transformed into a confident young man.Read more
Angus was a founding student at Orpheus and is now an ambassador for the Centre.Read more
"... having been prepared by my time at the Orpheus I am feeling confident in the next stage of my life."Read more
"I have become more independent since arriving at the Centre..."Read more
Jamie is an alumni who while here gained the confidence to move into his own supported flat after OrpheusRead more
"When I started, fair to say it was a bit of a shock to the system when I found out I had to do certain things such as pay my own bills and rent... I look forward to using the skills I have developed here to help me make the most of the rest of my life."
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