Transition at Orpheus is very special, beginning when students attend assessment and continuing throughout the time they are with us and beyond. We do everything we can to support students in achieving their aspirations and we provide impartial advice, guidance and support to empower them to make decisions about their education and future.

Our Moving On programme in the final year at Orpheus covers a range of subjects which enable students to try out new things and develop skills which gives them confidence to interact and communicate with others. There are visits to alumni students in their homes to discuss how they have moved on and for students to get tips on what worked for them.

In this final year, there is support from our Housing Officer and the Local Authority Transitions Team in securing the place you want to live, identifying the local services and most importantly, support in finding paid or voluntary work.

After transitioning there is continued support for the next six months or more if necessary.

You can read about Polly's' Moving On' experience here.

The Next Stage Event was held in May 2019 - a fair to introduce students to organisations that might be useful for their life beyond Orpheus - employers, support organisations, and independent living accommodation.