The Orchard Trust, based in Lydbrook, has finished 2019, its 30th year, on a high after its staff were recognised for their hard work and dedication to working with people with disabilities at two recent award ceremonies.

Janet Bell, Kim Mazzucca, and Cathy Roddis were winners at the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Care Awards, along with Chrissie Russell being an award winner at the Gloucestershire Meaningful Activity and Wellbeing Awards.

The Orchard Trust Day Services were also shortlisted for ‘Innovative Project supporting Meaningful Activity and Wellbeing’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution Award’ with the Learning and Development Team shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Training’.

Finalists were also recognised in the Leadership, End of Life Care and Volunteering categories.

Cathy Andrews, CEO of the Orchard Trust said: “My congratulations go to all of our nominees and winners at this year’s MAWN and GCPA awards. They, like all of our dedicated staff, are outstanding and it is a privilege to work alongside them.”

The Trust supports adults with disabilities across the Forest of Dean through residential care, respite, supported living and daycare.See the full story in this week’s edition of the Ross Gazette, or subscribe to our online edition here