Find out more about some of the SMSC activities at Orchard School.
Orchard School Bristol, through its SMSC programme is supporting two charities this year -
MIND and Julian House.
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. The organisation campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Because of Mind, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to our information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales.
At its foundation, Julian House was set up to offer direct support to some of the most marginalised people in society – the homeless. Initially this was limited to offering food and shelter. Over time other projects and services have been developed which not only address the symptoms of homelessness but also the underlying reasons why men and women are forced onto the streets. Indeed, projects such as social enterprises are targeted at preventing people becoming homeless by engaging them in meaningful activities, training and preparation for employment.