Welcome to The Orb

Launched in September 2015, The Orb comprises of two pioneering work-skills day services located on the high streets of Porth and Morriston, in Swansea.

It offers a range of real-life working environments where young people and adults with autism can gain hands-on experience in the world of work on a supported basis. The Orb is a shop, a cafe, an office, a laundry and a kitchen. It is unique in that it offers continuous learning, a transitional stepping-stone for school leavers, a source of valuable experience for those who have already left school, and an alternative to a residential specialist college placement.

Featured on ITV Wales and presented at a Cross Party Autism Group event at the Welsh National Assembly in Cardiff, The Orb is living proof that individuals with complex needs associated with autism, can and will progress when they are offered roles and responsibilities, and the respect and status that comes with them, and when offered the support they need.

For more information about The Orb or to arrange a visit, please contact us on 02920 029922 or email us on referrals@ To download the Academy Living brochure click the image below:






A smile can brighten someone’s day- it certainly has for me!!


Staff are friendly- volunteers are super friendly and polite. I received a lovely warm welcome! The staff are wonderful with the volunteers! When I came in today I was having a bad day…after an hour sat in the café drinking the best coffee, I am leaving in a much better mood. I can’t thank you

Person, Web Client

I’ve fallen in love with this place!!

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