Reach is a registered charity dedicated to supporting people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire. We work with almost 250 people to enable each individual to lead a happier and healthier life in their own community.

Reach began as Southwell Care Project in 1999. Since then we have grown in scale and impact across the county, yet our roots remain firmly planted in the community. Many of our trustees, staff and volunteers live locally to where we provide our services and some have caring responsibilities, so they really understand the importance of ongoing community support.

From starting out as a small group of concerned parents of people with learning disabilities, we are now a registered charity providing approximately 2,600 hours of support each week across all services. 

We have four centres – Reach Southwell, Reach Newark, Reach Mansfield,  and our social enterprise Flower Pod based just outside Southwell.  Our centres offer courses, activities, projects and socials, aiming to enable our clients to learn new skills, make friends and live well. 

We also have recently opened our cafe in Balderton which offers a warm and friendly place to drop in for a coffee and a chat with friends.

We are committed to offering a very high quality of service which we are able to achieve thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the dedication of volunteers. 

You can find out more about how to donate or get involved with our fundraising and activities here.