Covid-19 – update on current day services, 19th July 2021

Reach’s day centres remain open in line with the government’s latest guidance relating to health and social care provision. Extra measures are in place to keep our clients, staff and volunteers well. All activities comply with latest government Covid-19 regulations and are monitored closely. Our senior management team will keep the situation under constant review and our Centre Teams will be in touch with clients and/or carers in case of any change.

To find out more about current day services please contact Chantelle Welsher, Group Manager Client Services at Chantelle.welsher@reachuk.org or telephone 07834 578704.

To find out more about our support for unpaid carers please contact Catherine Shatwell, Carers Matter Manager at Catherine.shatwell@reachuk.org or telephone 07715648691.

To find out more about how we have supported people during the last year, please see our Crisis Response page. Or click to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved today.


Flower Pod is truly a unique facility - and one we are all extremely proud of.

A 1.5-acre site, surrounded by farmland on the edge of Nottingham Trent University’s Brackenhurst campus, our horticultural social enterprise provides outdoor therapeutic sessions. Here, our clients (with the support of staff and local volunteers), grow and sell beautiful cut flowers, enjoy learning horticultural and floristry skills, and gain in confidence; building the capabilities needed for independent living.

Flower Pod also is a place to relax, build new friendships, enjoy physical activity and get close to nature.

This very special site also generates much-needed income for Reach through the sale of flowers to the community and beyond. Our flowers are bought for weddings, funerals, events and celebrations. We also make our own environmentally-friendly, natural petal confetti.  Flower Pod is hugely popular with customers who love being able to buy locally grown flowers whilst supporting Reach.

Click here to buy your bouquets, centrepieces and confetti today!

Flower Pod is available for hire to corporate clients and for events. We host corporate teams for volunteering activities. Organisations including Marks & Spencer, Experian and Boots repeatedly join us, with many more coming along throughout the year, all telling us how rewarding a day with us is.

If you would like to order your flowers, get involved as a client, carer, volunteer or donor, visit the Flower Pod site or call 01636 918271.

Find us at: Home Farm, Brackenhurst Lane, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QL. Call us on 01636 918271.

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Jane Hufton
Flower Pod Centre Manager

Hello, I’m Jane… There aren’t many mornings I wake up and think, ‘Oh no, I’ve got to go to work again’! I am surrounded by great people, in a glorious setting, doing something I love. Flower Pod embodies teamwork, commitment and a whole lot of fun. Nurturing people is my passion – to be doing it in a garden? Dreamy!

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Please note the timetable is subject to change and there is a waiting list for some sessions.

Sessional rates vary. Adults with learning disabilities may be eligible to receive personal budgets from Nottinghamshire County Council to pay for sessions. For more details on the personal budget process please contact 01636 819066. We can sometimes offer places on funded projects at lower sessional rates.

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So today we’ve been willow weaving with our wonderful volunteer Mark - making bases for Autumn wreaths but John thinks they make stylish headwear as well! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely photos from the flower pod

Something for everyone at Flower Pod. Just a few of the activities that clients have been doing this month. Gardening, flower arranging, woodwork, making confetti, mosaic and generally having fun! Super hedgehog home and bug houses everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lovely photos from the flower pod

We’ve been out and about in Mansfield today taking part in OneWalk, celebrating learning disability and autism. We met up with friends from across all the Reach bases and had a real fun time! Thanks to Reach Mansfield for inviting us to join in with their singing group too - I think we have a boy band in the making!OneFest 2021 ... See MoreSee Less

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Very nice pictures from onewalk

Thank you to The Final Whistle, Southwell for kindly donating your bottle tops to us. It has enabled our clients to get creative and decorate tables and bird boxes. Val and John popped over to the pub to say thanks and gifted one of their bird boxes. Cheers!The Final Whistle, Southwell ... See MoreSee Less

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What wonderful works of art! We'll done 👏

Here’s Harvey learning a new skill today. After a brief lesson from Sam, Harvey soon got the hang of using the lawn mower. Well done Harvey! ... See MoreSee Less

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Good work! I’ve used that mower and my arms are still vibrating now!! 🙌🏻

Lovely mowing harvey

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