Covid-19 – update on current day services, 4th January 2021

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement on 4th January, we can confirm that Reach’s day centres will continue to open as planned. We have reviewed 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.

In addition to activities at our centres, our innovative and popular alternative service includes online socials and courses, telephone welfare calls, and delivery of activity and wellbeing packs. We are also supporting family carers through online, telephone and face-to-face communication.

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

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

To find out more about the difference your donations make 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.

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!

Flower Pod


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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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Crikey! How busy are we? Grace, Nic and Shanny have been arranging.. Susan has been delivering, Kait has been hiding whilst John is wondering why!
Flowers for gifts, anniversaries and events from our wild and wonderful garden. Oh and of course the obligatory Kipper shot! It’s still all going on at Flower Pod Southwell 💕
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Amazing work everyone!!

Beautiful! 🤩

Lovely work

Harvesting flowers and vegetables - so much to do at this time of the year. Amelia wasn’t sure about the taste of peas though! ... See MoreSee Less

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Great …. I love peas straight from the pod i will happily have Amelia’s share 😀


Another creative day! We’ve been making outdoor nature looms on our Natural World course, using our beautiful flowers. Anita then went on to make a fabulous spiral bouquet. Great work everyone! ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful flowers and beautiful people!

That all looks amazing - great work!

Look at all them happy faces xxx

Excellent, well done everybody.👏🏻👏🏻

Very special cute visitor to Flower Pod today! Clients were very excited to meet Tyrion, the baby hedgehog. Thank you so much to Darren for bringing him along and educating us about how to look after hedgehogs. What great work you do Hogs Of Winterfell Hedgehog Rescue! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, I had a wonderful time. My wife loves the flowers.

Thank you for having them and I’m glad Tyrion was a good boy for you all. Thanks for the flowers they are stunning, I just wish I could have visited too.

Fun and flowers! We’ve been learning all about flowers - identifying varieties in the garden, practicing our flower arranging skills and making beautiful flowery headbandsReach Learning Disability ... See MoreSee Less

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Lots of fun at Flower Pod. Everybody looks so happy. Love seeing the photos. 💕

I've had some beautiful flowers from Flower Pod Southwell off our connor xxx

Lovely photos !

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