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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Today we've sown our new wildflower bed down in our wildlife garden. Tireless volunteers Gary and Kim barrowed the sweepings from the polytunnel floor, and the clients got sowing, raking and stamping. Hopefully come summertime we'll be posting pictures of our little bit of meadow being enjoyed by pollinators aplenty!

Thanks to Grow Kew for our bloomin' brilliant sowing packs! Now we do our rain dance...

Literally watch this space!
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Mindful mosaic today at Flower Pod! Our AMAZING volunteer, Nicky, has been sharing her skills (and resources)with us and our clients have produced some beautiful work. Mosaic tiles on bird boxes amongst other things. A massive thank you Nicky for everything. We think you are fab! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less

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They are beautiful Nicky you are a very good mosaic artist and teacher x

Wow they are beautiful ❤️ well done everyone and thank you Nicky

It’s a pleasure! It’s been a lovely day doing mosaics and chatting together in the sun. 😎Beautiful work by all too ! 👏🏻👏🏻

Wow they all look amazing! 😍x

They look gorgeous 😊

There brilliant xx

Brilliant. Good work

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What a delight it was to deliver our flowers to Beryl.
All the way from Texas, her daughter Janet said happy birthday mum
via Flower Pod Southwell, and at 92 years young we have to ask Beryl, what is your secret? 💕 Well done delivery team for helping to give smiles to lovely people x
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What a delight it was to deliver our flowers to Beryl. 
All the way from Texas, her daughter Janet said happy birthday mum 
via Flower Pod Southwell, and at 92 years young we have to ask Beryl, what is your secret? 💕 Well done delivery team for helping to give smiles to lovely people xImage attachmentImage attachment

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Thank you, Flower Pod Southwell, for creating such a beautiful arrangement. My Mum was thrilled to meet you ☺️

Happy birthday Beryl. You are looking very well, enjoy your flowers xx

Happy birthday Beryl, enjoy your flowers

What’s happened to the weather today?! This doesn’t stop our hardy lot being hard at it in the garden. Whilst others decided that being indoors today was the better option! ... See MoreSee Less

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Just love this, miss my Friday gang xx

They still smiling xx

What a hardy bunch!!👍👍👍

The Spring flowers are starting to come out so we’ve been practicing our flower arranging skills this week. Taking time to enjoy the garden and smell the flowers! ... See MoreSee Less

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Had plenty of flower arrangements off our connor they been beautiful xxx

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