Covid-19update on current day services

Although Covid-19 still prevents us from delivering our normal level of service to people with learning disabilities, we have now started to offer carefully controlled, socially distanced activities at our centres to enable people to stay safe, well and connected and to address risk of deteriorating physical and mental health.

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.

We continue to offer our innovative and popular alternative service including online socials and courses, telephone welfare calls, and delivery of activity and wellbeing packs. We are also supporting family carers through new online, telephone and face-to-face communication.

To find out more about current day services please contact Chantelle Welsher, Client Services Transformation Manager 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.

At our new larger site at Reach Newark we offer a range of courses and activities that provide people with learning disabilities the chance to learn, have fun and live well.

The Reach Newark centre is welcoming, busy and lively – buzzing with creativity and activity throughout the week.  We take the time to work closely with clients and their carers to find new ways of doing things that help people build the life they want.

At Reach Newark we offer:

  • cookery courses
  • drama, music & singing sessions
  • arts and crafts activities
  • sports & fitness
  • Women’s group
  • Men’s group
  • bowling
  • and much more…

All courses and activities are delivered by qualified and experienced tutors and project workers.

Find us at: Hawtonville Community Centre, St Mary’s Gardens, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4JQ. Call us on 01636 671939.

Vickie ward
Newark Centre Manager

Hello, my name is Vickie. I have worked in the care sector for over 20 years. In my previous role I worked as a Regional Manager for a supported living provider. I am currently the centre Manager for Reach Newark. I really enjoy making a difference to individuals lives and going the extra mile, I will do what ever it takes for someone to reach their full potential and lead a fulfilled and happy life.

I love working at Reach Newark,  no two days are ever the same, it is a busy centre and there is always lots going on. The individuals and the amazing staff team at Newark make it a really special place to work and I could never imagine working anywhere else.

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Activity Timetable

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

Reach Newark sessions are on Monday to Friday every week. Please contact us to find out more about cost. Adults with learning disabilities may be able to get personal budgets from Nottinghamshire County Council to pay for sessions.