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Wellbeing and activity packs delivered to clients
Welfare telephone calls held with clients and families
Online learning and social activity sessions hosted

Figures as 21st August 2020

Many of the people we support continue to feel worried because of the ongoing disruption to their social contacts and routine. Our expert team have quickly responded to the crisis and are developing new ways to provide practical support. Here is a taster of what we've been up to to help clients and family carers adjust and stay safe and well:
  • Delivering ‘wellbeing packages’ full of learning activities and practical advice
  • Weekly welfare telephone calls with clients and families to identify concerns and help find practical solutions
  • Rolling out online learning and social activities using digital technology and helping people get online safely.

Please visit our Crisis Appeal page to find out how your donation can make a difference. You can also find useful information on our Coronavirus Resources page. You can follow Flower Pod's 30 seconds of spring videos here for snippets of the garden to distract and relax anyone that needs it.


"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the beautiful flowers that I've just found on our doorstep. Please pass on our thanks to all the team at Reach for everything they've done during the lockdown.  It's been a great comfort to know that Dominic is still in touch with you and that you're providing resources and support to help him (and us!) get through this difficult time."

Sue, Mum to Dominic

Emma with her sewing projectReach Newark Tutor Gemma talked to Emma and her Mum, Joy. Emma normally attends Gemma's sewing class and when we had to close, she was part way through a project to make a puff patchwork blanket.

"When I talked to Joy she told me how much Emma was missing this so I called our Centre Manager for advice – I knew this was important for Emma’s wellbeing and wanted to see if there was anything we could do. Within a matter of hours, one of my colleagues had collected Emma’s project and some supplies from Reach Newark and delivered them safely to Emma’s house. These are the sorts of activities we’ve been offering clients to provide some continuity so they know that Reach is still here for them. I’m looking forward to seeing Emma’s finished project."

- Gemma, Reach Newark Tutor

“I was amazed at the speed in which we received Emma’s sewing. You are all doing a great job, thank you, I don’t know what we would do without Reach”

- Joy, Mum to Emma

Chantelle Welsher
Client Services Transformation Manager 
Hello, I’m Chantelle. I’ve been Reach Newark Centre Manager since 2016 but my role has recently changed. Now I’m facilitating the changes that need to happen to make our services safe and accessible during the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring we are following the up to date Government guidelines. I am passionate about ensuring that each person is supported in a way that suits them and that we take time to listen and understand every individual’s needs and dreams.

Reach Beyond - Client Newsletters

Hello to you all! We are missing seeing your wonderful faces at Reach, but we are still here and finding ways to keep connected! We will be sending you some worksheets and activities you can do online. We hope these will help you to learn something new, keep up your creativity, fitness and provide some relaxation.