Each of our centre teams is headed by an experienced Centre Manager passionate about enabling people to achieve their goals and aspirations. Centre Managers are supported by a team of dedicated tutors, project co-ordinators and assistants from diverse backgrounds including education, health and social care, business and beyond! Centre teams also benefit from the help of local volunteers who share their time and skills for free and add value to our clients’ experiences and learning. For current vacancies see here and volunteering opportunities see here.
Our Reach Learning Disability Care CIC is headed by our Registered Care Manager supported by a wonderful management and delivery team. In 2018 Reach Care was rated as Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission – a reflection of the team’s commitment to high quality one-to-one care support. Please see Reach Care page to find out more.
Our new Reach Cafe is staffed by an equally dedicated team. Find out more about them here.
Our Head Office team includes a hard-working bunch of people committed to good governance, financial control and innovative fundraising. We’ll update this page in due course but if you’d like to know more about our team please get in touch.
I became Chief Executive of Reach in 2007 (Southwell Care Project as was). Prior to this, I ran my own financial services business for 20 years and was prime carer for Richard, my brother who had Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. I am passionate about supporting people to have choice in their lives. I truly believe that with our fantastic staff, volunteer and trustee team we can reach new standards of delivery and support for adults with learning disabilities.
David Thompson FCA
Founding member of Southwell Care Project Board of Trustees. David has a son with learning disabilities. Board level financial and project management experience for blue-chip companies. Former Deputy Chief Executive and Finance Director of The Boots Co plc and Non-executive Director of Cadbury Schweppes plc. Former Chairman of Nottingham Building Society. Formerly Chairman of the Nottingham Healthy Living Centre.
Deputy Chair of Trustees.
Retired local businessman. Member of Southwell Lions. Verger at Southwell Minster.
Member of the Nottinghamshire’s Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board, Expert by Experience working with CQC inspectors. Former Health and Social Care Assessor with Tempest Management Training. Father of a son with complex needs.
Bob is a chartered accountant. Now retired, he spent most of his career with three UK public companies in senior roles in finance, business development and general management. He is the father of a daughter who had profound and multiple disabilities.
Independent corporate business consultant and trainer with over 10 years’ experience of supporting multi-national companies and statutory bodies to improve capabilities and capacity.
Former Radiographer. Mother of a son with learning disabilities.
Former Operations and Marketing Executive of the Boots Co plc. Father of a daughter with learning disabilities
Former Head of Humanities and Religious Education Teacher at the Magnus School.
Founder member of the Westgate Group. 20 year foster carer, former chair roles at local school and Family Care adoption panel. Parent of three sons, one with a physical disability, adoptive parent to two disabled daughters and "mum" to Selma, who also has disabilities.
Formerly Complaints Manager, Training Officer and Social Worker for Nottinghamshire County Council. Currently Chair of the Westgate group for people with disabilities and their families.
Dr Bradley Poulson
Semi-retired Management Consultant, Academic, and Non-Executive Director. Extensive experience gained working for three of the world’s leading IT Services Corporations; and has held CIO and Executive positions within well-known high street Retail, Financial Services, and Public Sector organisations.
Please see under our Services tab for information about our Reach Southwell, Reach Newark, Reach Mansfield and Flower Pod centres, as well as the Reach Cafe in Balderton.
Volunteers are very important to us. They come from all walks of life and make a real difference to our clients’ lives. Click here to find out about volunteering at Reach.
Find out about a volunteer’s experience here.