Covid-19  update 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.

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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2 days ago

Flower Pod Southwell

Happy Apple Day to all!

Here in the birthplace of Bramley’s Seedling we’ve had a bumper crop to press! Sad not to see communities coming together this year to celebrate all things appley, but we’ve still given it a good go. Socially distanced scratting, clients watching via Zoom and dozens of fruit still in storage! 🍎
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A few new volunteers signed up this morning - got stuck in cutting the grasses back. Maybe a bit too enthusiastic... ... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

I've noticed them eyeing up the tasty flowerpod treats for a while!

What fence?!? 😂

Never a dull (or bull?) moment at Flower Pod!

We’re socially distancing, being safe but still having loads of Flower Pod fun. Great to see familiar, smiling faces back in the garden!#NeverMoreNeeded ... See MoreSee Less

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They all look so happy. Lovely to see 😍 xx

Great to see everyone having some much fun 🤩

They all having fun xx

Great to see everyone back

Brilliant xx

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It’s getting chilly but we’re still selling beautiful bouquets. And these lovely customers came all the way from Fife - we’d like to think just to get some of our lovely autumnal blooms! COVID safe pickup is possible. Just give us a call. ... See MoreSee Less

It’s getting chilly but we’re still selling beautiful bouquets. And these lovely customers came all the way from Fife - we’d like to think just to get some of our lovely autumnal blooms! COVID safe pickup is possible. Just give us a call.

JUST OVER 1 WEEK TO GO to the Quirky Quiz! 23rd October, 7pm. We hope you will join us for an evening full of fun and laughter, while raising money for Flower Pod and Reach. See event for details on how to enter. Please share ... See MoreSee Less

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