We have made the decision to temporarily close the cafe. We will continue to review this in line with Government guidance.  We will keep our customers and followers informed via our Reach Cafe Facebook page. If you have questions please e-mail cafe@reachuk.org.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please be assured that health and wellbeing of our service users, staff and volunteers is of paramount importance to us. Our Chief Executive and senior managers review government advice daily and are working in partnership with local and national agencies to plan how to support our service users and families safely.  As you will imagine, our service users rely on us in many ways and we must be mindful of the wider impact on individuals as we develop responses to this crisis.  Our Centre Managers enforce good hygiene practice at all our centres, observing government advice at all times.

Please contact our Head Office on 01636 819066 if you have urgent questions regarding our service provision. For more general information please visit the NHS About coronavirus (COVID-19) page.

A warm welcome awaits you at our Reach Cafe, Balderton at the Coronation Street Playing Fields where we are serving up delicious drinks and snacks. Whether you are looking for a comfortable, happy place to meet up with friends over good food, or shelter from the cold and enjoy a hot drink while walking your dog, there is something for everyone at the Reach Cafe. We also offer training to our clients to learn about the different tasks involved in running the cafe and host community events such as Oliver’s regular board game sessions.

Picture of man playing draughts and smilingOliver's Story

Oliver attends Reach Newark and Flower Pod. He’s very community-minded and over the years has got involved in lots of activities to support Reach. Our new Reach Cafe in Balderton got Oliver thinking. He came up with the idea of a regular board game afternoon. Oliver explains:

“I like to host the group because I get to see all my friends there and we chat with each other. Playing games brings everybody together. The Reach Cafe is a good place to host the board game session because you can have tea and cake. It’s open to anyone who wants to come.”

Christine, Oliver’s mum, explains how the board game group has increased his quality of life in the community:

“It’s so important for Oliver to have good access to local groups so he can mix with others, feel valued and know that he’s offering something to the community. It’s an activity he really looks forward to because it’s so sociable and fun.”

Picture of two people making cakesCHRISTINE DANIELS
REACH CAFE MANAGER

After many years working in the Food Manufacturing Industry and teaching Food Technology at University, I am very happy to have come to Reach as the Reach Cafe Manager.

The cafe is a delightful space nestled behind the Balderton Parish Council offices off Coronation Road and overlooks the attractive playing fields in front of the Poets Estate. The Reach Cafe has lots of potential to become a real hub of the community; from dog walkers to families visiting the park, from book clubs to board game afternoons, the cafe is a friendly, warm, fun place to meet. We welcome all!

I’m particularly looking forward to working with our clients to help them to build confidence, enjoyment and understanding of the running of a busy cafe. All exciting stuff! Watch this space...

Check out our Facebook page for more details and latest updates. Please pop by and give us a try!

Find us at: Reach Cafe, Coronation Street, Balderton, Newark NG24 3BD. Call us on 01636 702624.

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In the last week 100 Reach clients have received a personally delivered ‘hygiene pack’ with useful things like soap, sanitiser, handcream, tissues, and handwashing information. Delivering our packs also creates opportunity for a socially distanced chat and to check all is well. A grant of £10,000 from @NationalEmergenciesTrust has given us flexibility to develop timely creative responses like this. They’ve helped us to find new ways to keep people safe, well and connected since closing our centres in March. So we’re sending a big Reach thank you from Nottinghamshire to all who supported the #NETCoronavirusAppeal. ... See MoreSee Less

In the last week 100 Reach clients have received a personally delivered ‘hygiene pack’ with useful things like soap, sanitiser, handcream, tissues, and handwashing information.  Delivering our packs also creates opportunity for a socially distanced chat and to check all is well.  A grant of £10,000 from @NationalEmergenciesTrust has given us flexibility to develop timely creative responses like this.  They’ve helped us to find new ways to keep people safe, well and connected since closing our centres in March.  So we’re sending a big Reach thank you from Nottinghamshire to all who supported the #NETCoronavirusAppeal.

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Alasdair Sutherland was delighted to receive his pack this week and also his hanging basket which we have planted up together 😊

Amazing! X

Its Volunteers week and we want to thank our amazing volunteers! Volunteers are vital to the work we do at Reach. Did you know in normal times our 100+ volunteers support clients in classes, help at events, do DIY, gardening and even IT? Each one is valued and we love seeing some of them in our social Zoom sessions, others we look forward to seeing again once government guidelines allow. Thank you to all our volunteers!
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Its Volunteers week and we want to thank our amazing volunteers! Volunteers are vital to the work we do at Reach. Did you know in normal times our 100+ volunteers support clients in classes, help at events, do DIY, gardening and even IT? Each one is valued and we love seeing some of them in our social Zoom sessions, others we look forward to seeing again once government guidelines allow. Thank you to all our volunteers!
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NOT LONG LEFT TO ENTER, PLEASE SHARE! Entries to Reach’s first Pet and Wildlife Show closes midday this Friday. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. reachuk.org/fundraising/pet-show/ ... See MoreSee Less

NOT LONG LEFT TO ENTER, PLEASE SHARE! Entries to Reach’s first Pet and Wildlife Show closes midday this Friday. Rosettes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. https://reachuk.org/fundraising/pet-show/

Thank you so much to Yvette for this beautiful handmade thank you card we received. Lots of people have been busy using their creative talents while in lock down. Well done ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you so much to Yvette for this beautiful handmade thank you card we received. Lots of people have been busy using their creative talents while in lock down. Well done

Another creative way of keeping active during the lockdown. Here is Bex having a holiday from home, complete with beach and hand painted sea. Very creative! Feel free to share with us the things you have been up to. sarah.cobb@reachuk.org ... See MoreSee Less

Another creative way of keeping active during the lockdown. Here is Bex having a holiday from home, complete with beach and hand painted sea. Very creative! Feel free to share with us the things you have been up to. sarah.cobb@reachuk.org

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Tried mine out as well. Bit hot!!

I’m told Scarborough is very nice today but all the cafes are closed. Picnic made and enjoyed!

Enjoy your staycation, Bex 😊

Looks great fun 🎉

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