REACH strives to ensure that everyone who is associated with us, develops a strong sense of connection, in which they feel safe and supported to create the opportunity for engagement and growth
Firstly, I would like to share a huge thank you to our outstanding team who have worked extremely hard to stand by our amazing young people, providing such tireless support & opportunities as part of our core offer. The strength & growth within the team has been once again so powerful.
We have another funding panel for our students coming up soon. This panel will meet to hear and read applications from our young people who are seeking extra help for an opportunity outside of REACH. Details of which are available from all REACH staff. We also have an additional week of Apple Cottage in March for daytime activities and overnight trips. We also have our extended resources to families which includes food hampers & personal care products along with some other bespoke support.
Youth Work Alliance - Presentation of Youth Work Course awards in Taunton on the 26th January. Well done to Paige, Millie and Heidi on passing their Level 2 & 3 Youth Work Courses
We are close to securing a piece of land for us to delivery play work within Somerset, however we are still seeking to secure an additional REACH base within the Mendip area. Any ideas are welcome for anything suitable.
Further work has been completed to source much of our foods and purchasing locally. This now includes Apple Juice from Tinkers Bubble, Cakes from Sophies Cakes in Martock plus Organic Yoghurts and Milk from Yeo Valley. We want to continue to grow our links in particular with young entrepreneurs who can trade local products to us. Please enquire directly with us to discuss any ideas.
As always, please feel free to get in contact with us anytime. We are always happy to host visits by our families, schools and colleagues across the sector. We also welcome anyone interested in a career in Youth Work to arrange to pop in for a coffee and chat. For our school colleagues, please continue to visit for the required quality assurance checks. More info can be found on the website.
Founder / Director & DSL
A few examples of the many adventures & opportunities that take place, every single day at REACH! Exploration, team-working, adventure, fun & peer support. All providing opportunities for young people to have their say, set their own challenges, build resilience from failure and be part of a vibrant community
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Heidi's sessions were nothing short of invaluable! She was always totally down with Z and checked with him if he was happy doing what they'd planned beforehand, if she could offer any specific input on our behalf or otherwise. Her work came at a time when we were worried about Z's interactions with anyone outside of the household and managed to put his mind at ease.