Welcome back after half term. 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.
I would like to welcome Kiaha and Henry who both join us at the start of this term as new Youth Workers. I know both are keen to complete their induction and get out there with students as soon as they can. I would also like to welcome Sophie into our admin & finance team, she will be a great addition to this hugely strong team. We are sadly saying goodbye to Callan who is off travelling later this term. We wish Callan the very best with this and would like to share our warmest thanks for all that he has given during his time at REACH. We hope he returns to us once he is back in the UK!
We have another funding panel for our students coming up at the end of November, 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 December 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.
Our chef Rhys and his friend recently climbed Snowdon. This picture was taken at the summit.
In recent trips, REACH students enjoyed productions of the Lion King in both Bristol and London.
We continue to seek a piece of land for us to delivery play work within Somerset, plus seek 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 discus 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.
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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.