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Providing specific person-centred occupational training and skill development to cover employability, personal growth and entrepreneurship skills.

What do we do?

The Purpose

Reach Social Foundation raises funds to deliver training and skills development opportunities for

young adults (above the age of 18 years) with learning disabilities. The organisation provides in-
person occupational training to cover employability, personal development, and entrepreneurship skills including but not limited to self-awareness, financial management, arts, recycling and upcycling, planning and implementing projects, printing, engraving, gardening, and baking. The training sessions run 6 days a week with flexible hours on weekdays (between 9am and 9pm) and (11am to 4pm) on Saturdays.

The sessions offered are for 6-hour blocks except for Saturdays, this will be a 5-hour block.
Reach Social Foundation works closely with the local authority, support networks, healthcare services and family members to identify beneficiaries which can be referred by their local authority, support services, or family members.

We also partner with retail outlets, small businesses, and social enterprises across Southampton to offer paid employment and/or voluntary experience to people with learning
disabilities to further develop their skills.


We strive to change the perception and culture associated with individuals

who have challenges with lived experiences of a learning disability

The Benefit

Learning disabilities could be a lifelong challenge that may affect the ability to learn new skills and carry out daily activities. Generally, learning disabilities affect the lives of young people and their engagement in occupations and activities that are important to them.

For children and young people with learning disabilities, imagining a future or dream career is not as easy because “the assumption is that they will not "be" anything.”

We're on a mission to change that.

Our solution to this barrier is to deliver training for young people with learning disabilities to gain skills for the workplace as well as offer opportunities that will enable them to gain paid employment or volunteer roles in the community.  This will be done using a reliance support method which offers more independence and is a good confidence builder, as apposed to a dependency support.

This increases the potential of young people with learning disabilities and their social value to
contribute to their communities with greater value and worth.


Meet The Trustees!

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Tracy Olin


Georgia Clark

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Neil Gedge


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Tony Croft

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Nikki Tavander

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Steve Badger



Hannah Jones


Sarah Jones


Tracy Gedge



Richard Kelly

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Joyce Higgins

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Become part of something special

If you would like to find out more about any roles we have available, just send us an email and we will be in touch to arrange an informal chat to progress your interest.

                Current opportunities

  • Trustee

  • Activities and wellbeing support

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