Reach Opportunity Centre- Assessment and Admission procedure.


The Reach Opportunity Centre provides a unique approach to day care provision for adults
 (18-35years of age) with mild to moderate learning disabilities and autism. The centre’s aim is to enable young adults to reach their potential and to lead a fulfilling and as independent a life as possible, in line with their personal needs, wishes and goals.

The Reach Opportunity Centre is committed to operating a fair, transparent and professional assessment and admissions process, with all potential students considered on an equal basis. During assessments, the Reach Opportunity Centre respects each individual’s needs, wishes and goals and will make a decision based on 4 key facts:

  1. Availability at the Reach Opportunity Centre.

  2. The Reach Centre’s ability to meet the needs of the young adult.

  3. The individual’s best interests at the time of assessment.

  4. The hopes, wishes and future goals that have been expressed by the young adult.


Due to the size of the Reach Opportunity Centre, and to ensure the highest standard of provision, the Reach Centre has a maximum capacity of 12 students per day. This may be lowered on days where we have 1:1 students attending.

Please note (July 2018):  Due to the limited spaces at the Reach Centre, Some days are now running at Full capacity. Should one of the days you require not be available at the time of assessment, you would be offered either: an alternate day, or to be placed on our waiting list until a space becomes available.



Expression of interest via telephone/email or website:

01934 707 340/





Please arrange an initial visit to view the centre and meet the team.




You will be given a Reach ‘Student information pack’ which will need to be completed and returned to the Reach Centre before any further steps can take place. Any important information, such as care and support plans, will need to be included here.




Once the Reach Centre has received the completed pack, you will be able to book a free taster session/day – at this point a full assessment will be made by Reach Centre staff.

Please note: more than one taster session / day may be required to complete a full assessment.



Prospective student, parents/carers/ support to feedback to the Reach management via letter, phone or email.

Reach management team will discuss their observations and assessment.



Once the assessment has been completed:

If the young adult has expressed an interest to attend the Reach Opportunity Centre, and all observations and assessments indicate that the Reach Centre will be able to offer an effective and fulfilling support plan: The Reach management team will work with the individual and their support to look at available days and sessions, agree a daily planner and agree a start date.

Reach Opportunity Centre- Assessment and Admission procedure.

If the observations and assessments indicated that the Reach Opportunity Cente will not be able to offer
an effective and fulfilling placement, that is in line with the student’s care plan and the best interest of the individual:
The Reach Centre management team will endeavor to assist in signposting the individual and their support to a more appropriate service.

Initial visit



Initial Visit


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