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Reach Out Summer Workshop – Woodworking and Carpentry – 27 August

Friday 27 August 2021 | 10am-3pm

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Coronavirus status: OPEN


Friday 27 August 2021 | 10am-3pm

Reach Out is a series of creative workshops for children and young people with additional needs who cannot access mainstream activities. Workshops are exclusively for Hampshire young people who have a Gateway Card. All existing previous Gateway Card holders need to have applied for a new one in order to come to these sessions. If you’d like to apply for a new Gateway card please click here to find out more about how to apply.

This listing is for a full day Summer Reach Out workshop. Participants may stay all day. Alternatively you may select either the morning session (10am-12noon) or afternoon session (1pm-3pm). Participants will be limited to just 6 people per session. The workshop will be led by Maxwell Hyde.

Workshop Details:

Woodworking and Carpentry with Maxwell Hyde

Learn the tricks of the trade with carpenter Maxwell Hyde. Work on your very own wooden project to take away with you.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nathan Chapman
Contact Position
Administration & Operations Manager
023 9247 2491
Booking link

Additional Details:

Due to the recent pandemic, we’ve had to make some changes to the Reach Out workshops. Participant numbers will be limited to 6 per session and will be sold first come first served. Participants have the option to stay all day, bringing a packed lunch. Making Space staff will be available to supervise lunches and, if open, may take the group to The Hub Community Cafe. We have created an Updated & Summarised Risk Assessment and will have Covid -secure procedures in place. This information will be sent out to all those booking on in addition to a updated social story which will document the visual and practical changes around the building to ease anxiety of those attending for the first time in months.

*These sessions are designed for the young person to attend on their own, giving the parent a short break. Parents are welcome to stay if they child prefers it, tea and coffee facilities are normally available for free in the corridor however due to Covid-19 any remaining safe parents are advised to bring their own drinks from home. The parents are not intended to come in and do the workshop as well.

*The cost for the full day is £24. This includes all materials.

*The cost for young people for a 2hr Session is £12. This includes all materials. A limited number of cameras is available to borrow if required and requested in advance.

*There are 6 places per workshop only so please book early to avoid disappointment. places will be sold on a first come first served basis, with payment securing your place.

To book please click on the Add To Basket button above. We will then contact you to collect extra information. Alternatively please call / email Making Space on 023 9247 2491 / If you are a newcomer, a project partner, Jo Halsall will be in touch to discuss your child’s needs.

Where to go

Making Space
2, Bishopstoke Road
Leigh Park

We are a single story secure building with accessible parking bays front and back and accessible toilets on site.

Secure environment, Wheelchair access, Level access, Accessible toilets, Disabled parking

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Friday 27 August 2021 | 10am-3pm
Time of day
Session Information
Participants may stay all day. Alternatively you may select either the morning or afternoon session.

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£12 per session
£24 per day
Participants may stay all day. Alternatively you may select either the morning or afternoon session.


Referral required
Referral Details

n/a no referral needed... open to anyone with a valid Gateway Card.

Other notes


Please note, as Making Space is a charity we require a minimum number of participants to make a course viable to run. In the run up to the workshop, Making Space will be in touch if numbers are too low to go ahead.

As spaces are limited, we do require advance bookings. Once payment has been made, you are guaranteed a place.

To book your place today, book online. All customers who wish to book and pay online should read our Booking Guidelines before proceeding (see below)

If not booking online we accept cheques (made payable to Making Space), cash (if booking in person) or card payments over the phone. Please email us at / phone 02392 472491.

We do have a small amount of hardship money available per session to assist those families who are in receipt of income support or are a low income family. Evidence will need to be shown to receive some money of the course fee. Please call and speak to a member of the team for more details.

Local Offer

Local Offer

Reach Out is funded by Short Breaks 

Reach Out workshops
What does your service do?

Offer high-quality creative activities for children and young people with additional needs. This enables them to learn new skills, make friends, express themselves creatively and give the parents a short break.

Who does your service provide for?

Reach Out is for children and young people with additional needs and a gateway card.

How can I start using the service?

To start attending Reach Out just book a place on the Making Space website, if you are new one of the team will be in touch to get some details about your child needs. 

Where is it located and what areas does it cover?

Making Space is based in Leigh Park, Havant but gateway card holders are welcome from all over Hampshire.

How are decisions made about who can use your service?

As long as you have a valid Gateway card you can attend our Reach Out Sessions.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?

Feedback is collected at the end of every session and we often ask the question ‘what would you like to do next’. These answers inform future programming choices. 

Our regulars are added to a mailing list so they know what sessions are coming up and we promote Reach Out on FISH, on our website and through Social Media.

Is your service fully accessible?


What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?

Our staff, support workers and assistants have had Disability and Autism Awareness Training. Staff have also undertaken general child safeguarding training. 

How will I know my child is safe?

Our small size classes allow for nearly 121 care, we have a lot of adult supervision in every session. We are a very relaxed organisation and children can take breaks as / when they need them. Risk assessments are done for every session and H&S issues will be discussed at the start of every session. The venue is all one level and very secure / small. Your child's well being and enjoyment are our top priority.

Which of the following applies to your setting?
Secure environment
Disabled parking
Accessible toilets
Wheelchair access
Does your service include children and young people with:
Who can I contact for further information?

More information can be found on the Making Space website or you can contact us on 023 9247 2491 or

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