We are very happy to announce that, all being well, we will be welcoming back our Service Users to the Centre on Tuesday 6th April 2021.
We will still be operating at a limited capacity and following social distancing guidance.
The nursery will also be open from 9.30am-3.15pm and from Saturday 10th April we will be open every Saturday until the end of June from 10am-3pm.
Please note that as a mark of respect on Saturday 17th April 2021 the centre will close at 2.00pm for the Funeral of HRH Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh.
To protect our customers, staff and Service Users at this time will monitor the number of customers who come into the nursery at any one time and ask that you wear a face mask unless you are medically exempt. Please use your own discretion at all times.
If you have downloaded the NHS Test and Trace app you will be able to check-in upon entry to the nursery using our QR code.
We will provide hand sanitiser and disinfectant spray to clean trolley handles upon entry to the nursery and ask customers to keep their distance - 2 metres.
We are unable to provide masks and gloves to customers.
Please note we are not currently set-up to take card payments so only accept cash and cheques.
We will have a selection of summer bedding plants, please see the price list on our Opening Times page.
We look forward to seeing you!
The New Blendworth Centre is a day provision for post 19 year old people with varying degrees of learning difficulties/disabilities. The Centre offers its Service Users a work orientated placement in a semi-sheltered environment, situated in the village of Horndean in Hampshire. The Centre aims to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence. Referrals for placement at the Centre can be made through either your local social services office or by contacting the Centre direct.
Within the Centre grounds there is a small nursery outlet with many poly tunnels and potting sheds which facilitates the service users activities. From seed sowing, plant cuttings, potting on, cleaning stock and generally keeping the nursery and its display areas clean and tidy, makes for a busy day at the Centre. The end product of these on-site activities can be purchased by the general public in our nursery shop.
An organisation called the Bedhampton volunteers contract us to plant up their wraparound lamppost tubs for their summer display within the village of Bedhampton they have used our services for many years.
Out-reach contractual work ranging from small gardens to larger grounds maintenance is carried out by a small team under the supervision of a member of staff.
We take pride in the fact that we are very involved in the local community; we undertake litter pick-ups for Horndean Parish Council and Clanfield Parish Council. We also deliver leaflets in these areas when we are required to do so.
The Centre offers the opportunity for its service users to join together in recreational activities during the week. Basic adult education is delivered at the Centre in a small classroom setting for Service Users who wish to continue to develop their numeracy and literary skills.
A new craft area has proven to be very popular offering Service Users the opportunity to experience working with different art and craft mediums.
Our service users feel passionately about their Centre and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm each individual exhibits through-out any one day and their continuing contribution to the running and the maintenance of this service facility.
Registered Charity No: 1152182 Company No: 6601869