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The Sherwood Centre, Mansfield Woodhouse

The Sherwood Centre is an Autism Specific Hub operating an extended service Monday-Sunday between the hours of 8am – 10pm. The hub offers a wide range of structured activities specifically focusing on building practical skills for the workplace and independence. We also have a sensory element to the hub offering lots of sensory activities, through music and sensory exploring.

Our building is an easy to access building which has generously spacious rooms. We have a unique approach to supporting adults with autism and learning disabilities; the nature of our autism specific hub encourages the individual as much as choice and control over their support which is always approached in a person centred way. We are located on an industrial park in Mansfield Woodhouse which reflects the purpose of our work based activities and opportunities.

Our experienced staff will develop a bespoke programme of activities, tailored to individual needs and aspirations, within a structured and supportive environment.


The Sherwood Centre currently offers the following activities:

Activities Available:

Works Skills:
ICT/Computer skills
Support with Literacy and Numeracy
Promoting teamwork and team skills
Building confidence
Support into paid employment
Voluntary positions in the community

Furniture restoration and upcycling
Leather work
Arts and Crafts
Music sessions

Sensory Room

Life Skills:
Promoting Independence
Independent living skills
Cookery & Baking
Support into making informed choices

Health and Wellbeing:
Gym Sessions
Walking Groups

Community Based Activity:
Work experience opportunities
Farm visits
Museum visits

We are proactive in reducing restrictive practices and provide support that enables the individual to express themselves freely contributing to new ideas and choices for their time within the autism hub and their life journey ahead.

Within Autism East Midlands we have access to our very own clinical team who are on hand to offer support and guidance.

If you are interested in applying for a place, please download and complete the service ‘Application Form’ or get in touch by using the contact details below.


Contact details:

Manager: Joseph Brown

Address: The Sherwood Centre, Hallam Way, Old Mill Industrial Estate, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, NG19 9BG

Tel: 01623 541403

If you would like additional information about our Flexible Day Opportunities please email: enquiries@autismeastmidlands.org.uk