Who we are, what we do & whom we seek to help

Enable Ability is established as an independent charity for the care, welfare and advancement of disabled people living in Portsmouth and the surrounding area.  We work in partnership with disabled children and adults, their families and carers, to provide a range of high quality, professional and confidential services.

The charity provides 11 specific services comprising:

  1. Issue-based advocacy – including transitional support for teenagers in specialist and mainstream school settings
  2. Adult befriending – including targeted work with disabled young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  3. Child Befriending is a service for children with a moderate to severe disability
  4. Holiday playscheme provision for children aged 5 to 18 years together with the employment of appropriately trained staff at 9 mainstream settings across the city
  5. Partnership in Active Leisure Service (PALS) – offering a range of leisure and sporting activities to physically disabled children & young people
  6. A Saturday Club for children aged 5 to 16 years
  7. Sitting Service
  8. Teenage Project Hampshire
  9. Teenage Project Portsmouth
  10. Umbrella body status for organisations wishing to process Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure applications
  11. Wheelchair-accessible minibus hire to local community organisations.

Mission statement

‘We are established as an independent charity for care, welfare and advancement of disabled people in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. We work in partnership with disabled children and adults, their families and carers, to provide a range of high quality, professional and confidential services’.