Who are we?

Hampshire Youth Project is run by Enable Ability and is for young people aged 16-25 years living in South East Hampshire.  We only accept young people living in Portsmouth if they attend a Hampshire school or college.

The Project aims to provide young people with a mild to moderate learning or physical disability, or an additional need, with the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned  activities as part of a supportive group setting.  This enables young people to interact and socialise with other peers on a regular basis. Activities are designed to improve pivotal life skills for all young people; including building their confidence & self-esteem, independence, communication and multitasking skills, to name a few.

Hampshire Youth Project staff are trained and qualified to support young people and accommodate their needs during each activity, regardless of their level of ability, physical or otherwise.  Activities for the project include social clubs, going out for meals, going to the cinema, ten pin bowling, art and crafts activities, baking/cooking, sports and general socialising, plus trips further afield. We also offer a programme of supported volunteering and work experience within SE Hampshire and the surrounding area.

Once a referral to our Project has been made – this can be by a parent, the young person themselves or a professional – we arrange a Home Visit to meet the family and have a chat about our Project and what we can offer.  A minibus service is also provided to accommodate for long distance trips.

All activities for the project usually take place at the weekend, usually on a Saturday with the occasional Sunday and weekday.

There is no obligation to attend all activities; parents and carers are free to register their son/daughter for as many activities as they please

Who to contact?

If you are interested in your young person being involved with Hampshire Teenage Project, please contact the Project Leader: James Donougher: Hampshire Youth Project, Enable Ability, 311-313 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EG

Email: hampshiretp@enableability.org.uk

Telephone – office: 02392 671874

Mobile: 07857 328390

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hampshireyp/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hampshireyouthp

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