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portsmouth youth project

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Portsmouth Youth Project is run for young people aged between 18-25 years, living in Portsmouth with a mild to moderate learning or physical disability, or special educational need.

The Project aims to provide young people with the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned recreational, social and leisure activities as part of a 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, communications and multi-tasking skills.

Portsmouth Youth Project staff are trained 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. We also arrange a variety of day trips outside of the local area to museums, theatres or theme parks.  A mini bus service is also provided to accommodate for long distance trips.  However most of our sessions will usually take place in Portsmouth, at the weekend and if you are unable to find transport to and from the activities then speak to a member of staff as we may be able to help in exceptional circumstances.

We also run a holiday programme, Portsmouth Youth Scheme, which runs 10am to 4pm daily at a local Activity Centre during the academic break periods.

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. 

As an extension to the project; Portsmouth Youth Project Enterprises (PYPE) offers a variety of supported volunteering and work experience activities designed to increase each young person’s employability skills. We also offer workshops on CV and interview skills working in partnership with local organisations and providers.

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

If you are interested in your young person being involved with Portsmouth Youth Project, please contact the Project Leader by calling during office hours on 023 9267 1846 or sending an email to

Contact details:

Chelsey Langdown, Project Leader,
Portsmouth Youth Project
Enable Ability
311-313, Copnor Road,

Telephone - office: 023 9267 1846
Mobile: 07519 924247

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