In July 2019 Landport Community Centre Association (LCCA) signed an agreement with Enable Ability to manage Landport Community Centre on its behalf.
Enable Ability is committed to delivering local services in line with the mission of LCCA for the people of Portsmouth, in particular those living within the Charles Dickens Ward of the city, and to provide solutions to help address social isolation in the area.
The location is designed for people with disabilities including wheelchair-accessible toilet facilities and welcomes Guide Dogs and their owners.
Landport Community Centre currently provides the following services:
|offering good value food and drink with a great social drop-in environment.|
|bring in your old IT equipment for repair or recycling or purchase one our great value re-engineered units. This service is run by Inter Activ.|
|funded by the Good Things Foundation and delivered by the experienced Rachel Hannon|
|we have three large rooms that can host various private and community events.|
|we can help you make your event be a great success with catering and other services.|
|a schedule of innovative local gatherings.|
Enable Ability has a team of staff to help run the centre and to handle any enquiries you may have.....meet the team here.
Within the centre there are some other services provided by external agencies:
- A Dance Academy - Giselle Academy of Dance and Theatre Arts have been offering fun dance classes, drama lessons as well as singing and music lessons in Portsmouth since 1989.
- The Potters House Christian Fellowship Church in Portsmouth holds two services every Sunday at Landport Community Centre in the Main Hall.
Access by road:
Landport Community Centre is accessible via the following bus routes: 1, 1A, 13, 14, 21 & 40.
We have a rack where you can secure your bicycles.
There is on-street parking nearby for up to one hour including bays for people with disabilities. Alternatively the nearest car park is NCP Crasswell Street.
Smoking and Vaping Policy:
Landport Community Centre is a smoke-free area which means that smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere inside the building, nor in the Cafe courtyard area, or in the covered entrance area. There is a designated smoking area to the right of the building near the gate but this is not a covered area.
In 2019 Enable Ability created a Social Enterprise called Inter Activ (click the image above to navigate to the Inter Activ page).
Its mission is to help young people with physical and/or learning difficulties to find meaningful employment by providing structured work experience augmented by college studies and accreditation in subjects such as food hygiene, first aid etc. It is collaborating with Portsmouth City Council, Portsmouth College, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Job Centre Plus to build the enterprise with a growing number of delivery partners to deliver the work experience.
Inter Activ uses Landport Community Centre as a base for providing some its work experience programmes and operates the Repair Shop and provides support to the Café services.