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Portsmouth Teenage Project – Enable Ability (ages 14-18)

Brief description of what services your organisation offers

Portsmouth Teenage Project provides a range of Short Breaks activities for young people aged 14 – 18 years with a range of mild to moderate learning or physical disabilities, or a special educational need. This gives them the chance to spend some quality time away from their parents or carers, meet new people, make new friendships and socialise in small groups. They learn new skills and work on improving their socialisation. It also gives their parents/carers a valuable break away from their caring responsibilities and the chance to spend time with other family members.

Where does the service take place?

We take young people from all areas of Portsmouth, accessing various activities around the city. Transport can be provided if necessary, for which a charge is made.

What the organisation provides – types of interventions and support:

We provide a weekly activity normally on a Friday evening or during the day on the weekend. Once a month we run a “Lego” Club together with PASN (Portsmouth Autism Support Network) at Landport Community Centre on a Friday night, other activities include; bowling, cinema, meals out, archery, Laser Quest, Flip Out and some day trips out.


We charge towards the costs of the activities and for transport if required

Who can access your service?

Young people with a mild to moderate learning or physical disability, or special educational need from across the Portsmouth area aged between 14 – 18 years. Our service can be accessed directly by self-referral by the parent, young person, carer or by a professional.

What do you expect young people to gain from using your service?

The service promotes improved outcomes for health, safety and wellbeing of children and young people with disabilities by ensuring that they can fully participate in social and leisure activities. To help improve their self-esteem, confidence, life skills, independence and social skills through the activities that we provide.

How can this service be accessed and who to contact for further information?

For more information please contact the Project Leader on:

Tel:  023 9267 1846



How and who to make a complaint to?

Any concerns contact Richard Soutar (Enable Ability Manager)

Email address:

Tel: 023 9267 1846


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