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Portsmouth Youth Project – Enable Ability (ages 18-25)

Brief description of what services your organisation offers

Portsmouth Youth Project provides a range of activities for young people aged 18 – 25 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 independence, through our supported volunteering and work experience programme. 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 the service is provided?

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 weekend programme of events, which can include: bowling, cinema, meals out, archery, Laser Quest, Flip Out and some day trips out. As well as supported volunteering and work experience.


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 (or educated within a Portsmouth college) aged between 18 – 25 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?

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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