HIVE Directory: Activity Groups

Room One

Room One
Managed by autistic/neurodivergent people, for autistic/neurodivergent people in Portsmouth. We want to help you with information, signposting, referrals, socialising, and peer support. We are open Monday - Friday.

Where: Charles Dickens Community Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4DY

One-to-one sessions can be booked around the session times above where needed. We support people over the age of 18, no diagnosis is needed.

If you or someone you know would like to join a group or want to know more information, feel free to text, call or email us.


Rose Road Association

The Rose Road Association is a charity that provides direct care services including respite breaks, community outreach, holiday activities and advice for over 300 children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism.

We are based in Southampton in the UK, and also work across Hampshire and surrounding counties.

300 Aldemoor Road
United Kingdom
SO16 5NA
02380 721234

Saturday Sing in Southsea

£6 per session

A monthly Saturday Big Sing in Southsea open to all who want to sing!

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME: We are now meeting in the morning 11am-12.30pm

Please see the facebook page for further information.

Sewing/Sustainable Textiles

Slow-Sew: Every First and Third Wednesday in Southsea Library. We can teach how to repair clothes and other textiles, how to upcycle and adjust your textiles and how to do basic hand-sewing. We also have projects provided free of charge. Contact

Power-Sew: We have 10 sewing-machines, fabric and haberdashery. Learn to machine-sew whilst making one of the projects we offer, or bring your own project. Bring your own sewing-machine if you'd like a lesson on how it works.

Bring clothes you need to repair or adjust. We can inspire you on re-purposing and upcycling too. You'll need to book your place. Clothes-making lessons also available.
Opening hours: Usually the third Monday each month. Morning and Evening sessions. Booking ESSENTIAL
email to join the mailing-list.
Age: any age. Parents: stay with your child ( unless they are normally allowed out on their own 14+). We are DBS checked and trained.
NO charge but Optional: make a donation if you can.

Sewing: hand- and machine-sew
Age range, we also have children's kits available in our sessions. Under 13 must have an adult with them.

Social Strolling

This group offers short strolls to places of interest around Portsmouth for people living with dementia, recovering from stroke or brain injury, or with other vulnerabilities, along with their carers.

United Kingdom

Solent Anglo Italian society

The Solent Anglo Italian Society welcomes everyone who shares a passion for all things Italian. Friendly informal monthly meetings, guest speakers, cultural outings, social events, trips to Italy and local language courses to improve your language skills.

St. Cuthbert's Centre Activities for Adults

Please see our website for more information on activities and social groups

United Kingdom
07765 337820

Stand Up Portsmouth

A support group for families of children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) in Portsmouth

Trafalgar Place
United Kingdom

Tall Ships Youth Trust

The Tall Ships Youth Trust is a charity that offers young people, from all walks of life, unique physically and mentally challenging experiences at sea. The aim is to develop their long-term life skills including team working, confidence and problem solving skills. The charity also offers adventure voyages for adults which support their Youth Development Programme.

United Kingdom
02392 832055

The Growing Place at Treadgolds

COMMUNITY GARDEN - It has now become a seasonal hub for healthy living outdoor growing activities, and acknowledged to be one the most sympathetically restored spaces for growing edible produce, which is an assorted selection of raised beds and potting benches.

United Kingdom