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Play Youth Community

The PYC Service sits within Portsmouth City Council’s Housing, Neighbourhood and Buildings Directorate. Our locality based provision is supported by additional council funding and grants which enable us to offer open access services to all City residents.

PYC manages four community centres; provides six staffed adventure playgrounds and four youth clubs across the city and runs three additional youth projects. We also administer the HAF programme on behalf of the Children’s, Families and Education Directorate.

Play and Youth spaces support from early childhood in to adulthood, providing safe recreational spaces which are also informal educational environments, where children and young people are supported with their mental health and wellbeing.

Our staff receive specialist training in safeguarding and restorative practice, and in supporting children, young people and their families.

We run workshops in areas that impact children and young people, such as domestic abuse; healthy relationships; knife crime and exploitation; and eating healthily; thereby contributing as an early intervention service, reducing anti-social behaviour, risk of harm and improving life chances.

The objective of the adventure playgrounds is to offer ‘freely chosen play’ in adherence to Article 31 of the UN convention on the rights of the child to engage in play and recreational activity and participate freely in cultural life.

Youth work offers young people safe spaces to explore their identity, experience decision-making, increase their confidence, develop inter-personal skills and think through the consequences of their actions. This leads to better informed choices, changes in activity and improved outcomes for young people.

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Portsmouth Music Hub

Portsmouth Music Hub aims to transform lives through music.

Marsden Road
United Kingdom
02392 375655

Seekers Create

Seekers Create offers a diverse range of services designed to engage and empower communities. From creative workshops and immersive walkshops to interactive trails and community murals, we collaborate with various community groups to ensure their voices are heard. We're committed to promoting inclusion and actively partner with local councils, charities, schools, universities, and businesses to facilitate creative consultation events.

United Kingdom

The Parenting Network

The Parenting Network is a non profit charitable organisation working to empower parents and build a supportive community of families who live within the city of Portsmouth.

We are a befriending service who actively listen to parents within our communities, providing advice, support and signposting towards more appropriate specialist services.

Our work with families is delivered through a series of engaging programmes that promote fun learning, strengthening family bonds and bringing people together whilst also tackling stigmas, gender stereotyping and social isolation.

Floor 3
Portsmouth Guildhall
United Kingdom
02393 870198