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A World With Friends (Formerly Friend Finder Official)

Friend Finder Official helps children who miss a lot of time at school due to chronic illness and disability come together to make friends.

Guidhall Square
United Kingdom
07545 664784

Adult SEN/D Drama Workshops

An update from New Theatre Royal on COVID-19

New Theatre Royal has been in the heart of Portsmouth for over 160 years, proudly serving the people of the city and our surrounding communities. Now our much-loved venue is temporarily closed as we play our part in preventing the spread of Coronavirus.

Here at Uncommon Sense Theatre, we have been co-leading Drama workshops for adults with additional needs, such as neurodiversity and sensory impairments.

United Kingdom
02392 649000

Age UK Portsmouth Joining Forces Portsmouth

Service still open however running via telephone only

Joining Forces Portsmouth provides free befriending support and a range of social activities for lonely or isolated military veterans and their dependants in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Our aim is to help older veterans stay independent and have greater confidence by providing friendly social contact, support and companionship.

16–18 Kingston Road
United Kingdom
02392 883506

Anglo Italian Social Group

Please note our published programme of meetings and events is currently suspended for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19

Welcome to our Solent Anglo Italian Society (SAIS) website. There’s no need to speak Italian to enjoy our Society but if you want to there is also plenty of opportunity to do that as well, including free conversation groups or contacts for arranging Italian classes.

Friendship Centre
United Kingdom
02392 297177

Autism Hampshire

COVID-19 Update: Open as normal. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Autism Hampshire offers direct services to over 100 children and adults on the autistic spectrum as well as providing outreach support to many more.

Frank Sorrell CentrePrince Albert Road
United Kingdom
02392 814723

Baffins, Alderman Lacey library

Baffins Alderman Library is currently CLOSED

Libraries - coronavirus update
We advise residents that the only services currently open are:
• Central library
• Cosham library
• North End library
• Southsea library
• Mobile library
These branches currently operate under revised opening times:
Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday – Closed
Sunday – Closed
All our other services will remain closed until further notice.

The library runs a number of activities as well as loaning books, CD's, DVD's and online magazine subscriptions.

Tangier Road
United Kingdom
02392 823991

Bangladesh Welfare Association

COVID-19 Update: Open as normal. Please contact for specific COVID-19 measures in place.

Social Welfare needs & community development for the Bangladeshi Community in Portsmouth

Unit 1 - 3, 75 Bradford Road
United Kingdom
02392 295448

Beating the Blues

Currently doing meetings via Facebook and occasional social distancing events. Please click link to Facebook for latest information.

Chase those blues away with a good old sing!
If you get a bit down sometimes, feel isolated or want to improve your health, come along and join in the singing. No previous experience necessary!
Group consists of people of all ages and we get anything from 10-30 people each week.

Bransbury Park
United Kingdom
02392 811802

Bethany Care Coffee Morning

COVID-19 Update: Reduced service being run via ZOOM.

Weekly coffee morning and monthly lunch.

Havant Road
United Kingdom
02392 324688

Bivol Trust


We have had to make the decision to suspend all groups for the time being to avoid the risk of spreading infection, especially considering the vulnerability of the young people who use our services. This decision will be reviewed in the light of national and local developments with the virus.

The Bivol Trust provides skills development opportunities, social outlets and work experience to young people with severe disabilities aged 12 years to 40 years.

07939 361532