HIVE Directory: Activities

Bivol Trust

The Bivol Trust provides skills development opportunities, social outlets and work experience to young people with severe disabilities aged 16 years upwards.

Music Group Two - Tuesdays 10 till 12pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Music Group One - Wednesdays 1 till 3pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Thursday Social Group - Thursdays, St Swithun's Church Hall - 6.30 to 8.30pm

The Bivol's Got Talent Music Group will remain on Zoom - every Tuesday. 6.30 to 8pm

Art Group Tuesday afternoons 1.00 to 3.00 at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Art Group Thursday 10.00 to 12.00 at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea.

Our chair, Debbie Edwards, is dealing with all new referrals - if you want to refer a new member to our groups, please contact her on 07963 407991 or email on

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


CHAOS - Choice Health Aspiration Opportunity Support

The CHAOS service provides services for young adults aged 13 - 75 with a learning disability or additional needs.

8 Leigh Road
United Kingdom
02392 472061

Creative Advances

Creative Advances provides services for adults and young people with a Learning Disability and/or Autism and associated conditions in the Portsmouth area.

North End
United Kingdom
02392 787845

Dynamite Portsmouth

What do we do?

Dynamite’s job is to make sure that young people with a disability or special educational need have a say in how services for young people are run.

There are lots of ways that we do this including:

Social evenings, where we talk about a different topic each time
Young Inspectors, where young people visit services, young people want to inspect and say what is good about a service, and how that service could be better.
Surveys, we use surveys to find out what young people in Portsmouth think
Meetings, we attend meetings with decision makers so that they can hear young people’s voices. We also have a monthly to discuss issues and plan the work which Dynamite does.

Is it suitable for anyone?

Anyone can join Dynamite if they are:

Aged 14 to 25
Have a disability or special educational need
Use services like schools, colleges, or doctors in Portsmouth

How do I get involved?

You can email, phone us or Facebook us and we will let you know about our next event, or we can arrange for you to come in and meet us. Our email and our phone number TEL: 02392 822026.

United Kingdom
02392 822026

Enable Ability - Wheelchair Basketball - PALS

We enable young people aged 6+ with physical/mild-moderate learning disabilities to be active, socialise and partake in some friendly competition.

079 3982 9021

Enham Trust

Enham Trust is a disability charity based in Hampshire that supports disabled people to live, work and enjoy life to the full, as independently as possible.

Throughout our 100 year history we have provided vital care and support to over 250,000 disabled individuals with wide ranging physical and learning disabilities.

We also support 16-19yr olds who are not in education or work to gain the vital skills needed to get on track and further their careers and lives through our Skills2Achive centres in Portsmouth, Southampton, Eastleigh and Basingstoke.

01264 345 800

FitzRoy - Love4Life

Love4Life is a friendship and dating network for people with learning disabilities and autism. We organise workshops and social events that help you make friends and build relationships in a relaxed atmosphere.

We provide life-changing opportunities for people with autism and learning disabilities to build lasting friendships and relationships.

From clubbing, karaoke and festivals to bowling, drama and sports, members can choose which events suit them, and there is always a good range of choice.

Membership costs £10 a month. For some events, such as meals out or the cinema, there will be an extra cost, however other events and all of our workshops are free.

01730 711111

Gig Buddies(Aldingbourne Trust)

The idea behind Gig Buddies is that we enable people with a learning disability and / or autism to enjoy everything great within their community.

To enable and support people to do this, we recruit volunteers from within the community who are then paired with individuals based on their likes and interests so they can attend events, socialise and enjoy a number of activities together.

By matching people with the same interests and passions this in turn develops into a genuine friendship and begins to diminish social isolation.

Each participant is matched with a volunteer and then plan to meet once a month to go to a gig, concert, theatre, football, cinema or a catch up in the local park or down the local pub. Group activities are planned monthly whereby everyone can get together and share their stories and make new friends.

By being paired with a gig buddy, not only are real friendships made but the experience increases self-confidence, teaches new skills, increases independent travel, expands social networks and enables people to have lots of fun.

1 Cornwall Road
United Kingdom
07475 812431

Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled

Horizon Angling Club for the Disabled is a Registered Charity that is involved in many aspects of fishing for the disabled angler and abled bodied angler alike, in addition the club is also involved in many aspects of Coarse fishing, Fly fishing and Sea angling. The club runs matches throughout the summer Months for top weight and best specimens in a friendly manner. We meet every Thursday between 16:30pm and 19:30pm (winter Months vary) at our modest club house, Unit 11/12 Bastion 3, Scott Road Hilsea, Portsmouth PO3 5JH. We have our own Private Lakes that hold a good head of large Carp, bream and Tench, The club holds exchange tickets with several local course fishing clubs. The club also organizes a “Try Fly Fishing” day as well as organizing sea angling from the local pier and from local wheelchair accessible charter boat at a reduced cost to our members Pop down and enjoy a chat or a drink everyone is welcome.

United Kingdom
02392 454739

MAKE in Fratton Aldingbourne Trust

Venue: MAKE is a community hub in Cornwall Road. Everyone is welcome. It's one of the Aldingbourne Trust’s innovative projects supporting adults with learning disabilities and / or autism to develop skills within a variety of areas to enable people to lead independent lives and gain employment within the community. We love working with other organisations in the neighbourhood.

Opening Hours: Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, 9.30am - 4.30pm

A great space welcoming everyone. We run Events throughout the year. Please check our Facebook page for more information.

Our friendly team welcome you and invite you to pop in for a cuppa and slice of our delicious cake or stay a little longer and enjoy a home cooked lunch or our famous pies! We do have a small children’s area for your little ones to play in whilst you relax with your friends. For special occasions, please get in touch with us as we can help with Afternoon Tea for a large group of friends and we can host Children's Parties.

Large Charity Shop: We sell a range of great second hand items at really good prices. Children's and Adult clothing, homeware, books, toys and loads more.

Workshops: We have regular weekly workshops for children. If you are looking for a location to hire out to run your own workshop, please get in touch. Check out our events on our Facebook page.

Third Party Reporting Centre

United Kingdom
02392 822026