Action Hampshire

It’s 70 years since Action Hampshire was set up and it’s been supporting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to deliver great services to local people and communities ever since; speaking up for the changes they would like to see; and shaping the future of where they live and work.
We support groups and individuals.
We now have a paid membership for more information click on the link:

Staple Gardens
United Kingdom
SO23 8SR
01962 854971

Adult Learning Disability Services

COVID-19 Advice: Please ring the number for support.

The Adult Learning Disability Team supports people who have a learning disability with all aspects of their daily lives.

2nd Floor Mountbatten Gallery
Civic Offices, Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
0300 123 4019

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

Community Connectors

Community Connectors provide short term support (usually about 6-8 weeks) to help individuals take the first steps towards getting out and about in their community.

Civic Offices
Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
02392 841762

Dynamite Portsmouth

Running a COVID-19 Service including Telephone / Helpline Support, Walking Groups, Online and ZOOM as well as Video Calling

Dynamite believe that it is important that young people with a disability (including a special educational need) have their voices heard. They believe that services for young people are better when they listen to young people’s opinions and experiences.

Lower Ground Floor, Central Library
United Kingdom
07905 682886

Enable Ability - Adult Services

Enable Ability is established as an independent charity for the care, welfare and advancement of people with disabilities living in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. We work in partnership with disabled children and adults, their families and carers to provide a range of high quality, professional and confidential services.

As a charity that provides services to people with disabilities, we aim to be as inclusive as we can and actively represent the Voluntary and Community Sector through membership to the multi-agency SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) Board set up by the Local Authorities to establish and implement a ’removing Barriers to Inclusion Plan’ for the locality a large part which relates to the development of inclusive and integrated services.

311-313 Copnor Road
United Kingdom
02392 671846

Fratton Big Local

Fratton Big Local is a Big Lottery funded 10-year project which aims to make lasting improvements to Fratton. It is run by a Partnership of local residents, who make decisions about how to spend the funding.

Our Local plan is set in the context of National Big Local Outcomes: Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them. People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future. The community make a difference to the needs it prioritizes. People will feel that their area is an even better place to live in


Minstead Trust runs the Lily&Lime café in Portsmouth Central Library as a training enterprise for people with learning disabilities.

The Trust began operating the café under the Lily&Lime name in September 2021. Lily & Lime also provides event catering. Dozens of people with learning disabilities work in the café to learn skills that help them work towards paid employment.

Based on the third floor of Portsmouth Central Library, the café provides tasty and affordable food and drink, produced either in-house within our training kitchen or by local businesses.

Guildhall Walk
United Kingdom
023 9268 8247

Lip Reading Classes

COVID-19 Update: Closed during Lockdown. Once Lockdown is over, contact organisation to see when activities will start again. Adhering to strict Government COVID-19 Advice.

Lipreading classes every Thursday, from beginner level upwards.

United Kingdom
02392 295811

Lipspeaker UK

Lipspeaker.co.uk is a unique lipspeaker booking company run by qualified and experienced lipspeakers. British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreters, Lipspeakers, Speech-to-Text Reporters (STTR) Notetakers, Interpreters for DeafBlind people and Deaf Relay interpreters are also provided. They cover national and international work. Offer deaf awareness training and Access to Work support. Bookable by text, email and an on-line booking form.

02392 988845