Action Hampshire

It’s over 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.

Some of our services are free of charge but we also have a paid-for membership service which gives access to more of our support. For more details, please see our website or get in touch: https://actionhampshire.org.uk/get-support/ and https://actionhampshire.org.uk/get-involved/member-network/

The IncuHive Space
Hursley Park Road
United Kingdom
SO21 2JN
01962 854971

Adult Learning Disability Services

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
023 9284 1762

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 dynamite@aldingbourne.org and our phone number TEL: 02392 822026.

United Kingdom
02392 822026

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
023 9267 1846

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

Lily and Lime

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

Lipspeaker UK

Lipspeaker.co.uk is a unique language services company run by qualified and experienced lipspeakers in the Portsmouth area. We provide 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 local, national & international work. Offer deaf awareness training and Access to Work support. Bookable by text, email, an on-line booking form and video via our website.

02392 988845

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