Hampshire Youth Project (HYP) is run by Enable Ability and funded by various grant funders for young people aged 16-25 years living in South East Hampshire; areas include: Emsworth, Havant, Hayling Island, Waterlooville, Fareham, Gosport, Eastleigh, Petersfield and surrounding districts. We ONLY accept young people living in Portsmouth if they attend a Hampshire school or college. The project aims to provide young people with physical and/or mild-moderate learning disability, or additional need, with the opportunity to engage in a variety of planned recreational, social and sporting activities as part of a group setting. This enables young people to interact and socialise with other peers on a regular basis. Activities are designed to improve pivotal life skills for all young people; including building their confidence & self-esteem, independence, communications and multitasking skills, to name a few. Hampshire Youth Project staff are trained and qualified to support young people and accommodate their needs during each activity, regardless of their level of ability, physical or otherwise. Activities for the project include social clubs, going out for meals, going to the cinema, ten pin bowling, art and crafts activities, baking/cooking, sports and general socialising, as well as supported volunteering and work experience. We also arrange a variety of day trips outside of the local area for any museums, theatres or theme parks. Once a referral to our Project has been made - this can be by a parent, the young person themselves or a professional - we arrange a Home Visit to meet the family and have a chat about our Project and what we can offer. A mini bus service is also provided to accommodate for long distance trips. All activities for the project do take place on weekends, usually on Saturdays with the occasional Sunday and weekday evening.
There is no obligation to attend all activities; parents and carers are free to register their son/daughter for as many activities as they please.
Contact details: James Donougher - Project Leader. Hampshire Youth Project, Enable Ability, 311-313 Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EG. Email: email@example.com Telephone - office: 023 9267 1874 Mobile: 07857 328390 Twitter: https://twitter.com/hampshiretp Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hampshireyp