Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Diverse Abilities

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Diverse Abilities is an independent, not for profit organisation working together with families in Dorset to help meet the needs of local people, of all ages, with physical and learning disabilities. 

The Children's Team provides a range of services for children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities and their families:

  • Siblings can attend play sessions with their brother or sister while parents can benefit from various information and support services.
  • Short breaks are offered during the weekend and overnight. 
  • Practical support is offered in the home and out in the local community. 
  • Holiday, weekend and after-school activities are available to ensure young people with disabilities live life to the full.
  • We also provide day care for young people transitioning to adulthood.

A range of services are also available for adults: 

  • Day time and evening activities
  • Supported Living services
  • `Reach Out' providing support in the home and in the community for adults with disabilities.
  • The Beehive activity and therapy centre offering a range of opportunties.
  • The Advice Team provide help and guidance for any benefit applications, appeals, Lasting Powers of Attorney, and more.

Langside School:

A charity run special school for pupils aged two to nineteen with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex medical needs. Click here to find out more.

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Venue/Contact Details
Address
Diverse Abilities HQ
Langside School
Langside Avenue
Poole
Dorset
Postcode
BH12 5BN
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Facilities
  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Hoist / Changing Bench
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Lift
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Events days and times vary. Telephone for individual service opening and closing days/times.
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
Availability
  • All Year Round
Costs:
Contact provider directly for costs
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Description:

Diverse Abilities is an independent, not for profit organisation working together with families in Dorset to help meet the needs of local people, of all ages, with physical and learning disabilities. 

Policies
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes