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The Chatterbox Project

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The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old from Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset.

Our main aim is to raise awareness of disabilities and create a community which is equal for all whilst being surrounded by friendship and laughter.

Within all groups there is a focus on transitions and supporting members to build skills to help them in the future. Activities include cookery, arts and crafts, film making, magazine design and much more. AQA Awards are also completed by members as well as using a peer mentoring scheme throughout our projects.

Young members also deliver awareness workshops/ training in the community, create youth friendly literature and organise community awareness events.

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Venue/Contact Details
Jewell Road
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
Opening times:
Currently we are running youth sessions on:, ;- Tuesdays: 5-6.30pm: 11-18 year olds at Townsend Youth Centre;- Tuesdays: 7-8.30pm: 18-25 year olds at Townsend Youth Centre;- Wednesdays: 6-7.30pm: 16-25 year olds on Zoom
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Weekly
  • All Year Round
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 11 years to 25 years
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Dyslexia
  • Global Development Delay
  • Visual impairment
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Aspergers
  • Hearing Impairment
  • ADHD
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Difficulty
  • Diabetes
  • Social Communication Difficulty
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Downs Syndrome
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The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old.

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