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The Chatterbox Project

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.

Name
Townsend Youth Centre and online via Zoom
 Address
191, Jewell Road
Bournemouth
Dorset
Postcode
BH8 0LT
 Mobile
07827 848479
 E-mail
poppy.sargeaunt@ymcabournemouth.org.uk
 Website
ymcabournemouth.org.uk/
Contact Name
Poppy Sargeaunt
Contact Position
Chatterbox Co-ordinator
Directions
See Journey Planner on right-hand side of this page, where you can view bus, car and train routes from your location.
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
Times Available:
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
Availability:
All Year Round
Age:
From 11 years  to 25 years .
Costs:
The activity is free
Special Provisions:
Emotional needs
Visual impairment
Eating and Drinking
Global Development Delay
Epilepsy
Hearing Impairment
Aspergers
Learning Difficulty
Speech, Language & Communication Needs
ADHD
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Asthma
Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
Multi-Sensory Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Diabetes
Dyslexia
Social Communication Difficulty
Downs Syndrome
Referral Criteria:
Self Referral

SEN and Disabilities Service Description

The Chatterboxes is a youth action project run by young people with disabilities aged 11-25 years old.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Yes
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Yes
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Yes
Recognised As (Scheme):
Free Activity