Diverse Abilities

Diverse Abilities

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Local / community
  • Physical disabilities
  • Social care
  • Young people


Unit C
Acorn Business Park
Ling Rd
BH12 4NZ

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Geographical remit: 


We are the ONLY charity in Dorset that supports children AND adults with physical and/or learning disabilities, and their families, through a range of services. We have a school for children with profound disabilities, a children's respite home, school holiday and after school/weekend clubs, domiciliary care, an adult day opportunities service, supported living and an advice service. We are committed to providing lifetime partnerships for those that we support, we focus on the positives and aim to give those we support a fantastic life and encouraging future. Through various activities, and those that we may take for granted, the people we support challenge themselves and feel great about what they are doing


Supported Living - Adults living independently in the community
Barnabas Day centre
Smithers - Childrens Respite home
Shapes - Childrens Domiciliary care
Project My Time, Hang Out and Term Time - activity clubs for children with disabiliites
Coping with CHAOS - Activity clubs for children with disabilities and their siblings
Disability Wessex - Advice and Guidance Service
Langside School - Special school for children with profound disabilities

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