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.
We currently have 3 groups running during the week:
- Monday evenings from 5.00-7.00pm at St Johns Church in Wimborne. This project is for young people aged 15-18 years old.
- Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm in Townsend Youth Centre: This is for young people aged 11-18 years old.
- Wednesday evenings from 6-8pm at Pokesdown Youth Centre, Southbourne: This group is for young people aged 18-25 years old.
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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Young people within the project create quarterly easy read magazines; which showcase what they have been up to.
Please click on the images below to view the group’s most recent magazines: