Turn UP is about inspiring young people to take part and get involved. We have an exciting programme of workshops, courses, events and activities that give you the chance to try new things, learn new skills and meet new people. Have a look at our calendar and keep up to date on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Find your local Youth Access Point (YAP)

UP in Poole is now UP in BCP. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Local Authorities have merged and you can now access all services for young people, wherever you live in the BCP area, using this site. If what you are looking for isn’t listed, get in touch and we will add it to the site and get you the information that you need.

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Find my nearest Youth Centre

You can access any of these centres, wherever you are.

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Townsend

Townsend Youth Club offers twice-weekly open-access sessions for young people aged 13-19 years on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 8.30pm.

The project aims to engage young people in meaningful activities in their own neighbourhood. Youth workers provide support on topics such as healthy relationships, emotional resilience and CV writing.

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Henry Brown

Our group improves communication in the area by coordinating activities, learning opportunities and by providing safe places to meet.

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Fusion

Fusion Youth Club’s open-access session takes place every Friday in central Bournemouth between 6.30pm-9pm.

Designed for young people aged 13-19 years old, this session provides a safe, cosy environment where young people can spend time on musical activities with the support of experienced youth workers.

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Bournemouth Gateway Club

A social, leisure and learning community for adults with learning disabilities

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BCP Short Breaks

The BCP Council Short Breaks scheme is for families of children and young people, aged up to 19 years, with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

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SENDiass4BCP – SEND Information, Advice and Support Service

Helping you with information, advice, and support about Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

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507 Boscombe

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support. The 507 is our B-Town youth advice centre based in Boscombe.

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SUSSED Kinson

We can help you with anything that is holding you back or provide you with support.

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Mobile UP Unit

The Mobile Unit is our Youth Centre on wheels and visits various locations around Poole.

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Waterloo Youth Centre

Waterloo Youth Centre is a safe place for young people to come and join in a range of activities including: sports arts cooking games challenges.

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Turlin Moor Youth Centre

Turlin Moor Youth Centre is a warm and friendly place where you can come along and meet your friends.

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NUMBER 18

NUMBER 18 is located in Poole Town Centre and provides confidential information and advice for Young People aged 12 to 19 (or 25 if they have special educational needs or disabilities).

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Limelights Youth Centre

Limelights Youth Centre on Canford Heath provides positive activities for young people aged 11-19 years old.

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Creekmoor Youth Centre

Creekmoor YC is a safe friendly environment for young people in school year 7 upwards to enjoy a range of activities including trips and residential.

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Broadstone Youth Centre

Broadstone Youth Centre is open to young people to meet up with friends relax at the coffee bar or get involved in a wide range of activities.

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Bourne Valley Youth Centre

Bourne Valley Youth Centre ‘where great minds meet’. The centre is available for various community and youth meetings.

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Girls’ Brigade – Burton Church Youth Club

1st Burton Girls’ Brigade is ideal for girls who enjoy craft, games, singing, stories, cooking and much more. In addition to the fun we have on a Monday evening we also arrange extra trips and activities.

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Friday Club – Highcross Church Youth Club

Friday Club is a fun, active and friendly children’s group who meet every Friday evening during term times. The evenings always start with an opening activity and a group game. The children then can choose any activity from craft, sport, Wii or board games.

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Somerford ARC

Somerford ARC is a Community Centre focused on bringing the community together and providing opportunities to local residents.

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Somerford Youth and Community Centre

Somerford Youth and Community Centre is run and managed by Christchurch Open Awards Centre (COAC).

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The Lighthouse, Christchurch

The Lighthouse Youth & Community Centre, Christchurch, Dorset.

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Branksome Youth Club

Branksome Youth Club offers two open-access sessions at The Branksome Centre on Tuesdays. The first is designed for young people aged 10-13 years and takes place from 3.15-5.15pm; the second is for ages 13-18 and runs from 6pm to 8pm.

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St. Mary’s Longfleet (SML) Youth

We are an Evangelical/Charismatic Anglican Church in Poole on the South Coast.

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