GMS Lions recently donated some money to this wonderful organisation
Hipp!!Bones is a targeted youth club for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities, Autism and/or additional needs aged 11-19 years, although we can
arning Difficulties (PMLD) to participate independently in activities and have greater control over their immediate environment.

Hipp!!Bones staff are very knowledgeable and experienced in the fields of youth work and special education and are supported by dedicated volunteers and Youth Development Trainees. The building is fully wheelchair accessible, and mobile hoisting facilities are available.

All young people irrelevant of ability can work towards Dorset Awards (10hrs) and Dorset Awards Plus (20hrs). The club has established links with Gillingham Youth & Community Centre and supports young people wishing to volunteer for their Duke of Edinburgh Award to develop skills for future employment, and raise awareness of the needs of young people with special educational needs. All of which demonstrates how Hipp!!Bones supports and empowers young people who are disabled to live the life they choose and achieve their full potential.

We understand how difficult the journey can be to find the right provision to meet the needs of young people with special educational needs and disabilities, which is why Hipp!!Bones is hugely important to its members and the community it serves. The club enables vulnerable young people to meet in a safe environment, where they can meet with friends outside school, socialise and form new friendships, and acquire the skills necessary to become more independent as they move into adulthood, thus boosting their self esteem and confidence.