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Bisterne, Southborne & Highcliffe

Community Hubs

SFHT offers a wide and creative range of day opportunities, these are available at our main site in Bisterne near Ringwood, our satellite hub in Southbourne, Dorset and our garden and artisan craft shop "Gifted" which is based in Highcliffe, Dorset.

Each person has an individual programme of support of the day options they choose, enjoy or have an interest in, or one that addresses skills they want to develop for more independent living.

As well as providing people with learning and developmental opportunities, many of the day support activities aim to enable people to become better connected within their local communities. We support people to learn about relationships and help them develop their social skills. This engenders more confidence in themselves and a positive self-image.

Bisterne & Southbourne hub:

The Bisterne hub are where our day opportunities began back in the 1980s and the Southbourne hub opened its doors in 2020, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It provided a venue close to our supported living houses in Southbourne where our clients could attend in their housing ‘bubbles’.

We offer a wide range of sessions for clients at these hubs, including but not limited to:

-       • Accredited Hospitality and Catering course

-       • Creative pottery sessions

-       • Horticulture and garden skills

-       • Dance and Drama

-       • Art and graphics

-       • Walking group

-       • Sport and leisure sessions

'Gifted' garden and artisan craft shop:

‘Gifted’ opened its doors in December 2015, since this date it has established its place in the local community in Highcliffe. The development of skills at Gifted is endless, each session may focus on one skill but with this development comes a boost in self-esteem and confidence to go out in the local community independently:

-       • Money handling skills

-       • Customer service and engagement

-       • Garden and horticulture skills

-       • Health and safety in the workplace


If you would like more information on our Aspire services or would like to join us for a taster day please contact Jo Gibbs on 01425 485086 or email

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Aspire Programme Activities

  • Aspire meeting

    Aspire Personal Development Programme

  • Aspire Users

    Aspire Programme Participants

  • Kayaking

    Group Kayaking

  • Pottery Studio

    In The Pottery Studio

  • Tree Climbing

    Outdoor Adventure

  • On Reception

    On Reception Duty

  • Ryan Computing

    Learning Computing Skills

  • Gardening

    Gardening Activity

  • Sculpting in the Pottery Studio


  • Yoga Classes

    Yoga Classes

  • Dance Class

    Programme Activity

  • Art Activity

    Art Activity

  • Managing Produce

    Managing Produce at Gifted

  • Administration Duties

    Administration Duties

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