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Hipp!!Bones is a youth club for people with additional needs aged between 11 and 19 years, but can go up to 25 years. The staff here are very knowledgeable and experienced in youth work and special education – they are supported by a team of dedicated adult volunteers and young volunteers.

The ground floor of the building is wheelchair accessible, and mobile hoisting facilities are available.

At Hipp!!Bones

  • all activities are adapted to meet each young person’s needs
  • routines are in place giving a sense of security
  • staff use simple language reinforced with visual clues and sign language to support communication

We have the following aids to allow young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties participate in activities and have greater control over their immediate environment

  • communication aids
  • switches
  • switch activated resources

Hipp!!Bones runs from Gillingham Youth & Community Centre, Cemetery Road, Gillingham from 10am to 12pm on the first and third Saturday of the month, all year round – with the exception of New Year’s Day. We offer four longer sessions for off-site activities during the school holidays.

To contact us in writing please see our Contact Us page.

Type of provision

Targeted - This is for people with special educational needs and disabilities and their families

Centre information

Accessibility and adjustments

Wheelchair access Yes


Address Gillingham Youth & Community Centre, Cemetery Road, Gillingham, SP8 4AZ

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