We are proud to work with and recommend some fantastic companies, therapists, services, leisure activities and places to eat that have a proven track record of helping and welcoming our members.

Minstead Trust

Minstead Trust supports over 300 people with learning disabilities along the south coast and is now collaborating with Positive Path Foundation

Through this new arrangement, all members of the Positive Path Foundation that are ready for employment will be welcomed onto Minstead Trust’s employability pathway in Hampshire and in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.

Likewise, anyone who joins Minstead Trust’s employability programmes can be signposted to Positive Path Foundation, to help improve the social and emotional wellbeing of the people we are working with.

The charities are aiming to tackle the chronically low levels of employment among people with learning disabilities, which is only 4.8% (NHS Digital 2022)

To find out more about Minstead Trust’s employability programme

Visit the Minstead Trust Website

David Booth Fitness

David is a highly qualified Personal Trainer, weight loss specialist and injury rehabilitation specialist for the New forest, Hampshire and Dorset.

He has been absolutely amazing providing personal training to one of our members, George. He is patient, calm and realistic in his approach. Whatever your age or ability it is David’s aim to guide, motivate and support you every step of the way including those with additional needs.

Visit the David Booth Fitness Website

BCP Council

The BCP Council SEND Local Offer provides information on services and activities for children and young people living in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole aged 0 to 25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Visit the BCP Council Website

TGI FRIDAYS – Southampton 

Very friendly staff and always very welcoming to our members, lots of gf/df options on the menu too.

Visit the TGI Friday Website

Mr Mulligans – Bournemouth

This venue has always gone over and above when we book a fab game of golf for our members so another for us to recommend!

Visit the Mr Mulligan’s Website

Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf – Bournemouth

Come and embark on a journey and be taken back in time to live the life of a smuggler. With 18 holes of action-packed adventure, experience Bournemouth’s past as you smuggle your ball past treacherous rocks, church ruins and waterfalls. Packed with challenges, the themed course is perfect for some friendly family rivalry.

Visit the Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf Website

New Forest Ice Cream – Lymington

New Forest Ice Cream:

“From humble beginnings in 1983, New Forest Ice Cream is now widely recognised as one of the leading ice cream manufacturers in the country, supplying convenience stores, restaurants, pubs, cafés and kiosks across the UK and beyond.”

Thank you New Forest Ice Cream for supporting Positive Path Foundation, we really do appreciate it.


Visit the New Forest Ice Cream Website

Sensory Smart Store

The Sensory Smart Store is run by Mel Thomsett in the New Forest, Hampshire. Mel is Mum to a son who was diagnosed with Autism at age 2 years and 9 months.

Her journey inspired her to open the Sensory Smart Store to bring clothing, books, shoes, healthcare products for anyone trying to navigate family life with a sensory processing disorder and to help other kids struggling with sensitivities to seams, labels, fabrics and textures.

Visit the Sensory Smart Store Website

Suzie Ankers Private Occupational Therapy, Bournemouth

Suzie provides Occupational Therapy to children under the age of 12 with sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, Autism and Attachment Difficulties.

Visit the Sensory Therapy Website

Rose Road Association, Southampton

The Rose Road Association is a charity that provides services for over 300 children and young adults with severe physical disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or autism.

Based in Southampton in the UK, and also work across Hampshire and surrounding counties.

Visit the Rose Road Association Website

Re:Minds, Southampton

Re:Minds is a Southampton based organisation supporting families whose children/young people with Autism, ADHD and/or mental health issues (no diagnosis is needed). Their aim is to allow people whose children face similar issues to meet up in an informal setting to share knowledge and talk about any challenges the families are facing.

Visit the Re:Minds Website

Stephen Cooper Art

Stephen is one of our members and a fantastic artist. He started drawing at the age of 5 as a way of expressing himself. Stephen has a language disability and mild autism.

His work is very inspired by his trips to London and his love for architecture.

Visit the Stephen Cooper Art Website

Parent Carer Foundation, Bournemouth

Parent Carer Foundation is an independent, inclusive and diverse charity for parents and carers (of all ages) we were initially set up in 2010, and our charity recognises the caring role of anyone living with everyday challenges of being a parent or carer of children and adults, caring for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, life-limited, disabled or has mental health needs.

Parent Carer Foundation supports parents and carers to participate, engage and express their views as a collective voice to all organisations who shape and deliver services locally for all disabled children, adults, SEND or special educational needs, with or without a diagnosis.

Visit the Parent Carer Foundation Website

PGL – Osmington Bay

Osmington Bay, the home of our Xtreme Adventure holiday!

Osmington Bay is set in 45 acres of grounds with access to a beautiful pebble beach and cliff top views. One of the first things you’ll notice is the huge high ropes course with its zip wire and the stunning views of Weymouth and Portland. This is one of our biggest centres with superb facilities and more activities than you can count!

PGL Osmington Bay is a firm favourite with all of our PPF Members, it’s in a beautiful location, the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is great and the activities are amazing.


Visit the PGL Website

Community First, Ringwood

Community First is a registered Charity which enables individuals and local groups to be the difference they want to see in their local communities.

We achieve this through connecting and engaging with the community, identifying where essential services could make a difference to peoples’ lives and facilitating this change through the actions of dedicated individuals and organisations.

Visit the Community First Website

Sway Village Hall, New Forest

Sway Village Hall is a great place to hire for any occasion.

Visit the Sway Village Hall Website

TeamSport Karting, Southampton

Race on our Multi-Level EKarting Track in Southampton

“A dream come true for any karter, our brand new, re-designed Southampton course packs so much in to 500m that you won’t believe it. If you’re looking for a real test of your abilities then look no further: with 9 corners over two levels including hairpin bends, double apex corners and plenty of lengthy straights to open up on the throttle, TeamSport Southampton is as fast and furious as they come.”

We cannot recommend TeamSport Indoor Karting in Southampton enough, they are always so kind and helpful when we go there with our members making it such a memorable event activity.

Visit TeamSport Karting website for more info

Umbrella Group, Christchurch, Dorset

The Umbrella Group is a parent led support group, for parents/carers of children and young adults with ASD.

The Umbrella Group aims to cover a wide spectrum of behaviours which all come under the same umbrella of autism. The group normally meet once a month, but during school holidays, meetings may not take place or are rescheduled and so please check first.

Visit the Umbrella Group Facebook Page

Hollywood Bowl – Tower Park Poole

With the best lanes and fantastic food and drinks, our Hollywood Bowl Poole Tower Park centre is the ideal place to visit. Spend time relaxing in the bar, or getting competitive on the lanes; we’ve got the perfect place for you to share amazing times with family and friends! They could not be more welcoming to our members

Visit the Hollywood Bowl Website

Jane Markovic Tutoring

Whether your child is underachieving at school or college, or you are a university student struggling with your course, study support can increase your confidence and boost your grades.


EHCPs. Home Education. Specific Learning Difficulties and autism.

GCSE English. Study Skills. University Disabled Student Allowance.


New Forest Activities


“New Forest Activities’ mission is simple…

To provide fun and enlightening experiences from our base in The New Forest. We’ve been doing so since 2003, and are proud to say that we’re now the largest provider of outdoor activities within the New Forest National Park.

From Canoeing and Kayaking on the Beaulieu River, to Archery and High Ropes in the beautiful New Forest woodland, there’s an adventure to suit all. Our team are on hand to help you find the right experience, as well as deliver you memories to last a lifetime. Speak to our team today and let us help plan you an adventure to remember!”

We cannot recommend “New Forest Activities” enough, the staff are always so helpful and friendly!

Visit the New Forest Activities Website 

Autism Hampshire

Creating opportunities, challenging perceptions, enhancing choices and providing high quality services to meet the divers needs of people on the autism spectrum.

Visit the Autism Hampshire Website

Laser Quest, Bournemouth

Laser Quest is in essence a game of tag with a twist! Points are awarded every time you ‘zap’ another player, with points deducted every time you are ‘zapped’.

At the end of each game, scores are displayed on our plasma score screen, with each player receiving an individual score card that has a breakdown of the score. Laser Quest have given great charity package rates to our members.

Visit the Laser Quest Website

PlayGolf, Bournemouth

Again another welcoming venue for our members to visit. Larger than life entertainment in a stunning rural destination. Featuring our new dinosaur themed adventure golf experience, state-of-the-art driving range, beautifully landscaped gardens, restaurant, bar and more.

Visit the PlayGolf Website

Autism Unlimited

Autism Unlimited exists to support and empower autistic children, adults and their families. We partner with them to find solutions and provide educational and life skills training.

From bespoke education for children, to independent living skills and career guidance for adults, we ensure that everyone who comes to us for support finds a route to their goals and to a rich and fulfilled life.

Visit the Autism Unlimited Website

Young Driver

Young Driver work with many young and older people with a wide range of disabilities, including those who are deaf, blind, have learning difficulties or neurological disorders.

Some many never have thought they would have the opportunity to experience what it is like to drive a car and some may never be able to drive on the roads but some actually do! Lessons take place on private property, the rules are more flexible than on the road.

Read about our very own George Stooks’ experience with Young Driver here

Visit the Young Driver Website

Little Dolphins Pre-School – Lymington

Lymington Little Dolphins Pre-School has been established since 1992. Little Dolphins is owned by Trustees, which is made up of the parents of the children attending the pre-school. The Trustees work together with the Manager and Deputy Manager to oversee the smooth running of the pre-school. We operate from a purpose built community room within Lymington Infants School.

At Little Dolphins we promote a happy, safe and stimulating environment with a focus on ‘Learning through Play’ to unlock every unique child’s potential.

Visit the Little Dolphins Website

Helios Pharmacy

Helios was formed by John and Maya Morgan and four enthusiastic homeopathic students with a great passion for homeopathy. Their shared ambition was to create a new source of potent, accurate and effective remedies to bring profound healing and relief of suffering.

Visit the Helios Pharmacy Website

Autism Eye Magazine

A vital source of in-depth autism information and advice. Subscription based magazine that is supplied in print or digital format.

Visit the Autism Eye Website