About Us


My Pod Social Development and Independence Centre is situated on the boundary of the beautiful New Forest National Park at Dibden Purlieu and is run by Totton College. 

It aims to offer a fully supported programme of activities for people aged 16 and over with learning difficulties and or disabilities who would like to:

  • Continue to practice the skills learnt in other settings
  • Make new friends and socialise
  • Continue learning new life skills
  • Try new things

Opening times

'My Pod' will be open from Monday to Friday for 50 weeks of the year.
The day will start with breakfast club at 8.00am, after which a daily timetable of activities will be available to choose from.
At 3.30pm there will be a teatime club until 6.00pm.
The choice of activities will be reviewed and updated approximately every eight weeks.


£60 per day for a 9.30am - 3.30pm session (discounts available for block bookings)
£30 per half day for either morning or evening session.

£12.50 per day for breakfast club
£12.50 per day for teatime club


Individuals are able to fund their My Pod sessions via their own Personal Independence Payment budgets, direct payment or similar.


Transport to and from My Pod is the responsibility of the participant, however, there will be a minibus service provided to and from the main Totton College campus.


For more information please call 023 8042 7372
Or email us. 


Waterside Skills Centre,
Dibden Purlieu,
Totton, Southampton,
SO45 4QN