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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

28 May 2014

Welcome to the Hackney Ark “Resource Centre” weekly newsletter! We are here to keep you informed!


27th May 2014





Who is it for?

Young people aged 12-19 with brothers or sisters receiving care at Hackney Ark


What’s it all about?

Discussing issues that concern you. Making friends and meeting people your age Using resources and playing games such as

Nintendo Wii etc.

Thinking about disability and how it affects you Getting things off your chest in a safe, non-judgemental environment

 Why should I come?

It’ll be fun Chance to meet brothers and sisters like myself. You can help to make this club as good as you want it to be!

 When & where is it then?

Thursday 29th May 2014

1.00 – 4.00pm (TBC)

Hackney Ark

Downs Park Road

London E8 2HY

 Call Bethan Manford & Carolyn Gracey if you are interested on 020 7014 7071


Harry Potter Studio


Come and spend Halloween with us at the Warner Brothers Studio.  The Making of Harry Potter offers visitors the ultimate opportunity to step on to authentic sets, discover the magic behind spellbinding special effects and explore the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Harry Potter film series.

Places are on a first come first served basis.

We have 24 places available split as follows:

12 places for under 17 years with one carer only12 places for 18+ years.

The cost of this event is £10.00 per person.
Your place will not be secured until we have received your payment. You can either pay by cheque or bank transfer.

Cheques should be made payable to VICTA and sent to: VICTA, Silverstone House, 46 Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, MK15 0AA.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer please call: 01908 240831 for our details.


Places for this activity are limited so please complete your application form
as soon as possible.

For more information please call us on:
01908 240831 or email



carers are bedrock

Hackney Annual Carers’ Conference 2014 Carers’ Quest – Reaching out to Carers

 Do you provide unpaid care for:

  • a family member, a partner or a friend?
  • someone who is frail, ill, or disabled?
  • someone who has a mental health issue?
  • someone who has an addiction to alcohol or drugs?

 …then this day is for you. Join us to celebrate the role of carers in Carers’ Week.

 Hackney Annual Carers’ Conference 2014 > a free opportunity for carers to have a day out, meet other carers and find out about support and services available.

 Date: Tuesday 10th June 2014 Time:10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. (registration from 9.30 a.m.)

Venue: Education Centre, St Joseph’s Hospice, Mare St, E8 4SA

 To book your place please call the Carers’ Coordination Service on 020 8533 0951 or e-mail:


Queen’s Barton Relay Festival of sport

 A Free Fun Day For All Ages!

 When: Sunday 08th June, 09.30 – 5pm

Where: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

 Join us on the Park on 08th June, to celebrate the arrival of the Queens Baton Relay as it makes its way to the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games – and be part of our festival of sport.

 Sports sessions for all ages and abilities, dance workshops, street food stalls, a pop-up ballroom and much more!

 For more information about all of these and much more visit:


Free May Half Term Activities For Children

 May half term is just around the corner! Parents can sometimes find it challenging to keep their children engaged in positive activities, so we have created a list of fun, free, local activities. Find our list here.


Clive at artsdepot

 Regular club night for young people with learning disabilities aged 13 – 25.

 Our next Clive takes place on Saturday 19th July and we are celebrating the sunshine in style with a Summer Beach Party theme. Guests can enjoy all the usual favourites including the open-mic, dance floor, games room and chill-out zone. More info here:

The evening also features an interactive sound installation devised through a series of workshops, which are open to young people with learning disabilities and are free of charge.


Kind Regards


 Dawn Markham

Advice & Information Officer

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Hackney Ark, Resource Centre

Downs Park Road

London E8 2HY

Tel.:  020 7014 7006

Fax.: 020 7014 7232