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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

11 June 2014

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



09th June 2014


New Children’s services launch at Norwood centre for orthodox Jewish families

We would like to invite you to the launch of a new provision of health services for Chareidi families with children under 5 provided by Homerton University Hospital at Norwood Family Centre.

When: Tuesday 17th June, 11am – 1pm

Where: Address: 85b Lordship Road, Hackney, N16 0QY, Lunch will be provided

Please join us from 11am for a presentation of the new service and meet with professionals from Homerton University Hospital’s Children Services and Norwood Family Centre.


The Way Ahead; A free conference for parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and disabilities


What you need to know about local services in relation to the SEN legal changes

 When: Thursday 10th July 2014

Time: 9.30 -3PM

Where: The Tomlinson Centre, Queensbridge Road, London E8 3ND


Speakers: Helen McNulty, Head of Additional Needs

Dawn Jarvis: Programme Director – Clinical Commission Group

Toni Dawodu: Head of Integrated Services for Disabled Children


  • Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Personalisation
  • A local offer for Hackney
  • Preparing for adulthood
  • Youth Corner

 To book please visit: or call: 020 7014 7061

 Free Crèche and Lunch


Dine with  Michel Roux

VICTA come dine with me 2 15th July

Michel Roux has invited five blind/partially sighted young people age 18 to 29 to dine in the Chef’s library on Tuesday 15th July 2014.

Applicants must be able to get to London by 11 am on Tuesday 15th July.

Places for this activity are limited.

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


Arts depot’s 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.

Arts Depot       


Harry Potter Studio

31st October 2014

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


Young Hackney Forest Road

What is there to do at Young Hackney Forest Road?

  • Climbing Wall
  • Music, Media, Drama, and Dance
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Hackney Youth Parliament and Youth Forums
  • Art therapy
  • Sexual heath workshops and drop-in
  • Advice on carers and jobs; accredited training

 Address: 29 Forest Road, E8 3BY

 For more information please call: 020 8356 2200


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