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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

18 June 2014

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


16th  June 2014


Resource centre news

Hackney Ark Resource Centre is now handing out FoodBank Vouchers

Food bank

Hackney Foodbank provides short term emergency food to an individual or family in crisis while a long term strategy is developed. Normally enough food for 3 days (one voucher) should be sufficient to cover the immediate crisis. They provide non-perishable groceries, not pre-cooked meals, and so are most useful to people who have access to kitchen facilities and some storage. Therefore, they are not of good use to people who are not housed.

If you have any questions about this, please do get in touch with us.

The Resource Centre is also a collection point for Hackney Foodbank. Please help local people in crisis by buying items from the list below!

Milk (UHT or powdered), Unrefrigerated Fruit Juice, Tinned Fruit (in Juice!), Tinned Meat, Tinned Fish, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned or Dried Soup, Rice (500g or 1k bags),Instant coffee, Cereals, Curry and Pasta Sauce, Instant Mash Potato, Biscuits or Healthy Snacks, Rice Pudding (Tinned, Toiletries, Nappies & Baby Products, Toilet Roll, Washing Up Liquid, NO BAKED BEANS OR PASTA PLEASE!

Tel: 020 7014 7005/6


A New Rompa Corner Is Being Installed In The Resource Centre!

The Resource Centre Will Be Temporarily Closed On The 07th &  08th July To Have A New Sensory Corner Installed.

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The Advice & Information Officers will be based in the Donald Winnicot Room (Opposite Reception on the Ground Floor) You can visit us there.

Call us on: 020 7014 7110 or email us at:


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.


Hackney Parent / Carer of a child with a disability and / or Special Educational Needs?


  • Want to know more about the planned legal changes for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs (SEN) from September 2014?
  • Help shape the development of SEN provision in Hackney

Come to the next meeting of the SEN Parents Forum with Helen McNulty, Head of Additional Needs 

When: Thursday 3rd  July 2014 10.00am -12.00pm

Where: Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, London E8 1GQ

Please call Jenny at HPPS on 020 7014 7123 to let us know you are coming, especially if you need an interpreter or have any special needs yourself.

Sorry, but we are not able to provide a crèche for this meeting:

If you can’t come to this meeting, but would like your views to be considered, please contact HIP (Hackney Independent Forum for Parents/Carers of Children with Disabilities) on 07985 739851 or hackney parent partnership service on 020 7014 7123


A Free Conference for Parents/Carers of Children with SEN and Disabilities

 The Way Ahead – What you need to know about Local Services in relation to SEN legal changes.

When: Thursday 10th July

Time: 09.30 am-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


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Independent Parents Supporters Survey Lunch

Hackney Parent Partnership Service would like to invite you to a lunch time consultation at Tad Meze Bar, 261 Mare Street, Hackney E8 3NS on Monday 23 June from 12:30 -2:00pm

We will be holding a lunchtime survey where parents/carers can come and talk to members of the team about what they think about the new role of independent supporters and complete the survey.

To book a place call  020 7014 7123.


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

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