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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

30 June 2014

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

30th  June 2014


Resource centre news

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:


Win a free Family Break!

 Keyman & Keywoman Competition Celebrates with your child

All members of the Key are Champions!

Enter our competition for 13 – 19 year old members of The Key and celebrate their abilities and talents. Tell us why they are a Keyman or Keywoman Champion in 3 easy steps

1.        Join The Key and Fill in the competition slip – tell us what makes the young person you know a Key Champion?

2.        Send the slip to The Key with a picture of the young person or of something they like. Remember to tick and sign consent.

3.        Get everyone you know to ‘LIKE’ your entry on The Key’s Facebook site

Tiny Tatiana wants YOU to enter this competition. She was entered by Positivo because she is so good at making friends… even with people who have been mean to her.

You can enter yourself!  What are you are a champion of and why? When or how did you realise that you are a champion? Tell us how amazing you are!  Enter now! CLOSING DATE 18th July 2014.

The prizes are

Winner’s prize – Kench Hill short family break with meals, a place on H media league, a certificate, a goody bag & guest of honour at event

Runners Up prize – a place on H Media League, a certificate, a goody bag, & guest of honour at event

H Media League Special Mention prize – a certificate                                  


at Hackney Ark, Down’s Park Road E8 2FP   020 7014 7007

The Key thanks KENCH HILL ACTIVITY CENTRE who has generously donated the FAMILY BREAK FIRST PRIZE.  Find out more about Kench Hill’s accessible breaks; call 01580 762073 or go to

 key comp


Family First Nights Theatre Tickets

 Are you a member of the Key? if you register with the Key, you and your family can enjoy £5  theatre tickets.

Mouse trap Theatre Projects wishes to invite you and your family to take part in Family First Nights this summer. You can enjoy one of 29 exciting theatre productions across London with all tickets just £5.

Families can include parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians and carers, but half the group MUST include young people between the ages of 3 and 17.

If you would like to apply for tickets or to find out more, please call the Key on 020 7014 7007 or the Resource Centre on 020 7014 7005/6.

 You cannot apply if you have taken part in Family First Nights before. They check all applications against their database of previous bookers.

 PS: HURRY! Tickets are limited and all applications MUST be received by Friday, 11th July 2014


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

Please note that due to the Teachers’ strike on Thursday 10 July, crèche provision will be available for all children during the conference.

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


Exercise Projects for the Orthodox Jewish community

Do you have concerns about your child’s eating habits?

Would your child benefit from doing more exercise?

The healthy Lifestyles Project offers the opportunity to help children lose weight and to be healthier.


 Venue: Brenner Community Centre, 91-93 Stamford Hill

 brenner 9-13 

For Registration and further information please call: Sharon Patashnik-Nutrition Linkworker (Homerton University Hospital NHS foundation trust)

On: 07956 591 091

Phone calls will be taken from 9am-5pm ONLY. Deadline for all phone calls: Friday 9th May 2014


Be Active Keep Healthy Exercise Projects for the Orthodox Jewish community

Invites your children to participate in our exercise classes…

Does your child lack Physical Exercise, Motivation or Confidence?

We offer a range of physical activity classes with a focus on exercise to keep fit and to encourage a happier healthier lifestyle.



For registration and further information please call Dasi Josebashvili on 07582 689 824

Phone calls will be taken during the following days and times ONLY:

from Sundays 11am-10.30pm

Monday-Thursday 7pm-10.30pm

Fridays 11am-5.00pm

Deadline for all phone calls: Friday 9th May 2014. Please do not leave a message – keep trying until you get through


Adult Fitness Exercise Classes for Charedi Community (from May – July 2014



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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