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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

16 July 2014

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

16th July 2014



Resource centre news

 We have a fantastic New Rompa Corner in the Resource Centre!

rompa 2014

The Advice & Information Officers are back in the Resource Centre, please come in when you next visit Hackney Ark.


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. 1.        Join The Key and Fill in the competition slip – tell us what makes the young person you know a Key Champion?
  2. 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. 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


Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group

Are you a Deaf Parent/Deaf Parent to be?

  • Live in Hackney and Neighbouring Boroughs?
  • Want to mix with other Deaf Parents & Children?
  • Want to receive information, support and advice?

Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group run by Deaf Parenting UK.

When: 3rd Monday of every Month, 12.30-2.30pm

Where: Comet Children’s Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney N1 5RF

If you would like to attend or for more information – contact: Nicole Campbell, DPUK Coordinator

Email: SMS: 07928 842529


Hackney Young Peoples University (HYPU)

 HYPU Summer Project Generation vs. Generation Dates:  28 July – 8 August 2014

The exciting courses and activities taking place are:

·         Film / documentary making

·         Fashion – A Touch of the 1950’s

·         Baking and cake decorating

·         Music production

·         Dance

·         Event planning

These courses will take place at Bsix, Sixth Form College and are aimed at ages 14- 25, for an enrolment fee of just  £5. The purpose of our programme is to give young people professional training to help them reach their full potential and get them ready for the world of work in the future.

For further information about courses and to book a place, please log onto our website,  email: or  ring our hotline on 020 7249 4542. 
All of our places are allocated on the first come first serve basis – it’s strongly recommended to book early to avoid any disappointment!

We look forward to hearing from you.


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