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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

28 August 2014

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

 26th August 2014



Resource centre news

Resource Centre Oral Health Coffee Morning 23rd September 2014

oral health session rc


Immediate Theatre, Huddleston Centre and Graeae present World in Progress

About the Performance:

Inspired by Hackney’s arts and cultural offering, World in Progress is the result of a project bringing together Hackney’s newest young theatre makers, collaborating across all elements of this original performance.

Bring a picnic and make the most of the last days of summer whilst you enjoy this outdoor theatre experience, put together by Hackney’s next generation of talent in an intensive four days of creativity.

When: Saturday 30 August 2014, 2.30pm – 3.00pm
Where: The Front Gardens at Geffrye Museum, 36 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EY

Cost: Free!

Please RSVP to: Jodi at Graeae on: 020 7613 6900 or at jodi[@] by 5pm on Thursday 28 August.

Pay and display parking is available nearby on Pearson Street (free for blue badge holders).


National Paralympic day 30th  August  2014


You’ll have the chance to watch only the very best British and International athletes compete in Boccia, Goalball and Wheelchair Basketball at the Copper Box Arena. 


The Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival will make up some of the day’s attractions as deaf and disabled artists bring an exciting line-up of street theatre, dance, live music, film, installations and children’s activities.

There will be plenty of free, family friendly activities and entertainment across the Park. You can try out different disability and inclusive sports such as wheelchair basketball, inclusive cycling, tennis and boccia.

Tickets are approximately £5 if you want to watch competitors.

Please click on link below for more details:


Valuing Carers Group

Late Summer Outing— Thursday 4th September 2014

Narrow boat Trip with Laburnum Boat Club 2pm– 5pm (max 24 people) Meet at 1.45pm at Laburnum Boat Club, Laburnum Street, London E2 8BH.

Call the Carers Centre to book your place. (Places will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Cared For’s may be able to come depending on numbers).


Carers Coffee morning and Safeguarding Adults Meeting—Thurs 18th September 2014—10.30am-12.30pm

Come and meet other Carers, talk to the Learning Disability Lead and hear from Martin Sexton of the Safeguarding Adults Team in Hackney.


Mental Health Awareness Training—Delivered by City and Hackney MIND—Tues 23rd September 2014, 3-5pm.

Come and see a short film about stigma around Mental illness made by service users at MIND and receive free awareness training from Ann Thomas.

If you need more information please contact Jo on: 020 8533 0951

All Meetings held at: City and Hackney Carers Centre, Prideaux House, 10 Church Crescent, E9 7DL


whizz kidz

The Ambassador Club is a place for young disabled people to meet up, make friends and have fun! We do everything from music, dance, art , sports, beauty therapy, cooking, trips and a whole lot more.

We even run campaigns to help improve the lives of young disabled people by raising awareness of disability issues and campaigning for better facilities. The Club that meets at Haringey 6th Form College, N17 8HR, is one of 43 youth clubs covering the UK and meets for a whole day every six to eight weeks.

There is no charge to attend and Whizz-Kidz provides qualified healthcare staff to support young people with any personal and medical care needs they have as well as volunteers to support young people to engage in activities, so young people can become more independent.

The core group of attendees at the club are between the ages of 10-18, but we also have some slightly younger and older members too.

Sofia Chatziloui | Ambassador Club Administrator

I work Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: assisting with the co-ordination of Ambassador Clubs in London and the South East

Whizz-Kidz  | 4th Floor, Portland House, Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BH

Direct Line: 020 7798 6125 | Freephone: 0800 151 3350 | Email: | @whizzkidz | facebook | Flickr | youtube


Hackney Hurricane FREE Inclusive Disability Athletics

Come to any or every session, whatever your level or ability. No experience necessary!!

 Ages 8-18, Fridays 5PM – 6.30PM

Stoke Newington School, Clissold Road N16 9EX

 Contact: Fiona 07900 608 859.



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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