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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

2 September 2014

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

 01st September 2014


Sensory Play at Linden Children’s Centre

The sensory play sessions at Linden Children’s Centre will be starting again on Thursday 4th September.

The sessions run from 10-12 and from 1pm-3pm each week during term times.

We welcome all children but the sessions are especially useful for children with particular needs as they can be tailored to the child’s interests and needs. We focus on a high quality play experience for the child and the accompanying adult but we can also address learning targets. 

I am a very experienced, qualified teacher and I have been working in early years provision in Hackney for many years. The sensory paly sessions have received excellent feedback from parents and teachers.

Next week will be an open session and we would like to invite you to come and see what we have to offer. Please pass this invitation on to others, parents don’t need to be referred, so please share this with them.

86/92 Rectory Road

N16 7SH

Tel: 020 7254 9939

sensory play at LCC


Resource Centre Oral Health Coffee Morning 23rd September 2014

oral health session rc


Resource Centre Local Offer Coffee Morning

When: Tuesday 07th October 10.00am-12.00noon

Where: At Hackney Ark London E8 2HY

What is the Local Offer: The Local offer will include provision from birth to 25, across education, health and social care and should be developed in conjunction with children and young people, parents and carers, and local services, including schools, colleges, health and social care agencies.

Rosalind Grainger will be sharing information on the Local Offer with parents & Carers, if you would like to know more please come along.

Spaces are limited so please contact the Resource Centre on: 020 7014 7005/6 or email us at

to book your place.

“If you book a place now, we will be sending out reminders nearer the time”


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


Hackney foodbank Picnic!

When:  Saturday 6 September 2014

Time:   1pm-4pm

Where: St John’s Hoxton Gardens

Please join us for a bring-and-share family picnic in honour of our 2 years of working together as a community.

Since opening our doors on 6 September 2012, we have fed over 4,300 people in crisis, and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Bring a savoury or sweet treat to share with your neighbours for lawn games, music, food, drinks and fun!

Please RSVP to:

by Tuesday 26 August indicating that you plan to attend and whether or not you will bring a sweet or savoury snack.


Hackney Hurricanes Disability Athletics Anniversary Game

When: Saturday 06th September

Time: 12 – 3pm

Where: Stoke Newington School

A fun filled FREE sports day, led by qualified coaches and volunteers from Hackney Hurricanes, a club that runs weekly sessions for 8-18 year olds.

Contact : Fiona on 07900608859

In partnership with:



 PrintJeans for Genes

Friday 19 September 2014 is Jeans for Genes Day!

1 in 25 children has a genetic disorder that makes their life very difficult. By donating £2, we will change these children’s lives.

This year Jeans for Genes have teamed up with SpongeBob SquarePants to create trolley tokens.


These handy SpongeBob SquarePants key ring trolley tokens will bring a smile to your face every time you shop. I will be going round the Ark on Friday 19th September with the trolley tokens; you can make a difference by donating £2 or more of course in return for a trolley token.

If you’d like to find out more about Jeans for Genes and how our support will help, please visit their website at

Thank 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