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Hackney Ark Resource Centre Weekly e-Newsletter

12 September 2014

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

 

08th September 2014

 

Resource centre coffee mornings

oral health session rc 

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coffee morning local offer

Spaces are limited so please contact the Resource Centre on: 020 7014 7005/6 or email us at ResourceCentre@homerton.nhs.uk

to book your place.

No crèche available

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

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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

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Key membership cards

The Key is a membership service for children and young people, 19 years and under, with difficulties, disability or special educational needs (SEN), who live in Hackney.

All Key members have access to Key Connection Sessions…

Key Connection is an inclusive, accessible, weekly fun-and-sports group for Key members, their parent/carers and any siblings, friends and other family members the young person with the Key leisure card would like to bring with them It’s free for all, as long as you all come with Key card holder…they are your ticket in!

The Key leisure card lasts for one year.  To renew it take it to the leisure centre with your child’s Key membership card.  As long as the Key membership card has 12 months or more to run, the leisure card will be updated.  If the Key membership card has less than 12 months before it expires you will need to renew your child’s Key membership by filling in a new registration form or getting a referral.

All Key membership cards last for 3 years

All Key leisure cards last for 1 year

For help with Key registration, your Key membership card or your Key leisure card, contact

Hackney Ark Resource Centre on 020 7014 7005/6.

The Key leisure card gives discounts for certain leisure centre activities AND….

The Key leisure card is the only ticket you need to enter…..

Key Connection for FREE!

Key Connection is an inclusive, accessible, weekly fun-and-sports group for Key members, their parent/carers and any siblings, friends and other family members the young person with the Key leisure card would like to bring with them  It’s free for all, as long as you all come with the Key card holder…they are your ticket in!

Key Connection

4.30 – 6.30 pm Wednesdays

Britannia Leisure Centre

40 Hyde Road N1,

term time only

4.30 – 6.30pm

Mixed sports and games – sports hall

Inductions and access to the gym

5 – 6pm

Public free swim in the swimming pool

The Key Connection weekly sessions offer a range of activities, sports and games organised by Hackney Play Association for Key leisure card holders, family members and friends, and it’s all FREE!!

Key Connection is run by two trained and experienced coaches from Hackney Play Association (HPA).  No need to book, just turn up with your Key leisure card, carer, friends & kit.

HPA and The Huddleston Centre are funded to provide workers and transport to a small number of Key members with moderate and high needs respectively, who fit their criteria and couldn’t otherwise attend.  They provide the support these young people need to attend and fully participate in these sessions. 

HPA and Huddleston supported places are very limited.  Call HPA 020 8985 9202 and The Huddleston 020 8985 9089 for criteria, information and to book places.

To find out more about the Wednesday Key Connection dates and weekly schedule of activities, contact HPA or the Resource Centre on 020 7014 7005/6

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Jeans 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.

spongebob keyring

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 jeansforgenes.org

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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