Our Programs

Short Breaks

When: Scheduled program of weekends and school holidays
Who: Ages 9-17

The Huddleston Centre is a registered Short Breaks provider in the London Borough of Hackney.  Short Breaks allows young people with a disability to have an enjoyable break away from their main carer and give their carer a break from their caring responsibilities.

The Huddleston Centre provides support workers, fully accessible transport and specialist equipment to enable local young people to take part in Short Breaks

Short Breaks are for young people aged 9-17 years.

Social Club

When: Friday nights during term time
Who: Ages 16-25

The Club runs at The Huddleston Centre every Friday night during term time. Participants take part in a range of cool activities including outings, learning about health and independence, games, sports, and film nights.

The Huddleston Centre provides support workers, fully accessible transport and specialist equipment to enable local young people to take part in the Club’s activities.

The Social Club is for young people aged 16-25 years.

Members of the Club subscribe each term, at a cost of £2 per session. The Social Club is funded by The Huddleston Centre, supported by private donors.

Access Project

When: Wednesdays after school during term time.
Who: Ages 9-17

Our Access Project aims to improve access to sports and leisure activities for children and young people aged between 9 and 17 years, living in the London Boroughs of City and Hackney.

Participants in the Project have high needs due to a range of disabilities. The Huddleston Centre provides support workers, accessible transport and specialist equipment to enable participants to get active and make the most of their local leisure centre.

The Project  runs every Wednesday after school during term time.

The Access Project is funded by the NHS through the City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Cool Gang Club

When: Tuesday evenings during term time
Who: Ages 9-15

The Cool Gang Club is for young people aged 9 to 15 years.

The Club runs at The Huddleston Centre every Tuesday evening during term time. Participants take part in a range of fun activities including games, sports, cooking, drama, films, arts and crafts and much more.

The Huddleston Centre provides support workers, fully accessible transport and specialist equipment to enable local young people to take part in the Club’s activities.

Members of the Club subscribe each term, at a cost of £2 per session. The Cool Gang Club is funded by The Huddleston Centre, supported by private donors.

Film Club

When: Every second Thursday 4-6.30pm
Who: Ages 10+

The Huddleston Centre is a member of The Film Club in association with INTOFILM, a nationwide initiative to engage and introduce young people to film and the film industry.

Film Club is not just watching films, but reviewing films, attending talks by industry professionals, and even making films!  Films are specially selected and cover themes relevant to our members.

Members of the Club pay £1 per session.  Film Club is funded by The Huddleston Centre.

BBC Thursday Club

When: Every second Thursday from 5pm
Who: Ages 10-18

Every second Thursday The Huddleston Centre will be running a program for young people with high needs.

Participants receive one-to-one support from a youth worker over the course of the year, assisting them to develop emotionally, physically and socially.

Our Thursday Club is funded by BBC Children In Need.

HenPower

When: Every Tuesday 4-6pm
Who: Ages 16+

The Huddleston Centre is working with EqualArts to bring young people and older volunteers together through HenPower Hackney.

Young people involved in HenPower are collectively responsible for the ongoing care of our four Huddleston Hens.  Participants learn about hen-keeping, talk to the local community about their work with our hens, and take part in weekly arts and crafts sessions with our feathered friends.

HenPower is funded by the NHS City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, The Worshipful Company of Grocers, and Connect Hackney.

Children’s Disability Forum

When: Regular calendar of events
Who: Parents, carers, children and young people

The Huddleston Centre hosts the City & Hackney Children’s Disability Forum

The CDF is funded by the NHS City & Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group to provide opportunities for parents, carers, children and young people to give feedback to commissioners and statutory services about the provision of health and wellbeing services for disabled children.

The Huddleston Centre runs regular coffee mornings, information sessions, support groups, activities, and listening posts as part of the Forum.  All welcome.

 

For more information about our clubs contact our Youth Project Manager, Cassandra Delisser on 020 8985 9089.

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