It’s good to talk…

Young Person’s Voice

Here at The Huddleston Centre we recognise the importance of young disabled people finding and using their voices. Everyone has something to say! We are running a project which focusses on hearing what young people have to say about the healthcare system in City and Hackney.  We want to hear about your experiences of healthcare. What it was like to be diagnosed with a disability. how does it feel to live with a disability? It’s good to talk.

Contact anjie on to chat!



Christmas Disco and Fundraiser!

Come and Join us! 


Days out and about!

Great days out together!

We have had some amazing days out together! We have been to an exercise park, we have been to Hainault Forest Park and Farm. We have also been walking, cycling, playing crazy golf and to the cinema! One of our trips was to The Museum of London…we had great fun! Have a look at some of our photos below…you can tell we had a great time!






What an amazing summer!!


We’ve had an amazing summer! We enjoyed HACKNEY VILLAGE 2018, held at hackney empire. A whole week worth of acting, choreography, singing, dancing, art and design. Below are just a few of the photos from this amazing week. The theme for the week was ‘Superheroes’. We are all superheroes and we want to use our powers and voices to make a change for people with disabilities.




‘What it was like getting a diagnosis for my child’

Parent Support group April

What was your experience of getting a clinical diagnosis for your child, come and share your stories and enjoy meeting other parents who have gone through similar experiences

Date: 25th April 2018

Time: 11am until 1pm
Venue: The Huddleston Centre. 30 Powell Road, London, E5 8DJ

Refreshments provided.

Parent Group April 2018

Our Easter break activities…

We’ve had an amazing Easter break here at The Huddleston Centre… We visited a couple of city farms, we went cycling in the Olympic Park at The Velodrome, we played crazy golf, we did lots of arts and crafts and also decorated biscuits! So much to do…


We had to find all the animals in the farm…


There were pigs! Very smelly….

Cycling was fun…we tried lots of different types of bikes.

We watched the athletes training in The Velodrome.

A bit of fun at the park…the rain doesn’t stop us having fun!

We played lots of crazy golf… it didn’t matter if we got a hole in one or a hole in fifty!

We decorated our own biscuits…messy and sticky, but very tasty!

We made Easter bunnies…

Stressed? For parents of disabled young people.

Come and find out some fabulous techniques to help you out…

Parent Support Group February

Session theme:   Making  your  home  environment  as  accessible  as  possible in  terms of  communication  and creating opportunities for   learning and connecting at home.  This is appropriate for parents of all children with any   learning difficulties or communication difficulties.

‘Parent Voices’ Your voice matters…

Dear parents…

Do you want to have a say in healthcare services that are provided for you by the borough? We are collating your stories to get your voices heard. ‘Parent Voices’ will be a new report that is given directly to those who fund your healthcare services.
If you would like to tell us your story about raising a child with a disability within City and Hackney please get in contact with

The story starts from diagnosis…all the way through to the current day. What was/is your experience? If you have had a good service we want to know, if a terrible experience we want to hear that too! All stories will remain anonymous.

Caring for a disabled child or young person can be challenging. Even the most experienced parents and carers will sometimes need someone to hear about the difficulties that they are facing on a day to day basis. By working together with families, children and young people in this way, issues can be prevented from escalating as services are adapted to the needs of the families,

Families dictate the level of contact that suits them. It’s all about what works for the individual family. Our reports and recommendations to the Clinical Commissioning Board can then offer long-term opportunities for parents to feed back. Parent Participation and Parent Carer Forums leads to better outcomes for disabled young people and their families.

Parent Group…come and find out more about Down’s Syndrome

Looking at Down’s Syndrome

January 16th 2018
11am until 1pm

At: The Huddleston Centre, 30 Powell Road, London, E5 8DJ

Guest speaker: Jill Ellis
Consultant Community Paediatrician, Hackney Ark

Come and join us as we learn more about what Down’s Syndrome is, what causes Down’s Syndrome and what services there are in Hackney for families needing support. Also a chance to ask questions and meet other parents.

Within this group we discuss issues that affect parents raising children with disabilities. This groups is for parents who live in City and Hackney.  Parents meet and support each other in a relaxed and informal environment. Sometimes the groups are topic themed where we will discuss a specific theme. Other times we meet and try new activities like ‘learning to draw’ or ‘meditation and relaxation’

This group is able to make recommendations to the Clinical Commissioning group for City and Hackney. Giving parents a say in the services that are provided.