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.





Young Person’s Voice!

Are you a young person with disabilities living in City or Hackney? Do you want to have your say? 

We believe that every young person should have a voice that is heard… we want to hear your views! Do you have stories to tell or maybe even an experience you would like to tell us about? How does it feel to live with a disability? Let your voice be heard! Maybe an experience about your health care or school/college? What do you want to talk about… Lets talk!!!                           Contact  if you would like to be involved.

Christmas card making for parents!

Parent Group Xmas Card Making CDF

Come and Join us and create your own Christmas cards. A great chance to relax and meet other parents.

Here at The Huddleston Centre on the 12th December between 11am and 1pm! Toddlers welcome!

Refreshments provided.

Parent Group…finding out about local services available!

Come along and meet other parents, Find out what services are available to you in Hackney!

20th September 11am until 1pm at The Huddleston Centre.

Hackney Village 2017…We did it!




Short Breaks at The Huddleston Centre!

Short Breaks Activities! A few places remaining.

We will be running some great activities starting the 7th August, for two weeks for young people with low to moderate support needs. Please contact  or call us at 0208 985 9089 if you are interested!

Children’s Disability Forum – upcoming events

For the second year running we are holding this great event at Hackney Empire! If you are interested in joining us please call for a registration form…there are limited spaces so be quick!


Some great images from last years Hackney Village! We had lots of fun…




HenPower, a great project!!

Henpower is an amazing initiative where our young people get to engage with the older population of Hackney, often taking the hens out to new places to meet new people.

Our HenPower team have a great time!  If you are a young person with a disability who would like to join in the fun, or someone 50+ who would like to come and volunteer on the project, we would love to hear from you!

Get in touch with Cassandra  on 020 8985 9089 or today!

Check out these lovely pictures of their amazing art…


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