Our Programmes

Short Breaks

When: Monday – Friday during the half-term breaks, including the Easter and Summer holidays
Times: between 10am-4:30pm
Who: Ages 9-17 years
Cost: Free, but you must be registered with Short Breaks

The Huddleston Centre is a registered Short Breaks provider in Hackney. Short Breaks allows disabled young people to have an enjoyable break from their main carer and give their carer respite from their caring responsibilities.

Our Short breaks offering includes arts and crafts activities, regular trips out and the opportunity for young people with special educational needs to socialise in an inclusive environment. We provide experienced support staff, a pick-up and drop-off service, and specialist equipment to enable young people participate in Short Breaks activities with us.

For more information and to request a referral pack to sign up to our Short Breaks schemes email: info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk

Immediate Theatre

When: Monday evenings, Term time
Times: 6pm-8pm
Who: Ages 12-25 years with SEND
Cost: Free
Immediate Theatre run a dedicated session for young people aged 12-25 with disabilities on Monday evenings. The weekly drama sessions provide a fun and supportive environment for participants to express themselves.
For more information and to sign up please contact EbYT Coordinator Gavin Dent: gavin@immediate-theatre.com

Sensory Club

When: Tuesday evenings, Term time
Times: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Who: Ages 9-16 years
Cost: £2 per session

The Sensory club is suitable for young people with high needs, often requiring 1:1 or 2:1 support. The activities are sensory focused in a calming and soothing environment, allowing our members to get some respite from their daily activities, as well as socialise with their peers in an inclusive setting.

We provide experienced staff who offer supportive encouragement for members to actively take part in the session. Our staff can assist with the personal care of the young person. We’re also able to provide a drop-off service and equipment to enable members to take part in the club’s activities.

For more information and to request a referral pack to sign up to this club email: info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk

Social Club

When: Friday evenings, Term time
Times: 6:30pm-8pm
Who: Ages 13-25 years
Cost: £2 per session

The Social Club is ideal for members who wish to make new friends or who want somewhere to go on a Friday evening. Our activities run every Friday evening during the term. Our young people take part in a range of activities including games, inclusive sports, movies nights, going on trips and residentials. We also run sessions where our members are able to learn more about their health, CV and employability skills, and make steps towards becoming more independent.

We provide a supportive, inclusive environment with our experiences support staff, and can provide a drop-off service for those who are unable to make their way home or be picked up.

Club members subscribe £2 per session. The club is part of our Youth Project funded by grants and other donors.

For more information and to request a referral pack to sign up to this club email: info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk

Hackney Village/Limitless

When: Summer Holidays; usually the last week in August each year
Who: 11-25 years
Cost: Free
This is a unique and exciting annual theatre project for young disabled people living in Hackney. Hosted by Hackney Empire and coordinated by our Children’s Disability Forum. T
This week of creative activities offers participants the opportunity to collaborate with practicing actors, musicians, artists and designers, to create and develop their own performance piece and showcased at the end of the week, live on stage, at Hackney Empire’s Stage 2.

Booking is essential and we start accepting applications at the end of June each year.

For more information and to request a referral pack to sign up to this club email: info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk

Children’s Disability Forum

When: 6-8 weeks calendar of activities
Who: Parents/carers and Disabled Young people
Cost: Free

Huddleston Centre coordinates the City & Hackney Children’s Disability Forum (CDF), funded by the NHS CCG to enable parents, carers, disabled children and young people to provide feedback to commissioners and statutory services about health and well-being services provisions for disabled children. There is the ‘Young Peoples Voices’, ‘Parents/Carers Forum’ and ‘Deep Dives’ interventions that enable young people and their parents/carers give feedback in matters that concern them most in healthcare services provision.

These are done through coffee mornings, information sessions, support groups and listening posts every 6-8 weeks.  All are welcome.

For more information about our clubs, or to request a referral pack to sign up to one of our clubs please contact the centre on 020 8985 9089, or email info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk.