Looking for something to do?
Want to know what's on in and around your local area?
There are many different groups running in Hackney the links on this page are a good source of information.
We will try to keep you up to date with specialist SEND relevant groups in Hackney and update this page at least once a week.
Local Offer - Face to Face information sessions
If you have questions or need help understanding how to use the Local Offer or someone to do the searching for you, you can get face to face support during a Local Offer surgery. These are run on the last Tuesday of the month at...
At these surgeries the Local Offer Coordinator can help you to find and print the information from the website that you need.
The Local Coordinator is not a case worker and will not be able to advise you about individual situations.
In order to be as helpful as possible a representative from Hackney's Short Breaks team and a representative from Hackney SENDIAGS (SEND Information, Advice and Guidance Service) will also be offering face to face support at these sessions.
The next date for a Local Offer Surgeries at Hackney Ark - Resource Centre is: 30/05/17
Parents have said that if they are working it can be hard for them to make these sessions during working hours. We are looking into making a date for an early bird session or twighlight session. Please check back for times.
The Garden School are fundraising...
The Garden School is an “outstanding” Special School taking children aged 4-16 years. All pupils have a diagnosis of autism (ASD).
Eleven employees and two school governors from The Garden School will be running the Hackney Half marathon 'Run Hackney'
The half marathon takes place on the 30th April 2017. Most of the runners are new to running especially at this level.
Parents are also involved and are completing a 5k sponsored walk.
Parents will be met by pupils from the school at the finish line where they will all have a picnic. The parents 5K walk takes place on the 26th April 2017
You can donate to the staff running the half marathon here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/TheGarden
You can donate to the parents 5K here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/parentsof-thegardenschool
All money raised will be used for the school.
What is the money for?
Over £1,000 has already been raised during World Autism Week but more is needed to be able to reach the target.
Due to the high needs of the children at the school, many families find it difficult to find appropriate after school and holiday provision.
The money raised through this fundraising campaign will be used to set up a highly specialised and free after-school club.
There are also plans in place to start up a subsidised provision for the school's pupils during the school holidays.
To find out more about the schools continuing fundraising efforts follow them on:
The Garden’s School blog on the school’s website will give you more information on autism, the school and the fundraising activities:
Discover Young Hackney
The Discover Young Hackney festival returns for it’s biggest year ever in May 2017
NEWS Update - 10 April 2017
Discover Young Hackney returns for 2017. The youth arts festival will offer young people a chance to discover pathways to careers in the arts.
The May to September festival will involve over 150 artists, 50 volunteers, 400 young participants and over 3,000 audience members in venues across the borough.
If you want to try acrobatics or play the zither, whether you’re a pro or beginner, there will be something for you.
Page last updates 26/04/17