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Coronavirus service update

As we have all had to stay indoors to keep ourselves and others safe, things are a-bit different than normal. But that doesn’t mean we are going to have any less fun. Young Hackney have moved their hubs online. Find out more here.

Playgrounds and Youth Hubs will be offering limited face to face sessions so that young people can remain safe and have fun. 

Young Hackney - Summer Guide 2020

If you're missing us and need to talk or require help or advice please contact us.

Phone: 020 8356 7404 9am-5pm Mon-Fri.

You can also e-mail us:

For the latest what's on news see our website 

Or stay in touch with us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @younghackney 

For up to date information you can also sign up to the daily newsletter delivered striaght to you inbox at

Who we are and what we do:

Young Hackney runs services and works with partners to provide a range of high quality inclusive universal and targeted play and youth work activities and programmes for children and young people aged 6-19 and aged up to 25 for young people with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). 

They also provide year round 'youth work' programmes at Young Hackney centres and specific outreach youth programmes in different venues across Hackney. 

Find out more: Young Hackney - Service Guide

Find out more:  Young Hackney - A guide for professionals

Being part of the community...

Activities include everything from music, drama and sports to relationship and training programmes.

There are five Young Hackney centres in the borough:

Being healthy...

Young Hackney also has two dedicated services to support young people's health

Being involved and being listened to...

Young Hackney - Youth Parliament. The Youth Parliament meets with decision makers in Hackney and makes sure that young people’s opinions are heard.

As a member of Youth Parliament, young people can:

•            develop new skills
•            gain qualifications
•            enjoy new experiences
•            improve their CV’s
•            make a difference to the community

Anyone aged 11-19 (up to 25 if the young person has SEND) can stand as a candidate. Elections take place every two years. 

Find out more: Hackney Youth Parliament

Volunteering and finding work...

You can get free internet access at Young Hackney centres to carry out job searches. 

Staff can give you advice on how to improve your CV and help you if you are struggling with an application form.

Young Hackney also help support young people to find volunteering opportunities and work opportunities.

Drop in at your nearest centre for more information or check out the latest information on their website: 

See also session at Young Hackney centres run byProspects Careers Services

Young Hackney provide some volunteering opportunities within their organisation.

Please contact Peter Algas (Core Leader, Young Hackney - Active and Achieving - Children & Young People)

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    If you have any feedback about the service you received – something you like or are not happy with; then do talk about it with the worker or manager in the service, so that they can look at how they deliver their service.

    If you have a situation that you are still not happy about then you can raise it formally as part of the London Borough of Hackney complaints procedure.

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    Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

    Hackney's Local Offer website is a free and impartial service provided by the London Borough of Hackney in partnership with the NHS, local education, health and community services. The information contained within the website is available for the purposes of identifying services and provision that may be available to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

    This information does not represent a recommendation or an endorsement of a Service or Provider and neither does the London Borough of Hackney or its partners make any representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information. Anyone seeking to use or access a service or provision is responsible for undertaking their own checks to determine the suitability and fitness for purpose of that service and provision. In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damages whatsoever arising from use or loss of use of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of the Hackney Local Offer.

    Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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