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Targeted Health Outreach Team – School holiday scheme

C/O Hackney Ark,
Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 020 7014 7176


Who we are: 

Targeted Health Outreach Team run services for young people who have additional needs for example Learning Disabilities, autistic spectrum condition (including Aspergers) or those with physical disabilities. 

The team works with those who do not get support from social work services. 

  • are aged 14 - 19
  • have special educational needs (SEN) or a disability
  • would like some support around developing their independence and improving their health wellbeing

What we do:

Targeted Health Outreach – School holiday schemes are for those with Special or Additional Educational Needs and or disabilities (SEND) and who want support to develop their independence and improve their health and wellbeing.

During school holidays and the Summer break, we provide a number of activities for young people. Some of the activities are provided in partnership with other organisations like the Geffrye Museum, Mouth that Roars and Access To Sports.

Activities may include:

  • Sports Activities
  • Art workshops
  • Film making
  • Media workshops (drama, art and music)
  • Cinema and bowling trips
  • Cooking
  • Trips out of the Borough
  • Travel training in Hackney and beyond
  • Camping
  • Personal safety
  • Visits to local youth venues and services

The scheme runs from different venues across Hackney including some schools and college settings. 

Although the scheme is free, a small contribution to some of the activities may be needed. 

A range of activities are provided that are designed to increase confidence, levels of physical activity, independence skills and emotional health and wellbeing.

Activities may include:

  • Kayaking
  • Narrow boating
  • Art workshops
  • Film making
  • Cooking and
  • trips out of the Borough

The scheme runs from different venues across Hackney including some schools and college settings. 

Although the scheme is free, a small contribution to some of the activities may be needed. 

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Find out more: Targeted Health Outreach Team

Record Last Updated on: 19/08/2019

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 10am - 3pm

Other Details


Some activities may incur a small cost

Referral required?


Referral Details

Both self-referrals and professional referrals accepted.

Referral to Targeted Health Outreach Team are for young people with disabilities/learning difficulties aged 14-19, and living in Hackney or the City of London.

Other criteria-  Not in receipt of social care services and who wouldn’t normally qualify for a social care service.

Our referral form is available in the download section of the page: Targeted Health Outreach Team

All referrals are discussed by the team to ensure they meet the criteria.

What to do if you have a complaint

If you have a concern about the support you or a relative or friend is receiving you should talk to the person in charge of the support or the manager of the service.

If you prefer to discuss your concern with someone independent of your care team then you can contact our Patient Liaison and Advice Service (PALS).

The PALS team can help resolve queries and concerns quickly and if you are not happy with the outcome then they can advise you on our formal complaints process.


Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row

London E9 6SR


Phone: 020 8510 7315 - out of office hours voicemail service available

Textphone: 07584 445 400


How to Get Here

Buses: 30, 56, 276, 149, 67, 76, 243

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: limited parking for patients

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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.

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