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Hackney Captains - Hackney's Ark's Youth Council

Hackney Ark,
(for enquires but meetings may take place at different venues),
Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 02070147025


Who we are: 

Hackney Ark - Youth Council known as Hackney Captains  is a group for young people with additional needs set up to give feedback about Hackney Ark health services available at Hackney Ark  including:

Being a Hackney Captain can really make a difference to how Hackney Ark  services will work with young people. 

"We enjoyed our last meeting and are looking forward to hearing what our members have to say next. We’d love to see some new faces!"

What we do:

Hackney Captains help us understand how to change things for the better by giving feedback. There are lots of exciting things that we want help with; including some flyer designs, improving the waiting areas and the opportunity to become judges on a funding panel.

There will be  free pizza AND opportunities to make the Hackney Ark better for young people!

Taking part in Hackney Ark’s Youth Council is a great way of adding experience to your CV.

Who is it for?

Hackney Ark - Youth Council - Hackney Captains  is open to any young person aged 13-19 who is or has been known to any Hackney Ark service.

We can’t provide 1:1 support but the venue is accessible and we will have a Speech and Language Therapist present for young people who may benefit from this support on the day.

Young People are welcome to attend alone and will be made very welcome.

Or if they would prefer to attend with a friend/family member then both are very welcome.

Meeting dates and times for 2020...

  • 17th February 10:30am - 12:30pm 
  • 11th May 4-6pm 
  • 17th August 10:30am - 12:30pm

Meeting dates and times for 2021...

  • 2nd November 4-6pm 
  • 15th February 2-4pm 
  • 10th May 4-6pm 
  • 16th August 2-4pm 

Venue: TBC

Contact on the day: 07818017523

Record Last Updated on: 09/01/2020

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Contact Name
Vicky, Yvonne, Rowan or Aria
Contact Telephone
Contact Email

How to Get Here

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

Train: Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs

Parking: The car park has 10 car spaces including two spaces for disabled drivers along with motorcycle and bicycle spaces.

Parking is restricted to clients and service users only.

Service users will need to use the entry-phone to alert main reception of their arrival and be permitted to enter the car park.  Anyone using the car park does so at their own risk.

There are on street parking bays opposite the building.

Transport to Service? For some children & young people depending on their mobility needs.

Reception can ring for cabs for service users.

How to get to Forest Road Youth Hub

Buses: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 277, 488

Train: Dalston Junction

Parking: Drop-off and one disabled parking space in front of the centre; metered parking in surrounding streets

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