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Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition

Hackney Ark,
Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 020 7014 7000
020 7014 7025 (Physio and OT)
020 7014 7089 (SaLT)


Who we are: 

Hackney Ark is a centre for children and young people with disabilities and additional needs. Different services are available from the centre including therapies and health support for children aged 0 - 18.

Children and young people attending one of the borough's special schools can still recive support from Hackney Ark services until they are 19 years old. 

Hackney Ark's  therapy services includes:

Support from Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition will help young people in these services (and their families) to plan and prepare for moving on from children’s therapy services. This is a process called Preparing for Adulthood.

What we do: 

When children and young people reach the age of 18 they will  be leaving Hackney Ark - Children’s Therapy Services.

Some people will be able to get support from specialist adult services and others will be supported by universal services.

Support from adult services will be delivered in different ways to the services provided by children's therapies services: Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition info graphics - What will be different?

Planning starts from 14 years old so that the young people have time to get used to making more decisions themselves, with support if needed.   

The young person and family will be involved in planning for any of the changes. Good planning leads to good transitions: Hackney Ark - Therapy Transition Plan information

Young people and their families can find out more about preparing for this change with our Ready, Set, Launch (Template)

Young people and their families may want to use our Moving on plan - Health Passport (template) to help keep health information in one place so it can be taken to appointments and shared with people who work in health support services. 

Record Last Updated on: 06/02/2020

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Other Details

Referral required?


Referral Details

Young people receiving Therapies Transition support will already be known to Hackney Ark therapies services. 

What to do if you have a complaint

Complaints can be made to a clinician or manager in the service or alternatively through the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

The service can be contacted on 020 8510 7315 or

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 press the entry-phone so the main reception can enable access to the cantre's 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 taxis for patients.

Consideration may be given for the use of hospital transport only in very exceptional circumstances.

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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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