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Hackney Ark - Resource Centre - Information & Advice

Hackney Ark,
Downs Park Road,
E8 2FP
Telephone: 0207 014 7006
Website: Hackney Ark


Who we are:

The Resource Centre is a one stop shop for information, advice and support welcoming professionals, parents/carers of children with disabilities and SEN and young people themselves. 

What we do:

The range of services available when you visit include:

  • a library of books
  • a sensory space for children to play in (parents/carers must supervise) 
  • information leaflets
  • funding packs
  • Resource Centre newsletter
  • two public computers equipped with internet access and learning aids
  • Support to fill in Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Personal Independence Payments (PIP) forms by appointment
  • space where other services run support groups. e.g. SENDIAGS drop in sessions, Parent carer forum - HiP sessions, As1 parent support group, ASD parent information sessions, Sensory Processing workshops. 


SENDIAGS Drop in advice session...

  • Every Tuesday 10:00am -2:00pm ( except during half term) 

Find out more: SENDIAGS (SEND Information, Advice and Guidance Service)

Support filling in forms from other Hackney services...

For support filling in forms such as DLA (Disability Living Allowance) if the Resource Centre Coordinator is not available please contact one of the following organisations who also provide this service:

Hackney Advice Service - Specialising in Disability and Immigration...

Phone: 020 7 001 1728  or 07983898918

Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) - Hackney Advice Service

Phone: 020 3621 3323

Hackney Community Law Centre

Phone: 020 7633 4531

Hackney Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Phone: 020 8525 6350  or 0844 499 1195

Record Last Updated on: 20/02/2019

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Other Details



What to do if you have a complaint

Complete a standard form from reception for the feedback box which will be sent to centre manager

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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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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