Who we are
Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit joined forces with Short Breaks Hit Squad to start a Youth Club for young people with high functioning autism/ASD who struggle to attend mainstream youth clubs.
The club is run from Shoreditch Adventure Playground and is also suitable for 8-14 years with mild language delay.
What we do
- Provide a safe space for young people to come and play.
- A place to meet regularly, chat and develop friendships with other young people.
- A place to develop social skills.
Every week there is a choice of activities including:
- Access to a large adventure playground
- Opportunity to join individual or group sporting activities such as basketball or, football
- Opportunities to make friends and hang out with other young people
- Every session will finish with relaxation activities
Find out what other activtites we offer for young people with SEND: Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit
A social story is available for those that might need it.
Record Last Updated on: 10/01/2018
- Accessible changing facilities
- Adapted for wheelchairs
- Disabled toilet
Time / Date Details
Time of day
Monday evenings - term time
4pm - 5:30pm
Sign up to Young Hackney Membership and leisure passport is required.
Membership form available from the download section of this page: Young Hackney School and Youth Sports Unit
We also take referrals from:
Some sessions are very popular. Sign up to sessions is required in order to ensure we can understand and meet need and avoid disappointment if fully subscribed.
For more information please contact the service: YHsportsunit@hackney.gov.uk
What to do if you have a complaint
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; click here for more information.
Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?
SEND Personal Budget - Notes
These sessions are free at point of use.
How to Get Here
Buses: 76, 394 Train: Hoxton
Parking: on street
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