Who we are...
The Children’s Disability Forum City and Hackney helps provide peer support for parents and carers.
We are a users led forum for parent-carers to come together to talk about health and social issues and challenges they face raising a child, children or young person with a disability.
What we do...
Sharing and supporting
Our parent-carer led forum is an opportunity to come together and discuss health and social issues or challenges faced when raising a child, children or young person with a disability. The forum is an opportunity to share thoughts and useful information with each other.
Discussions with disabled young people is about what matters most to them when they think about their health. One-to-one appointments are available to meet and talk openly with young people or their parent-carers about their experiences related to disability, health and social issues.
Informing and influencing
Themes emerging from this work and discussions with young people and parent-carers are fed back to be taken into consideration by City & Hackney's NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) during further service development.
Information and signposting
The Children’s Disability Forum also offer an information and signposting service. If we don’t have the information you need about local health services, we will help you try and find it.
High quality, creative activities for young disabled people
During the Summer holidays The Children’s Disability Forum provides a week long programme of high quality, creative activities for young disabled people aged 12-25 years old. These activities focus on promoting the “voice” of young disabled people and finish with an event or performance for; parent-carers, friends and family, interested service leads and people of influence in all sectors.
Since 2016 we have partnered with Hackney Empire and other partners to run the Summer programme. You can find out more about this work in the reports listed in the download section of this page.
Come and join us...
● Do you want to be part of a small group of young people who would
like to discuss different topics with each other?
● Do you have things you would like to say to other young people about
what it is like to live with either a disability or a special need?
● Would you like to be one of the forum committee?
We believe that "Together we can make a difference!".
We are always looking for more young people under 25 who live in City and Hackney, have a disability or additional needs and want to be part of a small group that we hope will make a difference to the lives of other young people. If this sound like something you would like to be involved in get in touch with us.
Call the Huddleston Centre and leave us a message with your phone number or email address: 0208 985 9089
Record Last Updated on: 22/09/2020