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The Children’s Disability Forum City and Hackney

30 Powell Road,
E5 8DJ
Telephone: 0208 985 9089
Website: The Children’s Disability Forum City and Hackney - Huddlestone Centre


Who we are:

The Children’s Disability Forum City and Hackney helps provide peer support for parents and Carers.

We are a parent/carer led forum where parents/carers come together to talk about some of the health and social issues they face raising a child with a disability and sharing useful information with each other.

What we do:

Our parent/carer led forum is an opportunity for parents/carers to come together and talk about some of the health and social issues they face raising a child with a disability and share useful information with each other.

The Children’s Disability Forum City also provides activities and events for young disabled people aged up to 25 years old.

These are provided to help with promoting the “voice” of young people through age appropriate, high quality, creative activity.

Discussion with young people is about what matters most to them when they think about their health.

One to one appointments are available to meet face to face with young people or parent/carers to talk openly about health and social issues related to disability.

Themes emerging from our work and discussions with young people and parents are fed back to commissioners so that they can be taken into consideration during service development. 

The Children’s Disability Forum City and Hackney offer an information and signposting library.

If we don’t have the information you need about local health services, we will help you try and find it.

Summer Activities 

For the last two years we have run fantastic project with young people at Hackney Empire. In 2017 we were upgraded to the main stage. 

You can find out more about these here:

More opportunities: 

We are looking for young people who are under 25 years old, have a disability or additional need and live in City and Hackney to be part of a small group that we hope will make a difference to the lives of other young people. 

We believe that "Together we can make a difference!" but we need you too. 

● 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?

Call the Huddleston Centre and leave Hugo a message with your phone number or email address: 0208 985 9089



Session times and activities vary.

For further information check here:

Updated information can also be found here: What's on? 

Contact the provider for further information.

Record Last Updated on: 30/09/2019

Local Offer


We do not provide specialist support.

We are not a counselling service and are not qualified to provide this support.

We can provide peer support from like-minded people.  

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Please see the “What’s on?" page for new session times and dates.

Other Details


This Service is free of charge

Who is eligible?

The Children’s Disability Forum does not have regular set days for activities and groups.

Sessions are arranged and advertised to members with plenty of notice.

Find out more: “What’s on..”

Referral required?


Referral Details

 Self-referral and warmly welcomed

What to do if you have a complaint

To make a complaint or give positive feedback about our service please email us and we will do our best to improve your experience within The Children’s Disability Forum. 

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


SEND Personal Budget - Notes

There is no cost to attend this service. You will be responsible for your own travel costs and personal expenses.

How to Get Here

Mini buses are available for children attending youth groups who are not able to travel on public transport. By prior arrangement.

The main venue is wheelchair accessible and there is a lift to all public areas

Changing facilities for children and young people: Yes 

Adapted toilet: Yes 

Hearing loop: No

Hoist: Yes 

Minicom: No

1:1 staff ratios if needed: By prior arrangement only  

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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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