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CHOICE in Hackney

50 Ground Floor,
Defoe Block,
Hoxton Street,
N1 6LP
Telephone: 020 7613 3206
Text phone: 020 7613 3208
Website: Choice in Hackney


Who we are:

Choice in Hackney is a voluntary organisation, which provides Advocacy and Independent Living Services to disabled people in London.

They support disabled people from all communities to obtain the services they need to live independently, with dignity and to make choices about their lifestyles.

What we do:

Services include advocacy for disabled people on:

  • Accessible Housing
  • Respite and Holidays
  • Access to Health Services
  • Equipment and Adaptation  
  • Care Packages
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Complaints
  • Accessible Transport


  • Grant Applications
  • Housing Repairs
  • Hospital Discharge
  • Disability Equality Issues

Advocacy is the support and encouragement given by a professional advocate to a disabled user, to enable him/her to obtain services needed to live an independent and dignified lifestyle in the community.

Advocates work in partnership with the disabled person using this service meaning the advocate does not take control of the user's life, but will research options so that the user can make informed choices and take decisions.  Advocate will then assist them to follow through an the agreed changes. 

See more here... Choice in Hackney - Advocacy 

Support brokerage assists with individual budgets and developing a support plan.

See more here... Choice in Hackney - Brokerage

Active lifestyle project helps disabled people to get more involved with sports and fitness. First Friday of each month. 

See more here... Choice in Hackney - The Active Lifestyle Project

Free clubbercise dance fitness classes for Disabled Adults and the Elderly People at Britannia Leisure Centre

See more here... Choice in Hackney - Clubbersice

Volunteer services including escorting, shopping, gardening, organising paperwork, befriending and assisting with using a computer.

See more here... Choice in Hackney - Volunteering

Traditionally disabled people tend to be in low grade and low paid jobs. This project is an attempt to challenge this and improve the quality of disabled peoples lives.

See more here... Choice in Hackney - Training and Employment 

Time / Date Details

Time of day

  • Morning
  • Afternoon

Session Information

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm

Other Details

Referral Details

If you would like to receive the advocacy service or would like to refer someone then please contact the service or complete the referral form and email it to

What to do if you have a complaint

If there’s something you like or are not happy with, then talk about it with the worker or the manager so they can look at how they deliver their service. If you are still not happy, ask if they have a complaints procedure.

How to Get Here

Buses: 26, 35, 47, 48, 55, 67, 78, 149, 242, 243, 394

Tube: Old Street, Hoxton Station

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Disclaimer-important information about the Hackney Local Offer

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.

Some providers will be registered and inspected by external agencies, such as Ofsted or the Care Quality Commission. Anyone working with children and young people will be required to have appropriate Disclosure and Barring Service Check (the replacement for the Criminal Record Check), safeguarding policies and insurance in place, which they should make available to you on request.

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