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Hackney Ark Resource Centre e-newsletter Welcome to the Hackney Ark “Resource Centre” weekly newsletter! We are here to keep you informed! 11th February 2013

Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group Are you a Deaf Parent/ Deaf Parent to be? Live in Hackney and neighbouring Boroughs? Want to mix with other Deaf Parents & Children? Want to receive information, support and advice? Hackney Deaf Parenting Support Group run by Deaf Parenting UK When: 3rd Monday of every Month 12:30pm-2:30pm Comet Children’s Centre, 20 Halcomb Street, Hackney N1 5RF If you would like to attend or for more information - Contact: Nicola Campbell, DPUK Coordinator Email: info@deafparent.org.uk Fax: 0871 264 3323 SMS: 07928 842529 (text messages only)

Behaviour Management Workshops Deaf Parenting UK will be running a series of workshops for Deaf Parents at Hackney Deaf Parent Group. Behaviour Management’ Workshop Session 1: Monday 18 March 2013 Ways to build positive relationships with your child/ren - ideas, challenges, and sharing experiences. Session 2: Monday 20 May 2013


Parenting together - including parents who have separated. Thinking about promoting consistency, different parenting approaches and dealing with disagreements. Session 3: Monday 16 September 2013 Responding to difficult behaviour - the importance of non-verbal communication, praise and ignoring. Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm Where: Comet Children’s Centre20 Halcomb St, Hackney London, N1 5RF Please see attached poster – for more information, please contact Sheeza Ali, Deaf Parent Advocate: Email: Sheeza@deafparent.org.uk<mailto:Sheeza@deafparent.org.uk> SMS: 07783 277771 Nicole Campbell DPUK Families Project Coordinator sms: 07928 842529 fax: 0871 264 3323 www.deafparent.org.uk<http://www.deafparent.org.uk> [cid:image001.jpg@01CE0364.831FDF00]

Knowledge is power “Lost for words” Does your child have speech, language and communication difficulties? Would you like to learn more about what speech and language therapists can do to help and how you can help your child at home? Wednesday 13th February 2013 – 9:39am – 12:30pm At Hackney Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, Hackney, London E8 1GQ To book a place call Jenny Mbombo on 020 7014 7123 Email: Parent.partnership@homerton.nhs.uk Interpreter needed? Call at least 2 days before. Please note there are limited spaces for this session and places will be given on a first come first serve basis. Hackney parent partnership service: helping you to help your child


Hackney Ark, Downs Park Road London E8 2HY 020 7014 7123 Hackney Parent Partnership Service offers information and support to parents/carers and their children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Club Night @ Forest Road Hub, 17th February


Cycling opportunities The Hit Squad and Short Breaks team are working with Bike Works again to do 4 cycling sessions which are completely inclusive. There are all kinds of bikes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for wheelchair users there is a chair that can be attached to the front of the bike so they have the feeling of moving fast on a bike & adapted bikes for all abilities. This event was really popular before and


has resulted in several children starting to ride bikes and to attend the clubs at the weekends in Finsbury Park and Victoria park with their families. There are also opportunities to be part of a league competition cycling for children with learning difficulties and we would like to encourage everyone to attend so if you have anyone in mind please let them or us know â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have to book people in to know how many are coming and what their needs are. We will send round flyers when they are produced. All these sessions will take place at Petchey Academy (like before) on the following dates:

date Wed 20.02.13 half-term time: 11am to 12.30pm (1.5hrs) Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane E8 2EY

date Thurs 21.02.13 half-term time: 11am to 12.30pm (1.5hrs) Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane E8 2EY

date Wed 03.04.13 Easter hols time: 11am to 12.30pm (1.5hrs) Petchey Academy Shacklewell Lane E8 2EY

For more information please contact the number below: If you have any questions please contact the Hit Squad: Mon & Fri - Hackney Ark Tues - NICU/SCBU Homerton Hospital Wed & Thurs - Short Breaks Team Hitsquad@homerton.nhs.uk

Trinity Centre Saturday Club Second Saturday of each month Free inclusive drop-in play sessions for 4-10 year olds Time 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1pm Activities will include: Soft Play and Sensory Play Second Saturday of each month 09 Feb 2013 09 March 2013 The trinity Centre, Beechwood Road, E8 3DY


Resource Centre Competition The Resource Centre are giving away DVDS to anyone who is able to answer a question correctly in our weekly competition. 1. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s question is: What is the name of the Head of Service

for Hackney Ark? Your answers will need to be on a Resource Centre answer sheet, so Pop into the Resource Centre to get your answer sheet today!

HACKNEY FAMILIES TOGETHER


The next meeting of HACKNEY FAMILIES TOGETHER is on 27 February When: 10am--lunch provided (call before 25/2 to book Kosher or other special menu) Where: The Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street (opposite Hackney Town Hall) Speaker: Janet Mearns from Waving Not Drowning. Topic: Working, Benefits and Debt Advice & Info for parents & carers who are working/studying/claiming benefit. How can we work if we're the main carer for a disabled child? Can we insist on time off for appointments? How do other parents successfully combine working/studying with looking after disabled children? What to do if you're in debt, Local sources of help Come and hear Janet, ask questions, meet other parents... Please arrive on time--venue has limited capacity Crèche for Under 5s (call before 25/2)

Wheelpower junior camp Please see attached details of the upcoming Wheelpower junior camp on 23rd â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 24th Feb for secondary aged pupils with a physical disability. If you require any further information ,please contact: Stewart Jeeves, Sports Development Officer WheelPower stewart.jeeves@wheelpower.org.uk T: 01296 395995 M: 07725 207193 F: 01296 424171 Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP


Hackney Ark Weekly e-newsletter 11th February