Summer Activities Guide 2024

SEND-friendly summer activities 2024

Information provided (as of 04/07/2024) is accurate to the best of our knowledge, and may be subject to change. Please check with providers directly before booking onto activities.

Adventure Play – page 4

Young Hackney Youth Hubs for 6-19 year olds (up to 25 with SEND) – pages 5-6

Free or low-cost activities for 5-25 year olds – pages 6-8

Sports – page 11


Adventure Play

Shoreditch Adventure Playground

22 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
Free. Age: 6-15 (up to 18 with SEND).
Shoreditch Park, Mintern Street, London N1 5EF
Info: younghackney.org; 020 7729 3770; ShoreditchAP@hackney.gov.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: accessibility support for people with visual impairments, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, Mental Health First Aid trained staff, sensory room or play activities, quiet room, wheelchair accessible

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer should show documentation, the young person’s EHC Plan, official diagnoses, pending diagnoses and agency information (DBS). In addition, a conversation around the child/young person’s needs, lived experiences is all also considered.

Other information from the provider: “All our activities and trips are inclusive to all individuals. The ethos and culture at SAP is amplified by the attitudes of the staff, children and young people that is embedded in the practice and relationships that are delivered and are formed on site.”

Hackney Marsh Adventure Playground

25 July – 23 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
Free. Age: 6-15 (up to 18 with SEND).
Daubeney Fields, Kingsmead Way, E9 5PP
Info: younghackney.org; 020 8986 7245; HackneyMarshAP@hackney.gov.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: A completed Young Hackney membership for the young person including parent & carer details. The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and will need to provide a photo ID. All visitors are required to sign in daily.

Other information from the provider: “Freely chosen play activities, outdoors playground and indoor play space, arts & crafts, den building, sports & team games, gardening, cooking. We are an open access adventure playground. HMAP does not offer one-to-one support or additional support staff.”

Pearson Street Adventure Playground

22 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 10.30am-5.30pm
Drop-in sessions. Registration in person on the day required.
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
Free. Age: 6-16.
Pearson Street, E2 8EL
Info: hackneyplay.org/pearson-street-adventure-playground-2; 020 7033 4322; pearsonstreet@hackneyplay.org

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs to provide a photo ID.

Other information from the provider: “Sensory play, water play, free play open space. Parents and carers are welcome to stay and support the young person.”

Homerton Grove Adventure Playground

24 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm
Drop-in sessions. Registration in person on the day required.
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Free. Age: 6-16.
Wardle Street, E9 6BX
Info: hackneyplay.org/homerton-grove; 020 8985 9202; homerton@hackneyplay.org

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: quiet room.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer has to have an Enhanced DBS Check and a permission letter from the parent.

Other information from the provider: “We are an open access playscheme (children are free to come and go as they choose).”

Shakespeare Walk Adventure Playground

25 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 12pm-5pm
Drop-in sessions. Building/woodwork/den-making, cooking/baking sessions and arts and crafts! Registration in person required.
25-30 July & 8, 15, 22, 29 August: music studio workshops
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Free. Age: 6-16 (up to 25 with SEND).
69 Shakespeare Walk, Stoke Newington, N16 8TB.
Info: swapa.org.uk/calendar; 020 7249 8405; helloswapa@swapa.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities.

On site: sensory room or play activities.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs to be named on the registration form.

Other information from the provider: “Young people with SEND can take part in all of our activities that staff can make reasonable adjustments to.”

Evergreen Play Association

29 July-30 August, Mon-Fri, 10.30am-5pm
Free (£1 registration fee on signup). Age: 6-15 (up to 18 with SEND). SEND-friendly
Beehive Close, E8 3JT
Info: evergreenplay.co.uk; 020 7275 9004; evergreenplay@yahoo.co.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities.

On site: designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, sensory room or play activities.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer should provide a copy of their Enhanced DBS Check or ID card from the agency they work for

Other information from the provider: “We are currently near full capacity. There is limited space for children with additional needs from 10.30am-1pm. We provide 1:1 support workers. Children need to be preregistered and are given a number of sessions over the summer.”


Young Hackney Youth Hubs for 6-19 year olds (up to 25 with SEND)

Young Hackney Forest Road

22 July-23 Aug, Mon-Fri, Juniors (6-12 years), 10am-3pm; Seniors (13-19 years), 4-8pm
Each of the weeks have an individual theme. Free. Age: 6-19 (25 with SEND).
29 Forest Road, E8 3BY.
Info: younghackney.org; charlene.brown@hackney.gov.uk; 020 8356 2200

SEND offer
Forest Road runs a fun and interactive offer for SEND young people. It cannot offer one-to-one support but it will have one specialised activity per day for young people to participate in. There is also a quiet space and a sensory box on hand. Small group sessions include Lego building.

Young Hackney The Edge

22 July-23 Aug, Mon-Fri, Juniors (8-12 years), 10am-3pm; Seniors (13-19 years), 4-8pm
Free. Age: 8-19 (25 with SEND).
7 Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN.
Info: younghackney.org; tim.ibrahim@hackney.gov.uk; 020 8356 1063

SEND offer
The Edge runs a fun and interactive offer for SEND young people. It cannot offer one-to-one support but it will have one specialised activity per day for young people to participate in.


Free or low-cost activities for 5-25 year olds

Rising Tide

Mon, Wed, Fris until 31 July, 4-7pm
Access to Music
Hackney’s creative youth hub providing songwriting, engineering and artistic training and mentoring to young people. No prior experience of music, performance or engineering is required.
Free. Age: 14-25.
270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
Info: rising-tide.org.uk; 020 8986 3222; jessa@rising-tide.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, Mental Health First Aid trained staff, sensory room or play activities, quiet room.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: A completed Rising Tide Membership for the young person including carer details. The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and parental consent if the young person is under 16.

Other information from the provider: “We can adapt all of our programming to meet sensory needs (adaptable lighting, flexible breaks, designated ‘quiet sessions’ text reminders, 1:1 check-ins with youth work team, able to provide stim toys, snacks, quiet spaces, noise cancelling headphones). The venue is not wheelchair accessible (three steps to entrance) but all delivery occurs on one floor.”

Young Urban Arts Foundation

Thursdays until 31 July, 6.30-8.30pm
YUAF Amplify
Creative workshops through the YUAF Outreach Media Bus. Learn music production, rap, podcasting and more for free.
Free. Age: 13-19 (up to 25 with SEND).
The Edge Youth Hub, 7 Woodberry Grove, N4 1SN
Info: yuaf.org/workshops; 020 3281 7597; tomas@yuaf.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: accessibility support for people with visual impairments, designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, quiet room, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check.

Other information from the provider: “All our activities are suitable for young people with SEND.”

Hackney Volunteer Police Cadets

19 July-6 September, various times
Uniformed services group, community events, camping, activity camps, Duke of Edinburgh Awards and more.
Young people must be police cadets to take part.
Free. Email to register. Age: 12-19 (25 with SEND).
Stoke Newington Police Station, N16 8DS
Info: hackneyvpc@gmail.com

Suitable for young people with: autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, hearing loss.

On site: Please ask for more info.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: A signed letter from the parent/guardian of the young person. The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and will need to provide photo ID.

Other information from the provider: “We welcome all young people and will discuss specific requirements as required.”

Play Rangers

24 July-22 August, Wed & Thurs, 10.30am-4.30pm
Join the Clapton Park Play Rangers every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the school summer holidays.
Free. Age 6-12. Parents/carers arriving with children are welcome to stay. Gilpin Square, Ladybower Court, 4 Gilpin Rd, E5 0HJ.
Info: hackneyplay.org; 020 8985 9202

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: Wheelchair accessible. This is an outdoors session.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: A support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check. Parents or carers arriving with children are welcome to stay.

Other information from the provider: “Parents are encouraged to stay for sessions.”

Laburnum Boat Club

22 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm (breakfast club 9-10am)
Open access youth club. Activities based around canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, day trips and more.
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
£5 per day. Age: 9-18.
Laburnum Street, E2 8BH
Info: laburnumboatclub.com; 020 7729 2915; info@laburnumboatclub.com

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: Please phone to discuss support needs.

Does not allow external support workers/carers for young people with SEND.

Other information from the provider: “We are an open access youth club.”

Cycling Club Hackney

22 July-23 August, Sat, 9am-12pm
Cycling and cycle sport sessions for young people, from beginners to those with an interest in competitive racing.
£4 per day. Age: 8-18. SEND-friendly
Elsdale Community Hall, E9 6PW
Info: cyclingclubhackney.co.uk; 07751 495 853; neil@cyclingclubhackney.co.uk

Suitable for young people with: Please contact provider directly for info.

On site: Please contact provider directly for info.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: Please contact provider directly for info.

Other information from the provider: “Please contact provider directly for info.”

Immediate Theatre

22 July-26 August, various times
High-quality open access youth theatres on estates in Hackney, engaging participants who do not traditionally have access to arts opportunities. During the Breakout and Exposure summer holiday projects, young people will get the opportunity to create and perform in a play, help to make sets, props and costumes, take part in a range of creative activities and games, gain AQA Accreditation, make new friends & have fun.
22-26 July, 10.30am-4.30pm: Breakout
Age: 5-11
5-17 August, 10am-4.30pm: Exposure
Age: 13-18 (up to 25 with SEND)
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Contact Charmain through the details below for more details and to sign up.
Nisbet Community Centre, Crozier Terrace, E9 6AJ
Info: immediate-theatre.com/work/estate-based-youth-theatres; 07525 892 953; charmain@immediate-theatre.com

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid.

On site: wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and photo ID.

Other information from the provider: “We do not have specific activities for young people with SEND, but do make reasonable adjustments for those who require it.”

Salaam Peace

23 July-23 August, Tues-Fri, various times
Community sports, education and mentoring.
Tuesdays (fortnightly), 4.15-5.15pm: Geffrye Estate, N1
Tuesdays (fortnightly), 4.15-5.15pm: Somerford and Shacklewell Estate, N16
Tuesdays (fortnightly), 5.30-6.30pm: Colville Estate, N1
Tuesdays (fortnightly), 5.45-6.45pm: Hill Court Estate, N16
Thursdays, 4.15-5.15pm: Frampton Park Estate Sports, Frampton Estate, E9.
Thursdays, 5.45-6.45pm: Nisbet House Community Engagement, Nisbet House, E9.
Fridays, 4.15-5.15pm: Hawksley Community Engagement, Hawksley Estate N16.
Fridays, 5.45-6.45pm: Smalley Road, N16
Fridays, 5.45-6.45pm: Lordship Estate, N16
Age: 8-16. Free. Register on arrival. SEND-friendly
Info: salaampeace.org; 07949 983 500; sab@salaampeace.org

Suitable for young people with: Please contact provider directly for info.

On site: Please contact provider directly for info.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: Please contact provider directly for info.

Other information from the provider: “Please contact provider directly for info.”

The Crib

23 July-30 August, Sat, 9am-12pm
Youth club with a summer holiday programme throughout the six weeks.
£1 per day. Age: 5-19. SEND-friendly
1-16 Benyon Court, Balmes Road, N1 5TJ
Info: thecrib.org.uk; 020 7254 4732; admin@thecrib.biz

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid.

On site: increased staff to young person supervision ratios, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and a letter from the parent/carer. We would like to have a conversation with parent/carer prior to the young person beginning sessions.

Other information from the provider: “We are inclusive for all, but it just depends what activities we are offering each day – some may not be suitable.”

The Mentoring Lab

24 July-18 August, Tues-Fri, 2-6pm
Game Time is a HAF programme for young people and is a mixture of multisports, creative arts and trips.
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
Free (£10 per day for those not on Free School Meals). Age: 5-16. SEND-friendly
Nye Bevan Community Hall, E5 0AW
Info: tmlcommunity.org; 020 8158 8500; office@thementoringlab.co.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties.

On site: increased staff to young people supervision ratios.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check, work email confirmation, and letter from parent/carer.

Other information from the provider: “Arts and crafts, gaming, inclusive multi-sports, mentoring.”

Mouth That Roars

24 July-25 August, Weds-Fri, various times
All types of film-making for young people.
Tuesdays, 12-5pm: In Focus SEND Film Club. Age: 13-25.
Wednesdays, 1-4pm: YoungOnes Film Club. Age: 10-12.
Thursdays, 5-8pm: Thursday Film Watching. Age: 13-19 (25 with SEND).
Saturdays, 1-5pm: Saturday Film Drop-In. Age: 13-19 (25 with SEND).
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
Free. Age: 13-19 (25 with SEND). SEND-friendly
29 Waterson Street, E2 8HT
Info: mouththatroars.com; 020 7729 2323; mouththatroars@btconnect.com

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: accessibility support for people with visual impairments, designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, wheelchair accessible

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check.

Other information from the provider: “Our Tuesday sessions are specfically for young people with SEND.”

Leaside

25 July-30 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-3.30pm
A range of adventurous outdoor activities and watersports for the community, including cycling, kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddleboarding for all ages and abilities.
Summer Holiday Activity Club
Non-members: £40 per day; members £25 per day/£100 per week. Age: 8-18 (up to 25 with SEND). Free food as part of the HAF programme. SEND-friendly.
34 Spring Lane, E5 9HQ
Info: leaside.org.uk; 020 8806 6887; info@leaside.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: accessibility support for people with visual impairments, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check.

Other information from the provider: “All our paddlesport activities are suitable for SEND young people. We might ask you to visit us to discuss the young person’s needs beforehand.”

Hope (Gascoyne & Morningside Youth Clubs)

25 July-2 September, Mon-Fri, 1-7pm (Wednesday trip times TBA)
Open access youth club. Activities include football, roller skating, arts & crafts, slime making, dodgeball, social enterprise training, education support, tennis, Wednesday off-site trips and much more.
Free food as part of the HAF programme.
£5 per day. Age: 5-19 (25 with SEND). SEND-friendly
Morningside Community Centre, E9 6SJ.
Gascoyne 1 Community Centre, E9 7FA.
Kingshold Community Centre, E9 7JE.
Info: hopeatmorningside.org; 07958 771 953; info@hopeatmorningside.org

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities.

On site: increased staff to young people supervision ratios, quiet room, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and will need to provide a photo ID and permission letter from the parent/guardian, with details of assistance required.

Other information from the provider: “Activities very much depend on the need of the young person. We aim to incorporate them into all activities.”

Hoxton Hall

28 July-29 August, Mon-Thurs, various times
Free arts activities for young people. Circus skills, music production, drama and dance. Week one includes singing sessions with vocal coaches as part of a choir; week two is learning musical instruments and art; week three is music skills; week four is drama fun and games and week five is making carnival costumes and dances to perform at Hackney Carnival. Each summer activity lasts three days. There is also a youth music event for those aged 14+ on 1 August.
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Free.
Age: 7-19 (25 with SEND). SEND-friendly
130 Hoxton Street, N1 6SH
Info: hoxtonhall.co.uk; 020 7729 2323; grace@hoxtonhall.co.uk

Suitable for young people with: Please contact provider directly for info.

On site: Please contact provider directly for info.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: Please contact provider directly for info.

Other information from the provider: “Please contact provider directly for info.”

Hackney Quest

29 July-30 August, various times
Day trips, activities and in-house youth sessions
This includes a ‘transitions programme’ for Year 6 into Year 7, from 12 to 14 August; a Thursday afternoon in-house youth session for young people aged 12 to 16 years, and various day trips, Young people need to bring a packed lunch for the day trips and Zip cards for those 11+ are needed.
£2 per trip. Age: 8-19. A young person must become a registered member of Hackney Quest to join.
1 Poole Road, E9 7AE. Info: hackneyquest.org.uk; 020 8533 5480; enquiry@hackneyquest.org.uk

Employability sessions and cultural trips for 16-25 year olds
Join an employability session with Hackney Quest every Tuesday evening, and daytime cultural trips.
Free. Age: 16-25. A young person must become a registered member of Hackney Quest to join. 1 Poole Road, E9 7AE.
Info: hackneyquest.org.uk; 020 8533 5480; bella@hackneyquest.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid.

On site: increased staff to young people supervision ratios, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and will need to provide a photo ID and permission letter from the parent/guardian.

Other information from the provider: “Young people with SEND can participate in all our activities. Where needed, additional staff take part in the sessions.”

North London Muslim Community Centre

29 July-30 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm
Day trips, activities, creative activities, multi-sports & more.
66-68 Cazenove Road, N16 6AA
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Free.
Cost varies per activity. Age: 8-19 (up to 21 with SEND). SEND-friendly.
Info: nlmcc.org.uk; 020 8806 1147 (ext. 4); youth@nlmcc.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, dyslexia/dyscalculia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, hearing loss, learning difficulties,.

On site: Mental Health First Aid trained staff, sensory room or play activities, quiet room.

Does not welcome external support workers/carers for young people with SEND.

Other information from the provider: “We try to be inclusive.”

YOH

1-30 August, Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm
Engaging developmental activities for children and young people.
Free food as part of the HAF programme. Free. Age: 8-18.
2-4 Phillipp Street, N1 5NU
Info: yoh.org.uk; 07449 161 234; info@yoh.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia.

On site: designated SEND staff, Mental Health First Aid trained staff, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check, references and ID check (ID and address).

Other information from the provider: “The summer programme will involve travelling around London and Essex. Therefore, all participants will be required to use public transport safely and within a group.”

The Huddleston Centre

5-30 August, various times
Short Breaks activities for young people during the summer and school holidays.
Summer Scheme
5-23 August, Mon-Fri, 10am-4.30pm (pick-up service between 9.45-11am, drop-off service between 3.15pm-4.30pm)
Summer holiday respite with a pick-up & drop-off service for young people with disabilities.
Age: 7-19
Free if in receipt of Short Breaks (some activities £20).
Our Village Drama Club
26-30 August, 9.30am-5pm. Free.
Age: 9-18 (up to 25 with SEND).
Free. Register by emailing for a referral form, or via your social worker or Short Breaks.
St Barnabas Church, Homerton High Street, E9 6DL
Info: huddlestoncentre.org.uk; 020 8985 9089; info@huddlestoncentre.org.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: accessibility support for people with visual impairments, designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, quiet room.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check, and a letter from the parent/guardian of the young person. They will also need to complete their monitoring forms.

Other information from the provider: “All our activities are SEND planned and accessible to our users. Once we are aware of young people’s individual needs we will tailor the activities so that they are suitable for all members and remain inclusive. We can also support members who need 1:1 or 2:1 care.”


Sports

Badu Sports

29 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 8.30am-4.30pm
Multisports camp
£25 per day (£100 per week). Age: 5-11. SEND-friendly
The City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA
Info: badusports.classforkids.io; 07852 726 907; camps@thebaduway.com

Football Camp
29 July-23 August, Mon-Fri, 9am-4.30pm
£25 per day (£100 per week). Age: 5-15. SEND-friendly
The City Academy, Homerton Row, E9 6EA
Info: badusports.classforkids.io; 07852 726 907; camps@thebaduway.com

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, learning difficulties.

On site: designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios.

Does not welcome external support workers/carers for young people with SEND.

Other information from the provider: “Depending on the individual’s needs, we offer multisport and arts & crafts.”

Young Hackney Sports Unit

29 July-29 August, various times and locations
Free. Age: 8-19 (up to 25 with SEND).
Info: younghackney.org; 020 8356 1292; YHSportsUnit@hackney.gov.uk

Suitable for young people with: ADHD, autism, dyslexia/dyscalculia, dyspraxia, emotional wellbeing/mental health needs, global developmental delay, hearing loss, learning difficulties, other mobility/motor skills disabilities, physical disabilities requiring the use of a wheelchair or mobility aid, vision loss.

On site: designated SEND staff, increased staff to young people supervision ratios, Mental Health First Aid trained staff, sensory room or play activities, wheelchair accessible.

Welcomes external support workers/carers for young people with SEND if the following is completed: A completed Young Hackney membership for the young person including parent & carer details. The support worker/carer needs an Enhanced DBS Check and will need to provide a photo ID.

Other information from the provider: “We are near full capacity. We have SEND-specific sessions every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer holidays.”

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