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Hackney Ark is a centre for children and young people with disability and special educational needs (SEN). It brings together services from across the fields of health, education and social care to provide an integrated response to the needs of disabled children and their families.There is a wide range of therapists and support available at Hackney Ark by referral.

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Activities we Offer

  • Portage drop-ins every Monday afternoon, offering early-years development and play advice Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Toy Library every Wednesday afternoon
  • Regular siblings groups for the brothers and sisters of disabled children with ASD
  • Community Children’s Nursing Team (CCNT)
  • Autism support group for the parents and carers of children with ASD
  • Positive Parenting sessions offering tips and the chance to share advice

Hackney Ark Contact details
tel: 020 7014 7000

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Additional Service Hosting

Hackney Ark hosts the following:
Resource Centre
The Resource Centre at Hackney Ark is a one stop shop for information, advice and support welcoming professionals, parents/carers of children with disabilities and SEN. A range of services are available when you visit. A library of books, information leaflets, funding packs and two public computers equipped with internet access and learning aids.The Resource Centre has received fantastic feedback from parents/carers and professionals alike.

“What a lovely space, with lots of information. The staff are also nice. Keep up the good work.” “The Resource Centre is much bigger and better for holding activities because of the space. I am thrilled to have this facility on our door step.” “What a great place for children and parents to come for information"

The opening times are 9am-5pm,Monday-Friday.
(Lunch 1pm-2). Feel free to drop in or call us on 020 7014 7005/6

Targeted Health Outreach
Is for young disabled people aged 14-19 years who are not eligible for children or adult disability services. Transition offers support to improve health and wellbeing, developing independence, reducing social isolation, planning for the future and addressing health inequalities faced by people with disabilities. The aim is to support young people to be healthy, happy and independent.
tel: 020 7014 7176

Key Working
The Key Working Team provide a service to children with complex health and social care needs through allocated Key Workers. They help families to co-ordinate services from all the agencies involved in caring for and supporting the child. This helps them find their way round the system to ensure families do not have to repeat their child’s history to several different professionals.
tel: 020 7014 7088

Clinics and services

Please make referrals using this address


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How to find us

Hackney Ark 
Downs Park Road
E8 2HY

tel: 020 7014 7000

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How to refer to HackneyArk
Referrals can be made in person, over the phone or via email with no need to book an appointment.

Pages From Pages From ArkNot all the services on offer at the Ark are run by Homerton Hospital; for a more comprehensive outline of what is available at the Ark visit the Borough's Local Offer page

More information

Referrals for Community Paediatrician appointments at Hackney Ark should use this email address