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Planning for the future workshop23/10/2017

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Free for parents / family carers of people with learning disabilities or autism living in North London

Tuesday 7th November 2017 10:00 to 14:00 at Centre 404, 404 Camden Road, N7 0SJ

Helping family carers to make decisions around their future & the future of those they care for.

Lunch provided!

Click here to download a poster

BOOKING REQUIRED: Book your free place by calling Jackie on 02076971325 or Pat on 02076971336 or email family@centre404.org.uk

Book now for the Planning for the Future workshop

Golden Lane drop in will resume on 16 November23/10/2017

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The Golden Lane drop-in is a parents weekly advice and information session at Golden Lane Campus. It's your chance to receive information, advice and support on disability related issues. 

We will stop these sessions during school holidays and will resume on Thursday 16th November 9:30 to 11:30

If you need information and advice in the meantime please call the Supporting Families team at Centre 404 on 02076971336.

Click here to download a poster.


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National Hate Crime Awareness Week 201711/10/2017

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Do you know what Hate Crime is, and how it can affect adults with disabilities? Hate Crime Awareness Week is on the 16th- 22nd October and here at Centre 404 we are running workshops for both family carers, and adults with learning disabilities to help everyone to understand what hate crime is, and how to report it.

On Wednesday 18th October there will be a workshop for family carers from 10-12pm; and workshops for adults with learning disabilities from 1-3pm, and 7-9.30pm. There will be representatives from local Safer Neighbourhoods Police; Safer Transport Police and Transport for London Travel Mentors scheme, as well as a film made by volunteers from Elfrida Society about discrimination at all of the events.

There will also be some interactive activities to help everyone to think about how to stay safe and how to report hate crime.

Contact Beatriz on beatriz@centre404.org.uk to book a place at the Supporting Families workshop, and Liz on liza@centre404.org.uk to book a place on the workshops for adults with learning disabilities.

Support World Mental Health Awareness Day10/10/2017

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October 10th 2017 is World Mental Health Day and to support this Centre 404  are hosting a schedule of wellness activities for staff throughput the week. There is an opportunity to learn about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) from EFT Practitioner, Nora Velzeboer, relax with a massage, get mindful with a yoga class and generally take some time off from a busy schedule and have some me time.

Centre 404 are proud to be raising awareness for mental health. Today marks the 25th annual Mental Health Day since it began in 1992. Current statistics show that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem every year (McManus, S., Meltzer, H., Brugha, T. S., Bebbington, P. E., & Jenkins, R. (2009) and research suggests that between 41% and 27% of adults with a learning disability have a mental health problem and about 40% of children with a learning disability suffer from mental health problems (Mencap 2016).

Very often we can be uncertain on how to talk about our problems and keep them locked in but over time this can lead to more problems and stress. World Mental Health Day is a chance to connect with others and know that you are not alone. Take time to do things that can bring you joy and join the campaign today #worldmentalhealthday

Want to join our board of Trustees?20/09/2017

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We are looking for someone who can join our board of Trustees with a background in HR/personnel management. This individual will also sit on our personnel committee. The position will therefore be the link between the personnel committee and the board, who meet six to eight times a year.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a HR background or experience to develop their skills in voluntary sector HR matters and gain an understanding of how a friendly and busy front line service charity operates.

Primarily this role is to support the organisation in an advisory capacity with the monitoring and review of HR systems and practices and the development of personnel policies and procedures.

We are looking for someone with experience and/or relevant qualification in HR, ideally with some understanding of the charity sector.

The charity has just launched a new 5 year strategy so this would be an exciting and interesting time to come on board.

Personnel Committee Meetings currently take place approximately six to eight times a year, every six weeks on a weekday between 2 and 4pm. Times and dates of meetings can be negotiated and may be subject to change to suit availability and preferences of committee members.

All new Trustees will be fully supported through an induction plan and will be offered ongoing support from the CEO, other Trustees and the wider Senior Management Team.  


To apply for this role, please send a CV and complete the application form which includes a written statement of no more than 500 words to support your application. In your statement please reference the role of the Trustee  and include the attributes, skills and experiences you would bring to the role.

For a discussion on the personnel committee role please contact Maria Head of HR and resources on 020 7607 8762 or email MariaS@Centre404.org.uk

For a discussion on the role of trustee please contact Linda CEO on 020 7607 8762 or email linda@centre404.org.uk

The closing date for applications is 17:00 on Friday 29th September 2017 with interviews most likely to take place from 9th October. 

Free parents weekly advice and information session05/09/2017

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Your chance to receive information, advice and support on disability related issues

For families of people with learning disabilities or autism across London

Every Thursday during term time

9:30 - 11:30

Golden Lane Campus

101 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8JA


Join us for Parallel London 2017! 04/08/2017

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It is a fully accessible fun run and free family festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday, 3 September 2017.

There’s a 10km, 5km, 1km, 100m and the Super Sensory 1km.

All ages and abilities. No cut off times. Everybody running side by side.

The registration fee is £31 per participant and we are asking that for anyone who can fundraise £80 we will pay their registration fee.

It will be a fantastic day and a wonderful cause to raise money for. If you would like to book a place you can do so here or call us on 020 7607 8762.

Super Sensory 1km

The Super Sensory 1km supports memory by getting participants to complete a course full of multi-sensory experiences, from sound and smell to textures and colour.

This course has been specifically designed to engage all participants to the fullest, including:

  • Individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities
  • Individuals on the autistic spectrum who engage with the world in a primarily sensory way and welcome the opportunity to rehearse a situation before entering it
  • Individuals who need sensory support to remember an event. This may include people with late-stage dementia or specific brain damage

The sensory world is a lot of fun and sensory stimulation can be used to support everyone’s memory. So, if you are wondering if this event is for you, yes, it is. Everybody is welcome.

Participants who need a helping hand are welcome to bring a friend or family member, free of charge, to push, guide or simply accompany them throughout the course.

You can train for the Super Sensory 1km just like any other challenge event. You can also be re-run through the senses after the event using the same stimuli to help connect with the memory and relive the experience.

Training for the Super Sensory 1km will support participants to fully engage on the day. The sensory experiences have been chosen to maximise the opportunity of participating.

Sign up today and raise money for a cause that matters to you


Marks & Spencer volunteers give a makeover to Leigh Road’s garden!21/07/2017

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Over 30 wonderful volunteers from Marble Arch redesigned our Leigh Road garden filling it with beautiful flowers, herbs & a pizza oven! 

Read more about this amazing tranformation on our blog here.