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Thank you Paul! 27/06/2014

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Paul recently cycled from London to Brighton in one day, raising over £500 for our Wednesday night Men's Group. The money will go towards new activities, support workers for those who need help getting about, and transport costs. 

There is still time to add to his total at www.justgiving.com/paulformosa, where you can also read an interview with Andrew, Paolo and Joseph who are regular group members. Thanks to June and Ryan for interviewing them!

  

Advice Quality Standard achieved!30/05/2014

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Congratulations to everyone in the Supporting Families team for working so hard to achieve the Advice Quality Standard (AQS) mark! AQS is independently assessed and has been awarded to Supporting Families for their commitment to high quality. It means that the service is of a high standard in terms of giving advice and support, keeping records safe and up to date and making sure the team is always giving the right advice. Well done to all!

For more information on AQS click here.

 

Day Opportunities06/05/2014

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Centre 404 is working with adults with learning disabilities and complex needs providing high quality, personalised support from Monday to Friday. Each individual is supported to create their individual activity programme and work 
towards their goals. 

We aim to provide a service where people are free to be themselves, learn new skills, try new activities and make friends. Some of the activities that people enjoy are trampolining, cooking, art, computer sessions, swimming, maths, intensive interaction, sensory sessions, music and ice skating. 

If you would like to visit us or learn more about us, please contact Kate Gidley on 0207 607 8762. You can talk to your social worker about making referral to the service.

Investing in Equality and Diversity12/03/2014

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As part of the UK Investing in Equality and Diversity pilot scheme Centre 404 was recently awarded a quality mark that recognises our commitment to promoting equality and diversity as an employer and service provider. 

The award looks at:

  • Organisational commitment to Equality and Diversity
  • How well staff and service users are aware of and sensitive to equality and diversity issues
  • What policies and procedures are in place and what systems we use to make sure we are monitoring and meeting good practice in relation to Equality and Diversity

We are very proud to have received this award in recognition our work and the diverse range of service users, staff and volunteers that are involved with Centre 404. 

 

 

Thanks to our Santa Runners!10/12/2013

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This weekend, volunteers and staff from Centre 404 raised some much needed funds by taking part in the Santa Run! The funds will go towards our Children's Christmas party and our new sensory room for adults and children with higher needs. Thanks to Michael, Ryan, Joseph, Amy and Bob for all their efforts! 

Union J visit Centre 404!!18/11/2013

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It was not a usual Wednesday in mid September at Centre 404. There was an air of excitement and anticipation going around the centre that had been building over the past week. Union J, the X factor finalists who are supporting Children in Need, came to Centre 404. The kids that attend our Wednesday Aiming group had been warming up their vocal cords by singing alone with Lady Gaga on the Wii Karaoke. When the group arrived there was not a calm child in the house. The kids could not wait and came bursting in to see them. Ben could hardly contain his excitement “I can’t believe we get to meet Union J” were his first words to the group. The visit began with some drawing and chatting around the table; the kids’ favourite songs was a big topic. After some gifts of Pudsey teddy bears and teddy ears had been handed around, China entertained us all by putting on a rousing performance together with Union J, possibly their next support act! After relaxing a little and having a bit of chit chat with the kids, it was time to take it to the Wii to battle it out. It was never in doubt that Lady Gaga would be the tune to finish on, and when it was time to sing the chorus the kids were in their element and together with Union J sang it loud. Afterwards the kids got some photos with the pop stars and said their farewells. A lasting impression was left not just on the kids, but also Union J.

FRIDAY NIGHT HALLOWEEN!21/10/2013

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On 1st November we have a very special Friday Night Disco at Centre 404 - a Halloween Spooktacular! From 7pm - 9.30pm, our hall will be transformed to a spooky place with lots on offer including the chance to dress in fancy dress and take photos, enter a raffle and a dancing competition! There will also be delicious Chinese food on offer including something for the vegetarians. This night is not one to be missed! 

Our Friday night disco welcomes peoiple with learning disabilities and their carers. 

Investing in Volunteers Award15/10/2013

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We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded Investing in Volunteers which is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. 

For more about our current volunteer opportunities, please click here

Tribute to Victoria Willson30/09/2013

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Victoria Willson

26 June 1970 – 22 Sept 2013

Centre 404 would like to pay tribute to Victoria Willson, beloved daughter of Jean and Norman and sister of Tara.

Centre 404 is proud to have been able to support Victoria to live an independent life with her housemate Lisa since 2000.

Victoria passed away peacefully on Sunday 22nd September in her own home surrounded by family and friends. She successfully fought back many crises during her life. In the last two years she got progressively weaker as her kidneys were failing. This time she lost her fight.

Over the years Jean and Victoria Willson have launched many campaigns such as ‘Save a Baby’ Treat me Right’, ‘Death by Indifference’ Stand by Me’ and ‘Changing Places’ that have contributed to improving the lives of people with multiple and complex needs.

Victoria, as the pioneer and innovator from a very early age, became the face for people with high support needs, and opened up the learning disabilities community to their identity, needs and wishes in her own unique way. She showed the world, despite her huge needs, that she could and did live safely, happily and independently in her own home.

Victoria was chosen by Mencap in 2011 as one of the top twenty people with a learning disability who have made a huge difference in society.

The family have asked that instead of sending flowers that if you wish to, you may like to make a donation to Centre 404/Victoria’s Living Legacy. Contact us on 020 7607 8762 for more information on ways to make a donation or click here to make a donation online (please click Give Now and then Donate, please type Victoria's Living Legacy into the donation comment box.) Thank you. 

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