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Centre 404 newsletter27/03/2017

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The new edition of the Centre 404 newsletter is out now!

The new edition of the Centre 404 newsletter is now available to read or download online. It's a handy resource written for people with learning disabilities and their families in the north of London.

All our newsletters can also be viewed online here http://www.centre404.org.uk/newsletters-annual-review

If you know of anyone who would like to sign up to receive the newsletter by email they can do so following this link: http://eepurl.com/cGYtHT

Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to improve the newsletter as we are always wanting to hear what you think!

To download the newsletter as a PDF click here
The Centre 404 team

Councillor Surgery22/03/2017

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Talk to a Councillor! Councillors champion local issues and can help if you are dissatisfied with a council service by advising or directing you to someone who can help sort out your problem and can sometimes progress the case on your behalf.

Appointments are available every month and you can make your appointment by calling 02076971336 or 02076971325

Speech and Language Drop in22/03/2017

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First Friday of every month starting in February, 10:00 to 12:30

Centre 404, in partnership with Afasic, is now offering a free 1:1 information and advice service for parents of children who have difficulties talking and understanding language

The sessions are run individually, for parents only, and there is no need for appointment. Please bring your child’s reports or EHCPs with you

For more information call Beatriz on 02076971336 or email beatriz@centre404.org.uk

Everyday first aid training for family carers22/03/2017

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25th April 10:00 to 12:00 at Centre 404, 404 Camden Road, N7 0SJ

Easy to learn, easy to remember

For family carers of a person with learning disabilities including autism

Everyday first aid training makes it easy to learn the skills you'll need to help your cared for in an emergency.

Delivered by the British Red Cross.

Book your free place by calling Beatriz on 02076971336 or email beatriz@centre404.org.uk

An Evening with Jean 14/02/2017

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On Wednesday 25 January, our Chair Jean Willson presented a talk to over 40 guests about the history of Centre 404 and her experiences growing up in the borough of Islington, and as a family carer.

Jean took her audience through the decades introducing it with music. She spoke about what was happening in the decade; what her family was doing; what was happening in the learning disability world, and how the centre was founded and grew.

Jean has been involved with Centre 404 for over 40 years, and an associated exhibition was displayed in the main hall where the talk was held documenting the history of the charity. This included information and pictures from when it was first founded by family carers of people with learning disabilities who were struggling to access the support they needed, and the involvement of our Patron Jeremy Corbyn over the years.

The evening was very informative and entertaining and was being held as a fundraiser to help raise money for a new play structure to be built in the garden of Centre 404 in memory of Victoria and Lisa. While the event was free entry it raised an incredible £950 taking our total so far to an impressive £37,456. Jean would like to thank everyone who came for their generosity.

We are so close to raising the £50,000 we need to build the play structure, if you would like to make a donation to help us reach our target please go to: www.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/centre-404/playstructure  

Join us for our annual Quiz Night! Earlybird offer ends this Friday!14/02/2017

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Our annual Centre 404 quiz night is back and is taking place on Friday 3rd March from 6pm at St Luke’s Church. Familiar Centre 404 faces Bob and Derek will be compering the night whilst testing your knowledge alongside a delicious meal of curry, rice and naan bread.

There will be a raffle with some fantastic prices as well as our famous jewellery stall and a bar.

Tickets are £12 or if you purchase your tickets before Friday you can still get in on our earlybird offer of buying 6 tickets for the price of £60! Purchase your tickets soon to avoid missing out! 

Email us at fundraising@centre404.org.uk or call 0207 607 8762 for more information or to purchase your tickets. 

Arsenal Players visit Centre 404 for Christmas! 23/12/2016

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Thursday 22nd December was an extremely special day at Centre 404 as we were privileged to have players from Arsenal give up their time and come and spend the afternoon with our children who were taking part in the Christmas Playscheme.

Theo Walcott, Danny Welbeck, Laurent Koscielny and Francis Coquelin spent a couple of hours with our children’s group designing Christmas t-shirts, doing arts and crafts, signing cards and also giving out amazing presents!

Arriving with Centre 404 branded stockings, in Arsenal colours of course, the footballers gave out presents individually to each child and even took some time to learn some makaton.

The atmosphere was amazing and the kids were super excited and couldn’t stop smiling. ‘This is the best day of my life’ was overheard quite a few times demonstrating just what an impact the footballers made.

We would like to say a big thank you to The Arsenal Foundation for arranging this wonderful afternoon and thank you to all the players for giving up their time so close to Christmas.  

Watch footage from the day & see more pictures on our blog:


Only one week left to apply for a place on the London Marathon!22/12/2016

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This year it is 65 years since Centre 404 was founded by a group of family carers who felt marginalised and isolated as there was no support for carers of people with learning disabilities. In the 65 years since we have developed into a support centre that provides services for the whole family, working with over 2,000 people a year.

We couldn’t have done this without the support of people who have given their time and money to ensure that people with learning disabilities and their families get access to the help that they need.

We are looking for one incredible person to take on this challenge of a lifetime for us and run the London Marathon.

We are asking you to commit to raising £1,500 plus a non-refundable £100 registration fee.

If you think you are up to the challenge or would like to know more then please get in touch by emailing general@centre404.org.uk with your contact details and a short description of why you want to take part and your previous fundraising experience. 

Deadline to apply is Monday 23rd January at 5p.m. 

Children's Festive Party - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!21/11/2016

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Saturday 10th December

Purchase your tickets at Centre 404 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10:00 and 13:00 only with the CORRECT change – Tickets are for children only.


Party 1 = 11am to 1pm

Party 2 = 2pm to 4pm

Meet Santa, Winter Wonderland, Music, Dancers from Sadlers Wells and Presents for all children!

Open to families who have children with learning disabilities including autism (aged 0 to 16) across North London

Maximum places available for each party is 50

Tickets can only be used for the party that you book onto

***Children remain the responsibility of their parents at all times***