Events

Transition to Adult Life Seminar

Wednesday 27th February 2019 10am to 2.30pm Registration 9.30 

St Alban’s Centre, Baldwins Gardens London EC1N 7AB

The next subsidised My AfK TRANSITION TO ADULT LIFE SEMINAR for young people and adults with SEND is on Housing, Supported Living, Benefits, and Financial Planning. Expert speakers, only £15 including lunch for parents and carers.

 click here to register and for more information

Transition to Adult Life Seminar

Wheelchair Rugby Taster Sessions

Thursday 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st January 2019 

YMCA, Romford (RM7 0PH) 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Havering Para Sport recently teamed up with GBWR Organisation and are seeking enthusiastic players aged 16+ to come and try their FREE Wheelchair Rugby sessions in 2019. No prior experience necessary!

Sessions are open to anyone with a physical impairment (friends and family are welcome to watch and support) with all equipment being provided – including chairs.

To reserve a place, please click here

Wheelchair Rugby Taster Sessions

ACE DISCO

Friday January 18th 2019 American Dream  (fancy dress optional)

The Community House, Sherfield Holuse Grays, RM17 6FJ

Snacks Available to purchase, bring your own drink (alcohol permitted if consumed sensibly).

£5.00 per person carers free

For more information email Leah at [email protected] or ring 07934442854

Creating the social scene for disabled adults 19+

ACE DISCO

Relaxed Performance of Jack and the Beanstalk

Wednesday 2nd January 2019 5.30pm

Signed performance Thursday 3rd January 2019  6.30pm

Audio-described performance Friday 4th January 1pm

Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Prices £12.50 to £29.00

For information and tickets please contact the box office on 01708 443333

 

Relaxed Performance of Jack and the Beanstalk

Para Arts

Thursday 20th December 18 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

Fairkyters Arts Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX

For Children with SEND 5+ A fun afternoon of arts, crafts and music

Refreshments available to purchase Parents/carers must stay throughout, siblings welcome

£4.00 per child

For more information call 01708 434135 or to book call 01708 456308

 

Para Arts

The Snowman & Paddington Bear Relaxed Performance

Thursday 20th December 2018

Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP

This double-bill of classic musical stories is suitable for children and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.

Chill-out spaces will be available outside the auditorium, and BSL interpretation will be provided.

For more information click here. To book tickets call the Box Office on 020 7589 8212. Download the visual story 

The Snowman & Paddington Bear Relaxed Performance

SEND Early Explorer Mornings at the London Transport Museum

Saturday 15th December  08.30am- 10am

Covent Garden Piazza, W2CE 7BB

Tickets: advanced booking essential as places are limited please call 020 7565 7298 children and young people under 18 free, adults charged at general admission rate

For families with SEND, including Autisic Spectrum Disorder

for more information click here

SEND Early Explorer Mornings at the London Transport Museum

Science Museum Night Owls

Saturday 8th December 18.45 to 22.30

Free but booking is essential

This evening event enables young adults and adults to explore the Museum in an relaxed environment free from the hustle and bustle of the general public. This event is open to over 16’s.

For booking and more information click here 
Science Museum Night Owls

Autism Sing-along/Fun Club Open Day

Saturday 8th December  10.30am to 12.30pm

Harold Hill Library, 19A Farnham Road, Harold Hill, RM3 8ED

Free entry ages 4- 10 siblings welcome

Special Guest Speaker from National Autistic Society

For more information call Claire on 07792 665698

 

Autism Sing-along/Fun Club Open Day

Kidspace Free SEN Session

Tuesday 4th December 7pm – 8pm

The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU

During this session the entire venue will be for SEN guests, allowing them exclusive use of the centre in a quieter, more controlled atmosphere.

Guests who would like to attend the SEN session will need to present a DLA letter or a letter from a medical professional confirming the diagnosis.

Accompanied siblings are welcome and will be charged at a discounted admission rate.

For more information call 01708 768003.

Kidspace Free SEN Session

International Day of the Disabled Person

Monday 3rd December 18 9am – 4.30pm 

Havering Council in conjunction with The Salvation Army present “Removing the Barriers”

Salvation Army 49 HIGH Street, Romford, RM1 1JL

Free event (lunch Included)

ENTRY VIA TICKET ONLY

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET

 

International Day of the Disabled Person

Hotel Transylvania 3 Relaxed Screening

Sunday 25th November at 10:15 am 

Romford Vue, The Brewary
Tickets from £1.99
The lights will be low
The volume will be turned down
You will be able to take your own food and drink
You can walk around the cinema if you want to

Hotel Transylvania 3 Relaxed Screening

Kidspace Free SEN Session

Sunday 25th November 8:15am – 9:15am

The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU

During this session the entire venue will be for SEN guests, allowing them exclusive use of the centre in a quieter, more controlled atmosphere.

Guests who would like to attend the SEN session will need to present a DLA letter or a letter from a medical professional confirming the diagnosis.

Accompanied siblings are welcome and will be charged at a discounted admission rate.

For more information call 01708 768003.

Kidspace Free SEN Session

ACE DISCO

Fri 16th Nov  7pm to 9pm ACE OUTER SPACE! (fancy dress optional)

Drake Community Centre  Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6BZ

Snacks Available to purchase, bring your own drink (alcohol permitted if consumed sensibly).

£5.00 per person carers free

For more information email Leah at [email protected] or ring 07934442854

Creating the social scene for disabled adults 19+

ACE DISCO

Starburst Night Club

Thursday 15th November 2018 7pm to 10pm

A night of club music for those with and without a disability

Ashwells Country Club, Ashwells Road CM15 9SE

Age 16+ under 18’s to be accompainied by an adult

Tickets £5.00 per person includes soft drink and small buffet, support staff £3.00

For more details and to book 01277 218902

Starburst Night Club

Kidspace Free SEN Session

Tuesday 6th November 7pm – 8pm

The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU

During this session the entire venue will be for SEN guests, allowing them exclusive use of the centre in a quieter, more controlled atmosphere.

Guests who would like to attend the SEN session will need to present a DLA letter or a letter from a medical professional confirming the diagnosis.

Accompanied siblings are welcome and will be charged at a discounted admission rate.

For more information call 01708 768003.

Kidspace Free SEN Session

Skate 4 Disability session

Sunday 28th October 18 10am to 11.30am 

Sapphire Ice and Leisure Centre, Western Road Romford

  • An area of the rink will be sectioned off for the session; the rest of the rink will be a general public skate.  This is however one of the quieter times in the rink
  • No music will be played in the rink although there will be noise from other skaters etc
  • Regular skate costs apply; also carers free entry, £2 skate hire
  • Wheelchairs can go on the ice
  • This is a skate session (rather than a lesson) and our usual ice marshals will be patrolling the ice
  • To register for this event please click here

 

Skate 4 Disability session

Spooky Day Out with Thomas

 27th and 28th October 2018 10:00 til 16:30 (trains run from 10:30)

East Anglian Railway Museum, Chappel Station, Colchester, Essex, CO6 2DS

Thomas the Tank Engine with a spooky twist, the perfect Halloween treat!

Calling all little engineers! Join Thomas, the number one blue engine, as he visits the East Anglian Railway Museum for a day of spooky family fun. The Fat Controller will also be on hand to make sure that Thomas is being a really useful engine whilst Rusty and Dusty, Sodor’s Station Sweepers, will be causing mischief.

For more information regarding booking and ticket prices click here

 

Spooky Day Out with Thomas

SEND Early Explorer Mornings at the London Transport Museum

Saturday 27th October  08.30am- 10am

Covent Garden Piazza, W2CE 7BB

Tickets: advanced booking essential as places are limited please call 020 7565 7298 children and young people under 18 free, adults charged at general admission rate

For families with SEND, including Autisic Spectrum Disorder

for more information click here

SEND Early Explorer Mornings at the London Transport Museum

Para Athletics

Friday 26th October 18 4.45pm  to 5.45pm 

Hornchurch Stadium Hylands Way, Hornchurch RM11 1HA

FREE Suitable for all disabilities (SEND)

Parents/carers to stay throughout the session siblings welcome

Para Athletics

Swim 4 Disability Session

Friday 26th October 2018 2pm to 3.30pm 

Chafford Sports Complex Lambs Lane Rainham RM13 9DX

For people of all ages with a disability

Carer goes free, £3.20 for children and concessions (under 8’s free) £4.20 for adults

Maximum of 2 children under 8 per adult.

For more information ring 01708 558275

Swim 4 Disability Session

Para Art and Sport

Friday 26th October 18 10.30 to 12 noon.

My Place  343 Dagnam Park Dr, Romford RM3 9EN

£2.00 per person. This arts, crafts and multi-sport event is for children aged 5 – 25 with disabilities and will showcase an array of physical activities and creative opportunities for participants, their parents and siblings.

Parents/carers to stay throughout the session.

for more information ring 01708 431016

Para Art and Sport

Para Active Multi Sports

Thursday 25th October 1pm – 3pm 

YMCA, Rush Green Road, Romford, RM7 0PH

Suitable for all those with SEND age 5+ and their siblings. Parent/carers must stay throughout the session.

£2.00 per person

For more information ring 01708 431016.

Para Active Multi Sports

Swim 4 Disability Session

Wednesday 24th October 2018 2pm to 3pm

Sapphire Ice and Leisure, Western Road, Romford.

This session is in the main pool only.

Carers free, £3.20 per person for children and concessions (under 8 swim for free) £4.20 adults, max of two children aged under 8 per adult.

Pool pod available for access to main pool,  Changing Places with hoist and changing bed.

Please be aware you may be asked for proof of disability/and or carer concessions

For more information call 01708 206892

Swim 4 Disability Session

Para Arts

Tuesday 23rd October 18 1.30pm to 3.30pm 

Fairkyters Arts Centre, 51 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 1AX

For Children with SEND 5+ A fun afternoon of arts, crafts and music

Refreshments available to purchase Parents/carers must stay throughout, siblings welcome

£4.00 per child

For more information call 01708 434135 or to book call 01708 456308

 

Para Arts

Para Active Multi Sports

Monday 22nd October 2018 2pm to 4pm 

Chafford Sports Complex, Lambs Lane, Rainham, RM13 9DX

Suitable for all those with SEND age 5+ and their siblings. Parent/carers must stay throughout the session.

£2.00 per person

For more information ring 01708 431016

Para Active Multi Sports

Kidspace Free SEN Session

Sunday 21st October 8:15am – 9:15am

The Brewery, Waterloo Road, Romford, RM1 1AU

LAUNCH – free tea/coffee for parents on arrival

During this session the entire venue will be for SEN guests, allowing them exclusive use of the centre in a quieter, more controlled atmosphere.

Guests who would like to attend the SEN session will need to present a DLA letter or a letter from a medical professional confirming the diagnosis.

Accompanied siblings are welcome and will be charged at a discounted admission rate.

For more information call 01708 768003.

Kidspace Free SEN Session

ACE DISCO

Friday 19th Oct 7pm to 9pm 18  Hocus Pocus Halloween Hall (fancy dress optional)

Drake Community Centre  Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6BZ

Snacks Available to purchase, bring your own drink (alcohol permitted if consumed sensibly).

£5.00 per person carers free

For more information email Leah at [email protected] or ring 07934442854

Creating the social scene for disabled adults 19+

ACE DISCO

Positive Parents Coffee Morning

Wednesday 17th October 9:30am

Costa Coffee, Elm Park

Our coffee meet ups will now be themed and this will be your opportunity to feedback your experiences on your SEND journey so we can use them in our discussions with the local authority and health services.

Your voice really makes a difference so please do come along!

This first theme will be ……CAMHS

Positive Parents Coffee Morning

Partyman World of Play

Wednesday 10th October 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Partyman World of Play are offering this session free of charge to SEN children and their siblings.

Although open to the general public this will be a quiet session where no music will be played.

All children are welcome to come to the session, its advisable to bring proof of disability

Partyman World of Play

Partyman World of Play

Tuesday 9th October 3.30pm – 6.00pm

Partyman World of Play are offering this session free of charge to SEN children and their siblings.

Although open to the general public this will be a quiet session where no music will be played.

All children are welcome to come to the session, its advisable to bring proof of disability

Partyman World of Play

Partyman World of Play – Quiet Session

Monday 8th October 2018  3.30pm – 6.30pm

Partyman World of Play are offering this session free of charge to SEN children and their siblings.

Although open to the general public this will be a quiet session where no music will be played.

All children are welcome to come to the session, its advisable to bring proof of disability

 

Partyman World of Play – Quiet Session

Miniature Trains

Sunday 7th October 2018 (weather permitting)  1pm – 4pm

Belhus Woods Country Park, Romford Road, Aveley

Dockland & East London Model Engineering Society will be running miniature trains by the picnic area.

Parents are welcome to bring their children and ride with them.

Miniature Trains

Thomas The Tank Engine

 29th and 30th September 2018

Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Braintree, CO9 3DZ

Day Out with Thomas will allow families to get up and close and personal with their favourite characters. You’ll meet Thomas and the Fat Controller, plus you’ll get to take a ride on a train and enjoy a variety of themed activities.

Open 09.30 until 17.00 (Last entry 15.00) Thomas – first train 10.30 last train 16.00 Daisy – first train 10.15 last train 16.15

Your entrance ticket allows you to ride at any time. Adult £14.00, Child (2-14) £10.00, Senior £12.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £44.00

To book advance tickets click here or phone 01787 461174 during office hours.

Thomas The Tank Engine

Parent meeting with LBH re Supported Internships

26th September 2018 10am – 12pm (refreshments from 9:30am)

Positive Parents Office, Tangmere Crescent, Hornchurch, RM12 5PP

Relevant to Year 9 (age 14+) and above.

Supported internships are a structured study programme based primarily at an employer. They enable young people aged 16-24 with a statement of SEN, or an Education, Health and Care plan to achieve sustainable paid employment by equipping them with the skills they need for work, through learning in the workplace. Supported internships are unpaid, and last for a minimum of six months. Wherever possible, they support the young person to move into paid employment at the end of the programme. Alongside their time at the employer, young people complete a personalised study programme which includes the chance to study for relevant substantial qualifications, if appropriate, and English and maths.

To book a place please email [email protected]

Parent meeting with LBH re Supported Internships

Thomas The Tank Engine

 22nd and 23rd September 2018

Colne Valley Railway, Castle Hedingham, Braintree, CO9 3DZ

Day Out with Thomas will allow families to get up and close and personal with their favourite characters. You’ll meet Thomas and the Fat Controller, plus you’ll get to take a ride on a train and enjoy a variety of themed activities.

Open 09.30 until 17.00 (Last entry 15.00) Thomas – first train 10.30 last train 16.00 Daisy – first train 10.15 last train 16.15

Your entrance ticket allows you to ride at any time. Adult £14.00, Child (2-14) £10.00, Senior £12.00, Family (2 adults and 2 children) £44.00

To book tickets in advance click here or phone 01787 461174 during office hours.

Thomas The Tank Engine

ACE DISCO

Friday 21st Sep 18 7pm to 9pm  Grease Lightning! (fancy dress optional)

Drake Community Centre  Drake Rd, Chafford Hundred, Grays RM16 6BZ

Snacks Available to purchase, bring your own drink (alcohol permitted if consumed sensibly).

£5.00 per person carers free

For more information email Leah at [email protected] or ring 07934442854

Creating the social scene for disabled adults 19+

ACE DISCO

Parent Meeting with members of the Children and Adults with Disabilities Service

19th September 2018 10am – 12pm (refreshments from 9:30am)

Come along to hear updates, information and join in the conversation with Havering Council around:

Personal Budgets/Direct Payments

Future of respite provision for young adults

The new special free school and residential provision in Havering

The EHC Hub.

There will also be time for a general discussion where you can give your thoughts, views, suggestions and raise any issues you may have relating to children and young people with SEND in the borough.

To book a place please email [email protected]

 

Parent Meeting with members of the Children and Adults with Disabilities Service

Adventure and Farm Open Day

Sunday 9th September 11am – 4pm

Lambourne End Centre for Outdoor LearningRomford

Something for everyone. No booking required – just turn up

Adventure and Farm Open Day

Positive Parents - Opening Doors by Opening Minds

Supporting families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in the London Borough of Havering