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CHOICE IN HACKNEY is a voluntary organisation, which provides Advocacy and Independent Living Services to disabled people in London.
We support disabled people from all communities to obtain the services they need to live independently, with dignity and to make choices about their lifestyles.


CHOICE IN HACKNEY is a Disabled People User Led Organisation, which means we're run by disabled people, for disabled people.

We are committed to empowering disabled people by working to the social model of disability.
The majority of the members of the Board of Trustees are disabled people who themselves are users of our services.



  CHOICE IN HACKNEY NEWS



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CHOICE IN HACKNEY’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY!
CHOICE IN HACKNEY (CHOICE) was founded in 1992 with four part time staff members. Two advocates, one Co-ordinator and an Administrator delivered advocacy services to disabled Hackney residents aged 18+. 25 years later, we offer a myriad of other services. This includes an Advocacy Training & Employment course and a Support Planning & Brokerage training course to encourage disabled people to re-enter the workforce. We co-ordinate volunteer befrienders and gardeners to reduce social isolation. An Active Lifestyle Project aims to get disabled people out of their homes and back into the community, living well and keeping fit. The Support Planning & Brokerage Project assists disabled people to use Direct Payments to co-ordinate their own care. 
The new Hate Crime project supports disabled people to tackle hate crime, discrimination and abuse in Hackney. And, of course, the Advocacy programme continues to assist disabled people to access their rights. 
CHOICE is celebrating 25 years of supporting disabled people in Hackney and beyond. The team has changed a great deal in that time, but the mission remains the same: to support disabled people from all communities to obtain the services they need to live independently, with dignity and to make choices about their lifestyles. 
 
To celebrate this anniversary and to honour our commitment to the future, we are holding events throughout the year. This will culminate in a big event in the summer which will feature talks. 
 
If you’d like to get involved with the 25th Anniversary please get in touch on the number or email below. We’re looking for people to share their stories of CHOICE, volunteer for the big event and, of course, to attend the event itself. 
 
May we take this opportunity to encourage you to support CHOICE by making donations, to enable us to continue our valuable work in the community. You can make donations in a number of ways, including via: 
 
• CHOICE IN HACKNEY website www.choiceinhackney.org
• Charities Aid Foundation Tel: 03000 123 000 
 
You are also welcome to send postal orders / cheque donations directly to the CHOICE postal address of: 
• CHOICE IN HACKNEY
Defoe Block / Ground Floor
50 Hoxton Street
London N1 6LP 
 
Please get in touch by calling 020 7613 8134 or by emailing projects@choiceinhackney. org. 
 
Help us to celebrate this anniversary and the future of CHOICE IN HACKNEY.
 


CHOICE IN HACKNEY Active Lifestyle Project Volunteer Administrator, Paul Fosu (second from the left), receiving his award for Voluntary Services to Sport and Physical Activity for disabled people at the Hackney Sports Awards 2016 ceremony held on Wednesday 8th February 2017 at the Hackney Empire.

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paul1 Free clubbercise dance fitness classes for Disabled Adults and the Elderly People in Hackney
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paul2 Free gym sessions for Disabled Adults and the Elderly People at Britannia Leisure Centre
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paul3 Free gym sessions for Disabled Adults and the Elderly People at Kings Hall Leisure Centre
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paul3 The Active Lifestyle Project held its third accessible gym session at the Kings Hall Leisure Centre in Clapton on Thursday 7 th July 2016 and it was a great success.
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