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We are in the process of moving office. During this time our landline phones are out of use. Please email us at info@choiceinhackney.org or contact the member of staff directly using the mobile numbers available on our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Our Story

Our Vision
  • An inclusive society where disabled people are able to participate fully and equally.
Our Mission
  • Build disabled people’s knowledge and confidence about rights and opportunities to achieve independence, control and choice over how they live their lives;
  • Create opportunities for disabled people to fulfil their ambitions and take an active part in their community.
Our Objectives
  • Meet major evidenced unmet needs of disabled people through providing high quality services, resulting in positive outcomes.
  • To be the foremost representative of disabled people in Hackney – helping them to access their rights.
  • Strengthen the management and operational systems of Choice.
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Our History

Choice in Hackney was founded in 1992. It originally consisted of two part-time advocates and a Co-ordinator. Now, the organisation has grown to include a robust advocacy project staffed by three part time advocates; a hate crime advocacy project; a training department delivering Advocacy and Employment training as well as job coaching; and a volunteering project delivering befriending, gardening and active lifestyle services. Today, Choice in Hackney is one of the largest Disabled People’s Organisations in Hackney. We assist over 200 disabled people a year to access services, challenge injustice, improve their employability prospects, live actively and participate in society.

Our Funders

The tiles below show the funders that Choice in Hackney have, please click on the following tiles to explore their websites if you want to find out more.

Allen and Overy
Hackney Parochial Charities
Lloyds Bank Foundation
NHS Homerton
Mayor of London
South Hackney Parochial Charities
The Advocacy Project
The Henry Smith Charity