The team have been working hard in the background to ensure we are ready to open when its safe to do so, we are excited that in August will be trailing small sessions in our garden and we will...
Fundraise for H.A.D.
These have been crazy times and the team at H.A.D. have been impressed and grateful for the support we have received from clients, the community and volunteers. We have been working hard to check in our clients well being and help deliver essential items including medicine and shopping. We have also taken joy in delivering non essential items including colouring books, pens, pencils, bingo sheets for a virtual bingo games, puzzles and books. Whilst our face to face services have stopped for the moment we hosting virtual IT sessions, group calls, telephone advice, created a new phone buddy project.
We are excited to open our doors to our clients as soon as its safety to do so, and look forward to seeing everyone.
Unfortunately we had to cancel all our fundraising events to date (we had loads of exciting plans) so we thought we’d invite the community to support our cause as we know many of you love a challenge & be a HADHero.
If you fancy doing a challenging or making a donation to H.A.D. check out this link
#HADHero #HaveringCharity #ThankfulThursday #Fundraising
We had hoped that today following the PM’s speech we would be able to make some plans for opening. As always we are lead by Government & NHS guidelines and with our clients, staff and volunteers safety as the number one priority for now we will not be commencing any face to face services here in the centre.
Rest assured that we are working here in the back ground to ensure when the time is right we are ready to open and the best way to do it ensuring everyone’s safety. The garden is still being looked after and looks beautiful, the building is being maintained and deep cleaned, and the staff are busy as always thinking of ideas and working hard running the organisation. We will be ready.
In the meantime we are here to take you calls so please do get in touch we love hearing how you are doing.
Also if you have any ideas or projects about how we could support you with in the next few months please do get in touch.
One idea we are going to trial is phone buddies where you are matched up with someone to check in on each other and share the journey with good times & bad. If you are interested in being involved email call or email [email protected]
You have all been incredible so far and we have been amazed by your positivity in challenging times and proud of the support you provide each other and also for caring about us the staff team.
Clare, Cheryl, Denise & Vikki
There is so much information out there we are trying to create one place where you can locate them.
Please be aware information can go out of date quickly and we will note brief description & in brackets the date we verified the link.
NHS 111 (11/05/20)
Citizens Advice Havering– 01708 629902 (11/05/20) see link for availability
NSPCC 0800 800 5000 (11/05/20) 24 hours helpline
Childline 0200 111 (11/05/20) 24 hours helpline
National Domestic Abuse Helpline (11/05/20) 24 hours helpline
Respect – Mens Advice Line (11/05/20) Mon – Fri 9-5/8pm
Samaritans 116 123 24 (11/05/20) hours free helpline
Action on Elder Abuse 0808 808 8141 (11/05/20)
Cruse Bereavement 0800 808 1677 (11/05/20) Mon- Fri 9-5
LB of Havering Coronavirus helpline 0800 368 5201
LBH Key Number
- Adult Social Services: 01708 432000
- Children’s Social Services / Safeguarding Team: 01708 433222
- Council Tax: 01708 433997
- Environment / Streetcare: 01708 432563
- Housing Benefit: 01708 433996
- Housing Services (Repairs / Rents/ PSL): 01708 434000
- Housing Solutions / Homelessness enquiries: 01708 432824
- Payment line: 01708 433993
- Planning and Building Control: 01708 433100
- Registrars: 01708 433481
- School Admissions: 01708 434600
- Main switchboard: 01708 434343
Health & Well being
NHS Latest Updates (11/05/2020) link
Samaritans advice if worried about mental well (11/05/2020) link
Advice for Carers of those with serious mental health issues (11/05/2020) link
Havering Mind Coronavirus Support (11/05/20) link
NHS Mental Health While Staying Home (ll/05/20) link
Information/Guidelines & Advice
Government Latest Updates (11/05/20) link
BSL Daily updates (11/05/20) link
Information for Direct Payments recipients (11/05/20) link
Energy/Utility Advice (11/05/20) link
Get Coronavirus support as a clinically extremely vulnerable person (11/05/20) link
Scam Awareness during Coronavirus (11/05/20) link
Domestic Abuse advice from Citizen Advice (11/05/20) link
Havering Council Coronavirus Updates (11/05/20) link
Disability Rights Coronavirus Updates (11/05/20) link
Working Families Advice (11/05/20) link
Live in Havering & interested in offering or need support visit Havering Volunteer Centre Coronavirus Help Page (11/05/20) link
Money Advice (11/05/20) link
Havering Carers Information for managing difficult times (11/05/20) link
Taxi Card Changes during Coronavirus (21/05/20) link
Scope Disability Charity range of useful information (01/06/20) link
Tips on how to access on line events (11/05/20) – link
Cyber Aware (11/05/20) link
Our annual Client Evaluation Week to gain feedback, suggestions and review the previous year (financial April 19- March 20) for H.A.D. normally takes place in September.
We thought due to these unprecedented times we would bring this forward and use this time of reflection to complete it now. This will allows us to prepare our Annual Report whilst the centre is quiet rather then when it is open again and full of wonderful people, stories, activities, laughter and conversations.
We truly value everyone’s input from the ideas, support you give to each other, passion for life, volunteering and the trials and tribulations you face and these last few weeks have highlighted to us daily that you our clients are the heart of H.A.D.
We look forward to our future and to hearing your ideas. #ItsYourService
We’d like to thank you for making the year April 2019 – March 2020 a truly exciting, enjoyable and fulfilling year. We challenged you in the year to #TrySomethingNew and you grab the opportunities from science experiments, day trips, public speaking to hosting your own amazing Art Exhibition.
All members are kindly asked to fill out a questionnaire via survey monkey (link below).
These evaluations are important to us at H.A.D, it lets us know what you think of the service we are providing, and where we can improve. It also gives you the chance to ‘have your say’.
If you have any questions or need assistance please do get in touch either
Complete survey here
Following the latest Government Guidelines, the Board of Trustees have taken the decision that the H.A.D. building will be closed to all visitors. This decision has not been taken lightly as it means that ALL groups and activities will...
If you are unsure of how something feels or if you have a niggling doubt about a situation or someone, please do talk to one of the H.A.D. team. Call us or make an appointment to talk to someone...
Are you living with a long-term health condition such as Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Cancer, Asthma, Circulation or Heart Problems?
Giaro Health Management runs a 10-weeks course aiming to raise awareness of the impact of chronic conditions on individuals’ wellbeing by addressing the physical, cognitive and social needs, all of which has a long-term, positive impact on their general health.
This week’s recommendation:
Focus on appropriate posture control !
Posture refers to positioning of the body or the way in which it is held. It requires energy to overcome gravity. Without this energy, the body becomes limp and is not able to maintain correct alignment.
Correct posture means positioning the body in a good balance to enable the bodily systems working more effectively without undue strain.
For example, slouching when sitting or standing restricts efficient functioning of the lungs, and produces skeletal strain, which leads to other problems.
Join us weekly every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday to experience the benefits of the great outdoors.
9.30am every week for twenty minutes in the beautiful H.A.D. garden.
It has been proven that being in the fresh air even for short amount of times can boost your well being and lower stress levels.
Join us to sit and reflect, smell the flowers, spot wildlife or stroll around the garden at your own pace
Interested in reading more about the benefits of the great out doors see links below