Happy New Year & Our Plans for 2020

Welcome to 2020, a New Year a New Decade. We are busy in the office planning lots of exciting activities and fundraising events for the forthcoming year.

After our success of ‘Try something new’ throughout 2019, we have decided this year to focus our theme for 2020 is around




those eagle eyed among you will realise this spells out H.A.D.

We will be offering many more Health & Well being classes and activities, starting in January with group counselling sessions. These will be delivered by an independent trained counsellor from Silver Line Therapies. There are four different topic areas the first starting in January will be around Self Esteem.

Our Mind Body & Soul class which compromises of Chair Based Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathing Techniques will be starting up again in February, please see Website and Social Media for updates on class dates and times.

We would love to hear your ideas for H.A.D. services and events and invite all our clients to join Clare at our Meet the Manager event #ItsYourService

If you have any ideas for healthy activities or have ambitions that you would like to share with the office, and we can help work out the direction in which we can achieve these, please get in touch we are always open to new ideas and suggestions.

Lets all go on this journey of a healthier 2020 together!

We hope to see many of you soon, and remember to check the Website, and all Social Media pages for all updates.

Clare, Cheryl, Denise & Vikki


Meet Marie our student Social Worker

Hello, my name is Marie.

I am a student social worker from the University of Essex, on  placement at H.A.D.

I am working with a great team in an extremely caring environment, promoting well-being and social inclusion.  I am really enjoying working with a diverse group of service users and  have been given the opportunity to learn so much.

I am in the office from Monday – Wednesday 9am to 4pm, pop in to say “HI!” Would be lovely to meet you.  My first Meet Marie session is 6th November 10-2pm everyone is welcome.

Annual General Meeting 2019

You are invited to our AGM which is being held here at H.A.D on Thursday 7th November 2019. Meeting starts at 1pm with refreshment from 12.30 pm. All welcome Guest Speaker Mike Brace CBE DL Please call us on...

Havering Half Marathon

Thank you to all our runners on Sunday who took onthe challenge of the new Havering Half Marathon.  It was an honour to meet you all and we felt inspired by your energy. We were super lucky to have...

London City Airport Fund Project at H.A.D.

Honoured to have been awarded by London City Airport Community Grant

H.A.D. applied and were excited to be awarded £2700 as part of London City Airport Community Grant  after consultant with  our clients we are planning to host a series of workshops to improve well being and social inclusion.

Updates about upcoming events will be published shortly

For further information see London City Airport press release


H.A.D. on tours visits Olympic Park, Stratford

We have had the best day ever, thank you to everyone that came on H.A.D’s Olympic Park trip…   We did not stopped laughing all day 💚

Hiring 7 scooters and a golf buggy tour we got have a tour of the park, stopping for coffee along the way

Thanks to the Park Mobility Service for support us for the visit.

See the website and plan your visit  



Magic Little Funds

A massive thank you to  http://localgiving.org/Magic-Little-Grants for supporting us with 3 new classes held at H.A.D recently.

Crystal Helen, who visited and gave a talk

and shared her wide knowledge about the benefits of crystal healing. Helen also brought along Crystals and Gemstones which our clients were able to purchase.  This proved to be a popular class which everyone seemed to enjoy.

Mind, Body and Soul was our 2nd and 3rd class held, our tutor Nancy was able to teach us chair based yoga moves, which in turn will help with better concentration, improved flexibility and reduced joint strain.  This was a very calm and relaxed environment and was enjoyed by complete beginners to yoga.

We will be continuing with the Mind, Body and Soul classes, check our calendar for future dates.






Mike Brace CBE, DL

Today we had the absolute pleasure of meeting and give Mike Brace CBE, DL and his lovely wife Mo a tour of our centre and the opportunity meet our clients. Havering Association for People with Disabilities decided to approach...

First Ever Patrons Join H.A.D.

H.A.D. were keen to appoint Patrons for H.A.D. and approached two people we knew would be an asset to our organisation. We were honoured and grateful when they said yes.

Julia Lopez MP has always been a welcome and engaging attendee at many of our events taking time to talk to clients, staff and volunteers. Julia is a member the Parliament for Hornchurch and Upminster and campaigns for many important issues ones of special interest to H.A.D. include step free access across the whole of Upminster Station and Older Peoples Rights.  https://www.julialopez.co.uk/

Mike Brace CBE, DL Mike a former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities was Chief Executive of Vision 2020 UK and served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association. Well deservedly he was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport and was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016. See http://www.mikebrace.co.uk/ for more information

We are looking forward to working in partnership with Julia & Mike and are excited for the future.