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.

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 for more information

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

H.A.D Art Exhibition

H.A.D Art Exhibition As part of H.A.D.’s 50th Celebration we have been challenging our members to #TrySomethingNew  and one of these challenges was to host an Art Exhibition.  Lots of planning, hard work and  sleepless nights (mostly staff, thanks...

Bike Ride for HAD

One of our youngest volunteers Jacob has set himself a challenge. He cycled from the location where out hut was originally located and used as a dispersal hut.

He then rode his bike to its location now in Woodhall Crescent. To celebrate HAD’s 50th year

Thanks for fundraising for HAD and for all the volunteering you do for us

Service User Evaluation Week 2019

Our annual Service User Evaluation week will be taking place Monday 9th September through to Friday 13th September.

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’.

You can either fill out a questionnaire online following the link in your own time. Alternatively,  come into the H.A.D office, where a staff member will be able to show you the link using the H.A.D tablet.

On Friday 13th between 10am – 12.00pm,  we are hosting our  ‘Feedback Friday’ event, this is again your chance to put forward any ideas that you have for the service. A buffet lunch will be provided at 12.30pm.  Please let us know if you are able to join us.

Complete survey here

Art Exhibition at Queens Theatre

We are proud to announce that an exhibition of art work by our Art Group members will be showcasing at the Queens Theatre, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11  1QT

Please join us  to celebrate on our grand opening day: Wednesday 4th September 2019 between 10 am -12 noon for preview of artists work.

All welcome –  Free entry  (Exhibition date runs from 4th -18th September 2019)

Here’s a sneaky preview of couple of the submitted pieces 💚👍👏🤩🎨🖌

Diane presents her film of H.A.D

One of our members Diane is  very proud of her short film she made in and around the H.A.D building.

HAD Excited to be be awarded Magic Little Grant

H.A.D. are excited to have received a Magic Little Grant through the partnership between Localgiving and the Postcode Community Trust.

The Postcode Community Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’sPostcode Lottery.

Localgiving is the UK’s leading membership and support network for local charities and community groups.

Our project received £500 to pilot chair based yoga workshops, follow us on social media for information



Be part of H.A.D.’s 50th Year

Calling all dancers, joggers, bakers, skydivers, gamers, entertainers and anyone up for a challengers we would be extremely grateful if you would consider doing a challenge for H.A.D.
Contact H.A.D. for an information pack, sponsor form and any assistance in organising your challenge/event.
See link for more information on setting up a online page.

Promote H.A.D. & Win A Prize

We are hoping to promote our services throughout the borough and the people who access our services are our best ambassadors.

Do you know a notice board, doctors, dial a ride bus, business or friend that you think would be a great place to promote our services.

Next time you are in the office ask for some of our leaflets.

As a thank you for spreading the word for every poster you share your name will go in a prize drawer to win £15 Vue Cinema voucher.

Claire ready to share leaflets


Please send photo of your poster being handed out or on wall/notice board.  Either tag HAD on social media or email [email protected]

Prize to be drawer end of July 2019

One enter per leaflet distributed.

Any questions email [email protected]

Charity Football Match

Game on!!!! The Charity match between HAD Team Vs Spurs legends sponsored by VDNS & GBP Estates is being played Sunday 23rd June at Aveley FC. Gates open at 12pm  and kick off is 2pm there will be stalls...