50th Anniversary News

Havering Association for people with disabilities are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2019.  We have been supporting adults with disabilities and their carers throughout this time with a wide range of activities and services. To mark...

Bring a Buddy Month!

Monday 1st April – 30th April – Bring a Friend & you both attend for FREE!

During these dates, HAD regulars will get to bring a friend along to try out our wide range of activities both for free!

From our Art Group, IT lessons, relaxation, exercise….There’s so much to try!

Coming along with friend –

  • It’s always better to work out or play with a friend
  • You can motivate each other when you don’t feel like going
  • You’re more likely to stick at it for longer
  • You can both enjoy fun leisure activities together
  • You can both reap the rewards of H.A.D. and feel better!



Buddy to be new to HAD and not previously accessed our services.

Buddy & existing client entitled to one free session per activity.

For more information contact the office.


New Charity Partnerships with GBP Estates


We are extremely honoured to be a Charity Partner with GBP Estates.   Already this year they have amazed us with their ideas, energy and support they are offering to provide Havering Association for People with Disabilities for the coming year.

All GBP Estates staff are taking the time to become Ambassadors for Havering Association for People with Disabilities, learning about our services to enable them to promote to potential clients.

Providing their time already attending planning meetings sharing their ideas and suggestions for events.

Connecting us with their range of business network to enable us to gain the best deals and opportunities available.

Promoting our services through social media, their website, in their head office, and on the signature of all the emails issued a whopping 2500 (approx.) a week.

Excited for the New Year and a successful partnership, thank you for choosing us.

If you would like to find out more about GBP information about the services provided by GBP see press release from Paul Ziff, The Group Manager or check out their website.


GBP Estates is an independent Estate Agent, part of the GBP Estates established in 2009 by Gary Taylor and Julie James. The group has steadily grown from its financial service roots, incorporating property management and property sales, offering the solution to many varied property problems.

Through their many connections, continuous land and development enquiries made it clear that there was an opportunity and a niche that GBP could explore and grow the business further.

The Land and Development department is now an important part of our growing business, headed by Paul Ziff. Projects have been established and sold throughout our core areas in Essex and London, but recent developments have also seen successfully completed projects in Kent, Bristol and Wales.

One such development completed was a new build block of 14 luxury apartments, in Watford, Herts with a GDV approaching £6,000,000.

Residential sales is a major part of the business which has grown rapidly over recent years and is overseen by our sales manager Kevan Wimborne, who’s experience in the property industry spans almost 40 years. We now have a competitive and pro-active sales department using the latest technology and social media to keep GBP Estates moving forwards.

2018 has seen a real growth in the number of properties listed and sold by the company, with more and more clients preferring GBP’s hands-on and personal approach to selling.

GBP Estates portfolio of property ranges from first time buyers and investors flats and apartments to family luxury homes and country bungalows.

The Lettings and Property Management side remains a bedrock to the company with many new landlords added to our growing portfolio. Amy Wood receives many accolades from landlords and tenants alike for her professionalism and attention to detail in this department.

GBP Estates have also welcomed Gary Rosenbaum to grow the Commercial and Acquisitions department. His many years of experience and contacts throughout the area are an invaluable service to many business owners.

Gary from GBP donating computers to HAD

GBP Estates are looking forward to many years of enhancing the whole of our business and growth in the future.


Recognition for effective governance and management in voluntary organisation

Havering Association for People with Disabilities has recently achieved the Trusted Charity Mark award recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in England/Wales/Scotland/Ireland.

Trusted Charity is part of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and is the only UK quality standard designed to help third sector organisations operate more effectively and efficiently.  We were was assessed against the 11 standards of effective practice in Trusted Charity, including in governance, leadership and management, managing staff and volunteers and managing money, and proved to meet all standards.

[Nadeem Razvi, Trusted Charity Programme Manager, NCVO] said “We are delighted for the trustees, staff and volunteers of H.A.D. that they have achieved the Trusted Charity Mark. We know that organisations using the Trusted Charity standard benefit by having better governance, better systems and procedures and better quality of services for their users and it is great that the community of Trusted Charity users in England/Wales/Scotland/Ireland is growing”.






Thank you & Merry Christmas

Grant at H.A.D.

Hi Everyone,

My Name is Grant Rose, Community Outreach Coordinator for H.A.D.

My role comprises of raising the awareness of H.A.D in the local area, attending events on behalf of H.A.D and seeks out partnerships with other organisation throughout Havering.

I am in the office Tuesday and Thursday, 9am to 4pm,

Please pop in and say hello You Most Welcome and if you see me at an event feel free to come say hi.

If anyone has any ideas of events I could attend please contact me at [email protected]


Helena at H.A.D.

Hi Everyone,

My Name is Helena Social Work Student from The University of Essex.

I am currently on placement at Havering Association for People with Disabilities (H.A.D), learning about the services they offer to the people within the community. H.A.D is a brilliant place and I am pleased to be here, really learning more every day and meeting different people.

I am in the office Monday to Wednesday, 9am to 4pm,

Please pop in and say hello You Most Welcome.