What is it:
A weekly club with 10 regular members and 5 support staff. Every week we do a different activity at Laburnum or another local facility. Favourite activities include Bowling, Kayaking, Cycling, Adventure Playground and Cooking!
Who’s it for:
Young people with additional support needs. (Maximum Support ratio is 1:2.)
When is it:
Mondays: 13-18 year olds.
Thursdays: 9-13 year olds.
Cost and transport:
Most members are dropped at the club by their school transport. Laburnum provides a home drop off service for anyone who needs it.
SHORT BREAKS. Inclusive Youth Club.
What is it:
Mixed ability Youth Club.
Our main activity is kayaking on The Regents Canal. We also do climbing on our very own wall, football, crafts, table tennis etc and general Youth Club shenanigans!
Who’s it for:
Disabled and non Disabled Young people aged 9-18. (Maximum support ratio is 1:4)
Young people with additional support needs will need to be Short Breaks members. Contact us or the Short Breaks team for more info. www.shortbreakshackney.com
When is it?
Inclusive Youth Club sessions:
Every Tuesday 5-7pm
Alternate Saturdays 11am-3.30pm (limited space pool session 3.30-5.30pm)
School Holidays, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.
The club is open access for those who don’t need additional staff support (see our Youth Club page). We have a booking system for anyone who would benefit from some extra help, to ensure we have the right support workers here for you.
Adults, Families and Groups
Our Wednesday evening adult kayaking club and Sunday morning family club both welcome disabled members.
We take group and school bookings throughout the year.
For more information please contact the club.
Laburnum Boat Club aims to be an inclusive club with a session suitable for everyone, regardless of ability. With our experienced and dedicated support staff, disabled children and those with SEN or additional support needs can join one of our clubs and enjoy the activities we have on offer.
Laburnum has lift or ramp access throughout.
We have accessible toilets, showers, changing rooms and canal side hoist. Steps, railings, door frames etc are all painted in contrasting colours to aid people with limited vision.
Kayaks and canoes:
Kayaking is a very inclusive sport and people are often surprised by how accessible it is.
We have a wide range of single and two person kayaks suitable for people of all shapes, sizes, ability and confidence levels.
These can also be fitted with specialist adaptive equipment such as supportive seats, paddle grips, neck support etc, making the whole experience more meaningful and comfortable for people with limited mobility.
Lady Mildmay is our accessible narrowboat.
It has ramp access and a lift and takes up to 12 people.
Please contact the club 020 7729 2915 for more information.