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Wac Arts

Contact details

Contact Name
Maggie Mendy
Contact Position
Disability Officer
020 7692 5800
Wac Arts 
Alternative Contact


Hampstead Town Hall
Haverstock Hill

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Daily 9am-9pm (extensions arranged for hall hire).

Further details

Belsize Ward
Last checked date
Record ID

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
SEN Provision Type
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

Our service is located at Hampstead Town Hall, nearest tube: Belsize park and we cover the whole of Camden.

Who does your service provide for?

Our service provides for: Young people with LD who are referred via the social care team in MOSAIC (Disabled Children's Team). - Tuesday youth club 6.30-8.30 - Wednesday after school club 4-6pm - Saturday club 11-4pm - 10.30-3.30pm every day of school holidays (excluding bank holidays) - Transition/Buddying/Advocacy to young people referred by the Mosaic team. These sessions are flexible with input from parents and young people. Activities are London wide. Outside of the above we also have a programme for 12-18 year olds with high functioning autism/mild LD/physical disabilities. We have Wac Arts Interactive which is a media based programme. This runs on a Wednesday evening 6.30 – 8.30 and holiday periods. Services are for Camden residents only. Over 18’s group (18-25) runs on Wednesday’s 6.30-8.30. Neither of these additional groups are supported by transport.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

Referral is made via MOSAIC / social worker. For other services please call 0207 692 5878 or 0207 692 5879 to discuss with co-ordinators.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Decisions about eligibility are made by the criteria set by MOSAIC and the implementation of care plans. For other services at co-ordinator discretion and criteria set by funders.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

Once service users are on roll letters/emails will be sent out with invitations. Disability officer will liaise with parents and answer all enquiries. Parents and young people are a part of the evaluation process which feeds into future projects as well as the use of steering groups and feedback from each session.

Is your service fully accessible?

Yes, our service is fully accessible.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

Our staff teams have been trained in the following: • Child protection and safeguarding procedures • Disability awareness • Confidentiality • Good communication skills, including use of different communication methods e.g PECS /Makaton • Manual Handling & Safe use of aids and equipment • Managing challenging behaviour • Boundary settings • Working with Parents • Conflict Management • Working with people who have physical and sensory disabilities Relevant NVQ Qualification or relevant experience of working with this user group • Use of Sensory equipment • Risk Assessment • Basic first aid First Aid certificate • University degrees and Master degrees • ABA training • Autism awareness training • Teaching qualifications Alongside the above many of our staff are also performing arts specialists/youth workers/playworkers and SEN teachers

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

If you want to raise a concern or complain, please contact: Deputy operations Manager: Melanie Ancliff 0207 692 5871 Disability Officer: Maggie Mendy 0207 692 5812

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

For further information please contact: Maggie Mendy 0207 692 5812 0207 692 5888

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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