#ActuallyHaringey - The Autism Hub

#ActuallyHaringey is a specialist autism-specific service that is designed to deliver early help provision to address the needs of autistic adults and those approaching adulthood and their support networks. #ActuallyHaringey provides digital, online and telephone support across Haringey, within a safe online community space.

Currently, we are running both an online and in-person service. Our in-person service is based at:

  • #Actually Haringey
    Chad Gordon Campus
    20B Waltheof Gardens
    Tottenham N17 7HS

The service is co-produced with autistic residents and community groups so that they are active participants in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of the service.

Support available

We offer support to people who:

  • are struggling with isolation and want to meet other people to be part of our community
  • are interested in online or face-to-face social activities
  • would like general information, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics
  • would like to be a part of our co-production groups
  • would like to join peer support groups

If you wish to use this service or refer someone else please complete our e-form:

#ActuallyHaringey referral form

For information and support:

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All events are in-person at the Autism Hub unless stated otherwise. 

If you would join a session, or would like more information, please email us at: autismhub@haringey.gov.uk

Events at #ActuallyHaringey - The Autism Hub

Information and advice (appointment only)

  • two people talking at a tableMeet with the staff team for advice, signposting and advocacy support
  • Days: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time:10am to 12 noon

Please email us at autismhub@haringey.gov.uk or call/text 07929 839 921.

Book an appointment online via our calendar

Lunchtime mindfulness session

Join us for our short 10-minute mindfulness session online.

Mindfulness is a type of meditation in which you focus on being intensely aware of what you're sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgement.Minfulness sessions

Practising mindfulness involves breathing methods, guided imagery, and other practices to relax the body and mind and help reduce stress.

  • Day: Wednesdays
  • Time: 12.30pm to 12.45pm
  • Online via Microsoft Teams

Please email us at autismhub@haringey.gov.uk

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Open Door therapy Service

Under 25

Open Door (external link)

  • Day: Wednesday
  • Time: 9am - 5pm
  • Appointment only

Haringey Works

Haringey Works provides free employment and skill support for Haringey residents aged 18-34. They have a specialist employment adviser who will be at the Chad Gordon Campus.

  • Day: Thursdays
  • Time: 2pm to 4pm

Go to the Haringey Works site to register and book an appointment.

Sanjuro Martial Arts

Effective, accessible, development inclusive class at the Autism Hub

This Sanjuro Inclusion class has been developed with and for autistic and other neuro-divergent adults. Your instructor is Anthony and you can work together to develop the class.

  • Day: first Saturday of the month
  • Time: 2pm to 3pm

Please email us at autismhub@haringey.gov.uk or phone Mikayla 07929 839 921 or Alex 07964 973 255

Friday Tea And Chat

Join us for our weekly tea and chat sessions. This is a chance for us to catch up, share achievement stories, and check in with one another at the end of the week.
Everyone is welcome to contribute as much or as little as they like. Grab a drink and join us for a friendly chat to end the week.

  • Time: Friday 5pm to 5.30pm
  • Online via Microsoft Teams

Please email us at autismhub@haringey.gov.uk if you're interested in joining

Music Making With GeorgeMusic equipment

This session invites you to explore varied ways of making music. You will have the opportunity to create music using electrical equipment as well as traditional instruments such as guitar, piano, and ukulele. All equipment will be provided.

  • Day: first and third Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

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Tapestry with Eliot Drop-InTapestry cushions

Join us for our exciting tapestry drop-in sessions with Eliot.

Tapestry is a very simple and relaxing craft. It comprises one type of stitch that is repeated and from this, you can create anything from hanging decorations to cushions to photographic images from your very own photos.

Initial projects to make individual lavender bags/pin cushions and/or to do a group project to make a patchwork tapestry cushion, everyone will be able to take work home with them if they want to do work between classes.

  • Day: second and fourth Tuesday of the month
  • Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

Art for wellbeingPaintbrushes

Join us for our monthly wellbeing therapeutic art group. Our sessions will give you the opportunity to express yourself creatively, in a safe environment.

Line art and the freedom of expression and simplicity and exploring line artworks

  • Day: first Saturday of the month
  • Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Gardening Group

Join us for our weekly gardening group. Have fun whilst doing something purposeful and improving your health and wellbeing. Get involved, help organise, clear, dig, plant, grow and nurture our community garden.

  • Day: Tuesday and Thursday
  • Time: 1pm to 3.30pm

Basket Weaving with CyrilBaskets

Join us and create your own personalised basket design.

Cyril will demonstrate techniques in weaving, using recycle material, and paints.

  • Day: Thursday
  • Time: 2pm to 3.30pm


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Afternoon Social Drop-inPlaying Scrabble

A relaxing space for autistic adults to meet and socialise.
Activities on offer include, board games, video games, quizzes, book library, and crafts.

  • Day: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Time: 2pm to 4pmAutism Reference Group

The Autism Reference Group (ARG) for autistic adults without a co-occurring learning disability had its first meeting in December 2017. The group was created to represent autistic adults in Haringey in shaping and consulting on issues related to health, social care, and community services.

After a long period in which meetings didn’t happen, we now want to re-start this group and are looking for autistic Haringey residents to join in. There is a Terms of Reference for the group, which has been designed to accommodate different needs and allow people to be involved in ways that are most comfortable for them.

The ARG wishes to both inform existing services on the specialist needs of autistic adults, whilst also helping to shape new services and contribute to making Haringey an autism-friendly borough.

The ARG is one of many different reference groups that represent disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. These reference groups all send representatives to the Joint Partnership Board, where senior council and health staff are present.

It is important to recognise that the ARG is not a support group, but is there to inform and influence strategy and how services are provided in the borough.

We would like to invite people to a first meeting where you can learn more about the commitment involved and ask any questions. Everything possible will be done to make sure that being involved is as accessible as possible. Coming to this first meeting does not mean you have to commit to joining the ARG, and is just to find out more. Members of the ARG will then decide for themselves how often, when, and how meetings take place. To allow for different needs, it is possible that meeting times might alternate between office hours and evenings. Meetings are likely to be hybrid, allowing people to join in online or in person at the Autism Hub.

If you’d like to join us in person or online, please email us at autismhub@haringey.gov.uk 

The date of our first meeting is Wednesday 31 May 2023, 5.30pm - 7pm.

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Chad Gordon Campus
20B Waltheof Gardens
N17 7HS

Page Last Updated:

May 31, 2023

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