Mike's Den

Fun & Friendship Together PHAB Club – Registered Charity No. 283931 Mikes Den of Harlow is a meeting place for adults aged 16+ promoting equal opportunities and social activities for both disabled and non-disabled people.
It is a haven of fun and friendship for adults with learning disabilities in West Essex and Harlow! Meet:  Every Wednesday Night Venue:  David Livingstone Hall, 11, Potter Street, Harlow, CM17 9AE Activities:  Pool room, Art & Craft room, Games room plus a big hall. They also open once a month and have disco’s and live bands play. Contact Details:  Neil Crouch  07757159558 Email: neilcrouch.81@gmail.com Facebook Page

The Harlow Deaf Society

Harlow Deaf Society
A family friendly club that is open to all ages to provide local deaf and hearing (with interest) people a social gathering. For more information, please follow Harlow Deaf Society’s Facebook or email harlowdeafsociety@gmail.com
Meet: The first Saturday of every Month Venue:  The Women’s Institute, Garden Terrace Road, Old Harlow CM17 0AT Times:   7-10.30pm Admission:  Starting from £1

The V.I.P. Club (Visually Impaired)

Visually-Impaired-Club-Harlow Annual outings to various locations.  Information on how to cope with sight loss available. Carers and Guide dogs welcome. Meet: First Tuesday of each month 10.00 to 12.00 midday. Venue:  Great Parndon Community Association, Abercrombie Way, Harlow Contact:   Tel: 01279 414081 A club for people who have a sight problem who can meet with other visually impaired people to share information about help that is available, have a cuppa and chat.




Enjoy activities such as games, quizzes, bingo, speakers, help with computer skills using speech recognition software or just socialise with other members.

The David Livingstone Club

Meet:  Mondays 7.00 – 9.00pm Venue:  Behind the Livingstone House Hostel in Potterstreet Contact:  yvonnebutler@btinternet.com  for more details Details:  Social club for people with special needs.  Wide age range. Games Room with 3 pool tables, Main hall has a disco every week. Quiet Room for board games or cards, arts/crafts, knitting.  Sitting Room to chat and chill.  Kitchen to buy hot dogs and drinks.  Shop to buy drinks and sweets.  Run by volunteers.  £1 donation entrance fee. Anyone is welcome to come and look around. We are a small social meeting place, run entirely by volunteers, for people with special needs. We have been around for over 50 years but unfortunately not too many people have heard about us and we are trying to encourage some new younger members to our club.
We open on a Monday night between 7 – 9 pm in Potter Street. We have several activities going on in an evening, we have music/dancing in the big hall, a small games room for cards, bingo etc, an art/craft room and a pool room with three tables. We have a kitchen/sweet shop where you can purchase snacks and drinks. The members we have at present are different ages and abilities, we would welcome youngsters as young as 9, but they would need to be accompanied by a parent/carer until the age of 16. We would also welcome any new volunteers if you have a particular interest that you would like to share with us or would just like to come and dance or chat with our members. If you would like to know more or would like to pop in one Monday to see what goes on then please message me or e-mail me at davidlivingstoneclub@hotmail.co.uk. Facebook page    

Youth Plus - Ongar

Youth Plus-Ongar
High Street, Chipping Ongar Essex CM5  OAD Tel:  07846 633172 Email:  contact@youthplus.net Website:  www.zincarts.org.uk Meet:  Thursday evenings from 7 pm
An arts organisation, which exists to advance & promote the creativity, culture and heritage of disabled people and socially excluded groups for the benefit of all. Thursday evenings plus activities on other days.  A voluntary social group established for young people aged between 14 and 25 years with learning disabilities, or no disabilities to develop a circle of friends and to be able to access social activities in the Community. It is run by its members supported by their parents.  Young people without a disability can also join to enjoy its activities and to contribute to its running. Contact: brenda@youthplus.net Website:  www.youthplus.net

Canal Boat Project

  CanalAbility-Harlow PO Box 5768 Harlow CM20 2XB Tel: 01279 424444 Visit our Website
  Disability and Community Boating Activities The mooring is at the Harlow Outdoor Centre near Harlow Town Station. Most of our boats have been designed or adapted to allow access for wheelchair users and people with reduced mobility. Stort Challenger and Stort Daybreak have wheelchair access to all parts of the boat, via one or more wheelchair lifts.  
Most areas on Red Watch and Dawn Trader are accessible but see individual boat descriptions available from our website for further details Email: admin@canalboat.org Website: www.canalboat.org Whether you want to relax and get away from it all or get involved in the operation of the boat, a Canal Boat Project trip will have something for you. Either sit back and watch the river quietly drift by, or have a chat with other boaters and anglers as you pass by, on the tranquil and picturesque rivers of the Stort and Lee. For the more active, why not have a go at steering the boat and operating the locks? It’s not difficult and some of our craft are specially adapted to allow those with limited mobility to control the boat, by a joystick. Hirer’s Information Hiring our boats is easy.  Our friendly team are at the end of the phone and are happy to discuss your requirements, assess your needs and recommend the most appropriate boat. Remember, our boats are not only available to formal groups from Care homes, hospices, support groups, schools etc, but are also available to informal groups of families and friends that include someone with a disability.