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Shoreditch Trust's cook, meet n' eat

Monday, 10 November 2014 - Monday, 15 December 2014 6pm - 8.30pm
Learn how to prepare delicious, healthy meals on a budget with the Shoreditch Trust experts. Meet new people, share tasty food and learn new skills. Price: £6 (£1 per session). Who: Hackney residents over the age of 16 and receiving income support or at 6th form/college. Age group: 16+. Healthy Living Centre, 170 Pitfield Street, Hackney, N1 6JP. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Reception. Email: info@shoreditchspa.org.uk Telephone: 020 7033 8504. view website

Age UK East London bring and buy sale

Friday, 31 October 2014 4pm - 7pm
Bring and buy sale in aid of Age UK East London. If you have any items you would like to donate or help out on the day get in touch. Kate 07969379429. Age group: All ages. Age UK East London, 22 Dalston Lane, Hackney, E8 3AZ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Kate Angus. Email: kate.angus@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 07969379429. view website

Headway East London Brain Injury Advice Clinic

Monday, 21 July 2014 - Monday, 09 March 2015
Free advice clinic for survivors of brain injury/families and carers of those with a brain injury. 30 minutes with a solicitor. Areas of advice: housing, welfare benefits, social care, debt, personal injury. Headway East London, Block B 238-240 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E2 8AX. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Christina Nettleford. Email: christina.nettleford@headwayeastlondon.org Telephone: 020 7749 7790 . view website

SEN info event

Thursday, 23 October 2014 10am - 2pm
Find out what the changes to SEN law mean for you and your child, whether they have a statement, school action (plus) or a learning difficulty assessment. Help shape Hackney's local offer & enjoy a lovely lunch. For families of children and young people who need extra help at school/college. Age group: All ages. Hackney Picturehouse, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HE. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Rosalind Grainger. Email: info@hiphackney.org.uk Telephone: 07985739851.

St Augustine's Tower open day

Sunday, 26 October 2014 2pm - 4.30pm
Hackney's oldest building will be open to the public. Discover the history of the building and climb the 135 stairs for the best view of Hackney. Disabled access to ground floor. Admission free. Age group: All ages. St Augustine's Tower, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1HR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Laurie Elks. Email: l.elks@btconnect.com Telephone: . view website

14th annual event of the Older People's Reference Group

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 1.30pm - 4.30pm
What lies ahead for our social care? Cllr Jonathan McShane and other speakers. Workshops on housing options for older people; telecare gadgets; Hackney's transport strategy, mental health services. Massage sessions, tea and cake, sing along with Solid Silver. Age group: 50+. The Urswick School, Paragon Road, Hackney, E9 6NR. Disabled access: yes. Contact: David Holland. Email: david.holland@ageukeastlondon.org.uk Telephone: 020 7241 5906. view website

Family Rights Group London legal advice project

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 - Tuesday, 07 July 2015 5pm - 7pm
Family Rights Group and Hackney Law Centre have set up a free advice service for relatives (e.g. grandparents) and friends, who are ineligible for legal aid but want to apply to court to raise a child at risk of entering the care system. Contact Dorett White 020 7923 2628 dwhite@frg.org.uk . Age group: Adults. 8 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E5 0PD. Contact: Dorett White. Email: dwhite@frg.org.uk Telephone: 020 7923 2628. view website

Christmas tabletop sale

Saturday, 08 November 2014 1pm - 5pm
Tabletop sale, open to all. Free entry. Refreshments available. To book a table, contact Eileen on 020 7683 1438. Age group: All ages. Rhodes Estate Community Hall, Carlisle Walk, Hackney, E8 3SX. Contact: Eileen Warren. Email: miichael.calderbank@tiscali.co.uk Telephone: 020 7683 1438. view website

Talk: the gardens of the British working class

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 6.00pm - 7.45pm
Talk by Margaret Willes on aspects of her book The Gardens of the British Working Class. A Friends of Hackney Archives event. All welcome. To attend please RSVP to archives@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 8925. Age group: All ages. Education Room, CLR James Library and Hackney Archives, 27c Colvestone Crescent, Dalston Square, E8 3BQ. Disabled access: yes. Contact: Hackney Archives. Email: archives@hackney.gov.uk Telephone: 020 8356 8925.