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Independent living Hub

As we enter the new academic year, Wac Arts is excited to announce that the Independent Living Hub is back! Situated at the state of the art Greenwood Centre in Kentish Town, the Independent Living Hub offers the opportunity to those aged 14-25 with SEND sessions to help them prepare for adulthood and independent living.

About the service:

The Independent Living Hub aims to help young people to:

  • Overcome challenges they might come across on a day-to-day basis and develop skills to navigate relationships
  • Express themselves, including writing their own lyrics and creating new music
  • Explore what their future could be, create their CV and find new opportunities
  • Connect with other young people, collaborate and share their experiences in a safe and welcoming space.

The sessions are open to all young people who fit the eligibility criteria across a range of needs. Activities will be adapted as required.

*Download the full programme here.


The Greenwood Centre, 37 Greenwood Place, NW5 1LB. Tube: Kentish Town, Northern Line. Bus: 214.


Sessions occur termtime…

  • Tuesdays 4pm-7pm
  • Fridays 4pm-7pm
  • Saturdays 11am-3pm


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Theme  Travel Food Self Care  Staying Safe Online  Keeping Fit  CV Writing  Sign Posting  Budgeting  Staying Safe at Home  Keeping Fit  Food The Future Self Care Potential Trip out on Bus? New Year Goals 

Who can attend?

  • Disabled young people aged 14 to 25 who receive one-to-one community-based Short Breaks, or one-to-one support worker for ages 18 plus, or where their family receives Direct Payments.
  • Young people will need to be accompanied by their own existing one-to-one support worker, provided through Short Breaks, Direct Payments or Camden Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS). The service does not provide additional one-to-one support.

how can my child access the service?

  • Contact us using the details on the back of this leaflet to discuss your child’s needs and if this service is right for them.
  • Or please ask a professional to make a referral if you need support.

What happens next?

  • We will find out more about how best to support your child by asking you to complete a registration form.
  • You and your child will be invited to an introductory visit to show you around the Greenwood Centre and to get to know your child’s needs better.
  • We can accept existing paperwork held by another provider if you give consent for them to share with us.
  • Once you have registered with the service, you (or your child’s support worker) can book activity sessions with us via phone or email. This includes a drop-in facility for those who would like to access part of the service due to number of hours allocated to the sessions, or would be interested in a specific session being offered.

How to apply

Please complete the registration form below to secure your place!

Come join us!
It’s time to unlock your potential and embrace your independence!

Contact us

If you are interested in attending the Independent Living Hub and/or want to know more, please contact or call 020 7692 5800 and ask to speak to a member of the Short Breaks team.

*This project is funded through the Department for Education’s Short Breaks Innovation Fund until March 2024.