Centre 404 supports people with learning disabilities and their families in North London
Centre 404 was established in 1951 by a group of family carers who felt marginalised and isolated as there was no support for carers of people with learning disabilities.Our mission is to work towards a world where people with learning disabilities and their families have the support that they need and enjoy the same rights, freedoms, responsibilities, respect, choices and quality of life as people from within the wider community.Why the community needs us
Centre 404 has been supporting families in Islington for the past 65 years. Despite it's image the borough is the 5th most deprived local authority area in London, and has the 2nd highest child poverty levels nationally. The borough also has one of the highest levels of people with learning disabilities in London, with the figure continuing to grow each year. The level of disadvantage and growing need puts services under considerable pressure and we provide essential support to the community.Our impact on the community
We have worked with over 2,063 individuals in the past year. This includes 1,169 families, 201 adults and 94 children and young people with learning disabilities through clubs and activities, and 200 adults with learning disabilities through our supported housing service. We provide a wide range of services including social activities for adults, and children with learning disabilities and their siblings, social functions and outings, and information and advice for families.
Centre 404 is a vibrant local charity, we have a variety of volunteering opportunities including; acting as a buddy to help reduce social isolation, supporting one of our groups for children or helping us with casework and admin support.