Update on 5th January 2021: Services at the Markfield centre and online

Following the government announcement of the new Covid-19 national lockdown, we regret to say that all clubs and group sessions at the Markfield centre are temporarily suspended.

The start of term for our clubs and drop-ins is now postponed, as we are not able to run any group-based clubs or play sessions at the centre for the time being.

Please check back to this page and social media for updates. We will be re-opening our sessions at the Markfield centre as soon as we are able to.

Markfield online and telephone services

  • Friday night weekly online ‘Dance Along’ via zoom – Markfield at Nite and All for One Club members will be sent details of how to join the session
  • Our programme of free online training sessions for parents & carers is continuing as planned. Topics include: Positive behaviour management, understanding autism, and understanding the SEN system.
    Please click here for details of the courses we are running this term
  • Our Special Educational Needs Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) is continuing to run using online and telephone-based support. The helpline operating hours are being extended during the lockdown
    • SENDIASS helpline 0208 802 2611 Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, and until 7pm on Wednesdays and 6pm on Thursdays
  • Help with Disability benefits claims and appeals – we can offer telephone and video conference meetings to help you to complete the forms – to book a surgery appointment either email: familyadmin@markfield.org.uk  or telephone  0203 667 5233
  • 1:1 behaviour support advice – we also offer telephone advice surgeries to parents/carers for advice around managing your child’s behaviour

We also hope to be able to re-start our ‘one family at a time’ outdoor play sessions in the adventure playground as soon as we are able to.


For help and advice if you or your family are affected by Covid-19

The Haringey Council website has details of how to access health advice, financial and practical support  https://www.haringey.gov.uk/covid-19/help-for-residents

or telephone  Haringey Council Connected Communities 020 8489 4431


Covid-19 safety measures at Markfield community centre

We are maintaining the following safety measures to reduce the risks of virus transmission in line with government guidance:

– holding our sessions outdoors as far as possible in our large garden & playground

– asking people NOT to come to the centre if they have any covid-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive

– asking everyone to wash their hands (or use sanitiser) upon entering the building

– asking visitors and staff to wear masks or visors (where possible) whilst in shared areas  and to observe social distancing

– extra cleaning before each session


Markfield playground fire

After the devastating fire last May, our adventure playground has slowly been getting back to its former glory. That has only been possible thanks to all the amazing volunteers who have worked so hard since day one, and the generous donations received through our crowd funder.

Only a few days after the fire, we were able to re-open our doors to a few families for a much needed play time outdoors during the first lockdown. Since then, we have been able to use our playground for most of our sessions, making it possible to keep everyone safe – lots of space makes it easier to maintain social distance.

However, there is still work to be done. We would like our adventure playground to become even better. You can help us by donating or sharing this story!

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Together for Inclusion

Markfield is an inclusive community hub in Haringey where people can play, socialise and get information & support.

Our vision is a world where disabled, Deaf and autistic people are treated as equals, have a voice and can live the life they want.

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Donations are always welcome and make a huge difference to our members.

Your donation helps us to provide more training for parent/carers, family trips, toys, resources, playground developments and much more!

We are in the process of setting up a new donations website. At the moment we can only take donations by Bank Transfer.

The Co-Operative Bank

sort code: 08 92 99

Account Number: 652 873 05

Note: Please use ‘DONATION’ as reference for your transfer and, if possible, send us your details so we can thank you. Please email enquiries@markfield.org.uk

or call us on 0208 800 4134

“Everyone – staff, parents, volunteers and children are so, so supportive here. It’s an amazing space with a great feeling of community spirit”