Community Groups

The purpose of these pages is to give Community Groups a free platform to advertise the services they offer to the community. If you have not been included, please contact us - the space is free for non-profit making organisations.

Havering Association for People with Disabilities

Havering Multiples Group

Havering Residents' Association

Havering Twinning Association

London Empty Homes Hotline

National Back Pain Association - Havering Branch

People First - Havering

The Samaritans of Havering


H.A.D. is the umbrella group for disability in Havering with 60 disability groups affiliated to us. We give advice, information and support to anyone with a disability, a carer or a professional.

Our main aim is to empower our members so that they are involved in decision making in the community. To this purpose we provide training in self-advocacy, committee skills, funding, sign language and computers and much more. We have also set up a Community Care Forum.

We also provide training in complementary therapies such as Tai-Chi and Alexander Technique. Weekly craft classes are run and daily computer tuition with our Training Co-ordinator provided by the National Lottery.

Transport is another service we provide for our members with a specially adapted bus driven by volunteers. This is used to get people to clubs, activities and on holiday.

Contact Mary Capon on 01708 476554.

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We are a new group offering advice, support and friendship to families of multiples in the Havering area.

We currently meet twice a month in Romford.

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The Havering Residents' Association is an umbrella group which combines all the Residents' Associations' across the borough. Our aim is to provide support, information and guidance on a range of community issues and the website is an extension of that principle. The site also encourages debate and opinion and provides a useful platform for anyone to raise concerns on an individual or community wide basis.


You may be aware that the London Borough of Havering is Twinned with Ludwigshafen am Rhein in Germany. The formal relationship started in April 1961 since when thousands of people have benefited from exchange visits and very many enjoy enduring friendships.

Most of the people taking part belong to groups from schools, churches, sports clubs, political parties and so on. One of the most successful groups is the Ha - Lu Twinning Association made up of citizens from many walks of life. They simply share the hope that they are contributing to greater understanding and mutual trust of people in our country and Germany, thereby helping to ensure a peaceful future for us all.

Recently the HTA has initiated friendship links with Hesdin in Northern France and Almazora in Eastern Spain. The hope is that these links may also develop into formal twinnings.

For further information about any of these links and other HTA activities please ring 01708 761541.


We are the London Empty Homes Hotline and we work closely with Jackie Cooper, LB Havering's Empty Property Officer. Our aim is to help the owners of London's 120,000 empty homes put them back into use, by offering free, independent and localised advice.



"If there is nothing wrong with me, why am I in so much agony".

That statement is probably the most common that you will hear from someone who has back problem. One in three people will suffer from back pain at sometime in their life. What is the answer? There are many answers but not a universal cure.

Self-helps group could be part of the answer. Since I started the Havering branch in May 1994 I have found that when you bring people together who share a common problem, some answers can be found.

Once a month we invite a professional from the field of back pain to come along and talk to our group about self care techniques, new ideas, and ways to educate us how to use our bodies more sensibly. Hopefully, this will reduce the debilitating problems we all face.

We encourage our members to swap ideas, self care techniques and useful handy hints that we have all gathered in the fullness of time. Back pain war stories however are discouraged as we all have those to tell. That is not to say that members would not receive a sympathetic hearing if they are having a difficult time.

For more details call Peter Moore 01708 - 741080


NETMUMS.COM is a website set up, on a voluntary basis, by Havering mums to provide information and support for other local mothers and to encourage a sense of community spirit. Information includes places to go, leisure activities, schools, whats on and local events, community groups, libraries, family restaurants, nearly new and a noticeboard.

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People First (Havering) is a part of an international movement of advocacy agencies for people who have a learning difficulty (sometimes refered to as "mental handicap"). We are an independent local charity.

We have exsisted in Havering since 1995 when a group of people who were interested in helping people speak up for themselves were awarded a grant. We have an office (in Romford), and staff. We are run by people who have a learning difficulty for people who have a learning difficulty.

We aim to help people get the most out of life. We help people help themselves to get their rights. We want to bring people together, and build inclusive communities. We also want to have fun!

For more details contact Steve, Mike, Jane or Elsie on 01708 731274 or

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For over fifty years The Samaritans has existed to provide emotional support to people in crisis who feel suicidal or in despair

In Havering there has been a branch of The Samaritans for over thirty years, providing confidential non-judgemental emotional support to any person in crisis

Please contact us if you wish to talk to someone about your difficulties

Telephone contact: 01708 740000 anytime, every day of the year

If you prefer to visit and speak to someone in person
Please contact by telephone first to arrange a mutually convenient time

We are at: 107 North Street Romford RM1 1ER at the junction with Como Street

You can also contact The Samaritans by e-mail

We need Volunteers

Do you have some spare time?
Would you like to help people in despair?
Are you reliable and committed to whatever you do?
Would you like to attend an information session?
We tell you who we are, what we are, show you a video

Please ring 01708 74000 any day between 10.30am and 10.30pm to leave your name and contact details

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