Tikva is proud to announce that in November 2016 we were awarded a PQASSO quality mark. Here is a summary of the assessor’s report:

Tikva is an excellent organisation that demonstrated an impressive commitment to the provision of high quality services to service users.  Trustees and staff all showed a passion for working with their users and helping them manage their lives. User feedback is very positive.

 The organisation is well led and managed.  Governance is effective. There are good systems in place for ensuring that a high quality level of service is provided consistently.”

Tikva offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities for adults with moderate to severe learning disabilities enriching their social life, broadening their horizons and teaching them life and social skills.

Tikva is now preparing to cater for a new tranch of young people reaching the age of 18, who are in the process of transition from youth to adult services.  This transition will affect their use of statutory provision as well as local voluntary services.

These include:

  • A regular weekend club , where participants enjoy live concerts, singalongs, dancing and exercise sessions and cold cookery in an upbeat and happy atmosphere.
  • Day-trips during off-school periods ,  increase social and life skills of the adults with disabilities and develop their wider interest in the world around them whilst in a safe and positive environment.  Trip activities include kayaking, bowling, kite-flying, orienteering and hiking.
  • Bi-annual residential sleepaways - undoubtedly the highlight for Tikva families are the bi-annual week-long residential breaks each summer and winter in the English countryside.

Led by a team of highly experienced and devoted carers, mostly on a one-to-one basis, activities are geared to meet the individual needs of each user. The results are astounding.

Participants form strong friendships and thrive in the great outdoors in a way that is simply not possible in the inner London areas where they live; they revel in the warm and inspiring atmosphere.

Indoor activities include bowling, pottery, music making and the opportunity to create their own individual works of art. This gives them a wonderful sense of achievement ; their wide grins say it all!

Back home, the parents and families enjoy essential respite, secure in the knowledge that their dear ones are safe and happy.


On 26 July 2016, TIKVA ran a sponsored walk named trek4tikva, with almost 100 participants to secure much-needed funds for our sleepaway scheme for disabled adults. Over £11,000 was raised by walkers who chose a shorter 3.5km or longer 7km riverside route along London’s River Lee & surrounding marshes, ending in a lavish sponsored brunch at a local restaurant. One grateful Tikva beneficiary, a carer of two sons with autism managed to raise £1,600 from neighbours and friends and looks forward to joining us next summer. Will you join too?

To join or for more information contact Polly on 07971 009 058 or .