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Social Care Charges - A Tax on Disability

We are disappointed - especially in light of Redbridge’s Fairness Commission - that Redbridge Council decided to increase charges impacting on Deaf, and Disabled people, older people and carers. 

We also think it is very unfair that Redbridge Council decided to take into account DLA, PIP and Attendance Allowance which are 
benefit payments intended to mitigate the extra costs of daily life. The fact is Disabled people on average face additional costs of £570 a month related to their impairment or condition.

Social care charges will over time affect more and more Disabled people. People are likely to face a combination of going without the care support they need, cutting back on expenditure on food, heating, clothing and will find it increasingly difficult to carry out daily tasks such as getting dressed, washed and cooking meals.

You can find out more about the impact of social care charges on Disabled people on our
YouTube channel

Disability Justice Workshop
Wednesday 28 March 2018 11am - 4pm
City Gates, 25 – 29 Clements Road, Ilford 

Book here

Join us and learn how to use the Equality Act to challenge discrimination and enforce the law

  • Have you had difficulties using public transport?
  • Did you turn up for appointments only to find out that there won’t be a BSL interpreter? 
  • Are you often not able to get information in a forma you need?
  • Are there shops or cafes you can’t get into because they are not accessible?
At this workshop you will learn:
  • How disabled people are protected from discrimination by law and what it means in practice
  • What you  can do to challenge discrimination
  • How to write an effective complaint
  • How to bring discrimination claim in court

Declining access to community services is leading to more people reaching mental health crises

National data shows an increasing use of the Mental Health Act (MHA) to treat people in hospitals. Professor Wendy Burn, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said,

“The report is further evidence that declining access to community services is leading to more people reaching mental health crises and highlights the limitations of relying on legislative change to reduce rates of detention under the Mental Health Act.

“The government is right to look at why detentions under the act have risen and why some ethnic groups are detained more often than others in the Mental Health Act Review. But they must remember that the best way to prevent someone being detained is to prevent them from falling into a crisis in the first place; to understand that poverty, poor housing and poor physical health impact on a person’s wellbeing and psyche. With many services struggling to keep up with demand it can be hard to provide the early intervention needed to prevent people becoming seriously ill.

Read the full briefing from CQC.

Introduction to Employment Law

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00 
City Gates Church, Clements Road, IG1 1BH Ilford

Book here

Would you be able to support your client in need of employment advice? Come to the Introduction to Employment Law training organised by Redbridge Advice Network where you will learn about: 

Learning Objectives 
  • State the different types of employment status
  • List the main legislation underpinning employment law
  • Explain the basic rights conferred by employment law and how the law works in practice in relation to them
  • Describe the basic means of legal remedies or redress
Forest Farm Peace Garden - Open Afternoon for Referrers

Friday 23rd March and Friday 11th April, 2.30pm - 4pm
  • Guided tour of the garden
  • Speak to our staff & volunteers
  • Learn about Ecotherapy Programme
Forest Farm Peace Garden would like to invite you to visit the garden, enjoy a relaxing afternoon and see how beneficial the space may be to clients, service users and patients that you work with.

Forest Farm Peace Garden is a therapeutic garden project in Hainault, Redbridge.  We run an Ecotherapy Programme for clients with low-level mental health support needs and learning disabilities.  In particular, we find the clients who benefit most are adults who live with anxiety, moderate depression or those in isolation.

Ecotherapy has been shown to improve and build resilience in mental health; to increase physical activity; reduce stress levels; develop social skills and encourage a healthier diet. Our programme has an outstanding track record, with at over 75% of our volunteers consistently reporting improved self-esteem, social connectedness and mental and physical wellbeing from their placement with us. 

To confirm your attendance, please contact Ecotherapy worker, Fran Reeves either by mobile or email:

Free oral health workshop

This interactive session led by a dental health professional for key workers and carers aims to provide basic preventative advice to service users and signpost them to NHS dental services.

The session will cover:

  • Dental diseases - their causes and implications specific to your service users
  • Links between oral health and general health
  • Simple evidence based preventative advice
  • Hands on brushing demonstrations

When:  Tuesday 1 May, 2018
Time:   10.30-11.30am
Where: Redbridge Forum Office, 98-100 Ilford Lane, Ilford  IG1 2LD.

To book a place call Redbridge Forum on 020 8478 7571 or e-mail

Discretionary Housing and Hardship Payments

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are extra payments to help meet the shortfall between Housing Benefit and your eligible rent. Hardship Payments (HP) are extra payments to help meet the shortfall between Council Tax reduction and the amount of Council Tax you are liable to pay.

Find out more here

Stress, Anxiety? Money worries? Difficulty sleeping? Feeling low? We're here to help.....

We're here to help… It can be difficult having to cope alone, and it is often impossible to see a clear way through. Whether your issues are caused by problems you face every day, or by events that have happened in your past - Talking Therapies can help.

We’re a free and confidential NHS service that will work with you to help you feel better. We offer expert support from people who know what you’re experiencing, and our highly professional team will introduce you to effective, practical techniques that are proven to work. 

Find out more here

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