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World Mental Health Day

Tuesday 10th October, 11 am – 2 pm
Redbridge Central Library, Clements Road, IG1 1EA

Redbridge Concern for Mental Health and Vision Redbridge are hosting an event to celebrate World Mental Health Day at Redbridge Central Library.

This will include information stalls, speakers and presentations from services. Light refreshments will be available.

Tell us your views on proposed changes to Meadow Court nursing home

Redbridge CCG is proposing to change the way it pays for beds at Meadow Court, a dementia nursing home in Goodmayes, Redbridge which is run by Care UK.

Meadow Court provides specialist care for patients who cannot manage their behaviour; employing staff with extra skills and knowledge about dementia.

If you are a relative, carer, dementia patient or work in the NHS, Local Authority or voluntary sector we want to hear your views on the proposed change as we will be responding to the consultation.

So please have your say and complete our survey here:
Meadow Court Survey

Deadline: Monday 23 October 2017

Abundance Day

Sunday 8 October, Noon - 4.30pm
Forest Farm Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Gdns, Hainault, IG6 2XL.

Bring along a picnic and a blanket and settle down for an afternoon of music and culture in the beautiful surroundings of Forest Farm Peace Garden.

Enjoy recycled arts and craft for kids. Giles Leaman, an artist in residence at The Source, a recycling and creative reuse centre in Edmonton will be running a fantastic arts and crafts session using a variety of recycled materials.

There will also be live music and in free workshops. Redbridge Council is  running a ‘Give and Take’ stall with free books, clothes and bric-a-brac. Please bring along items you no longer want or need (electrical goods & large items cannot be accepted.)

Dr Bike of Recycle Ilford, a social enterprise & bike recycling project, will be providing free maintenance, check and repairs. Bring your bike! Our popular health and well-being zone will also be back, providing mini holistic treatments and a quiet space for meditation throughout the afternoon. Our own organic honey will be on sale, plus Apple pressing demonstrations and fresh apple juice.

Black History Month

Redbridge Libraries are hosting a programme of events and activities for Black History Month (see below). This national celebration aims to recognise Black contributions to society and to foster an understanding of Black history in general. We’ve lots going on throughout October so please come along, learn and celebrate!

Tell us about your experiences of working in mental health

A poignant response to our ongoing mental health survey:

"I have been working in Mental Health for over 25 years. I love working with mental health service users & supporting them to manage their mental health  difficulties & achieve life goals. However, over the past 5 years, the cuts to services (both within NELFT & in voluntary services) has made it far more difficult to provide a good service. Over the past two years, lack of staff & resources has made it impossible to do anything other than fire-fight.

"I feel sad for all the service users not getting the service they deserve and demoralised at how over-worked myself & my colleagues are so that we cannot do our jobs properly."

Tell us about your experiences?
If you work in mental health services in the NHS, NELFT, Local Authority or voluntary sector we want to hear from you about the challenges you are facing and how this impacts on your own well being as well as people who use our services.

You can take part in our short survey here

Universal Credit - what is your experience?

Please send Inclusion London your experiences of Universal Credit. This could include your experience of the application process, the impact of being paid a month in arrears and there being no payment for the first seven days or any other information you would like to give.

The Work and Pensions Select Committee of MPs is holding an inquiry on the roll out of Universal Credit and Inclusion London intends to send evidence to the inquiry. Your experience would help to inform our evidence.

Please email Henrietta by 10 October:

Redbridge Against Hate
Monday 16 October -  1pm to 5pm
Vine United Reform Church, Ilford IG1 1JH

Victim Support in partnership with Redbridge Equalities and Community Council are hosting a community awareness event to celebrate National Hate Crime Awareness Week, 2017

Our aim to the bring the Redbridge Community together in a united stance against Hate. The event will include information stalls, guest speakers, and a short film screening. 

On line Hate – Victim’s Experience Survey
This survey is part of the Mayor of London’s work to improve our understanding of where, when and how hate crime happens in London, which will enable us to provide a better service to victims of all forms of hate. The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime is responsible for setting the policing priorities for London, and ensuring that the Metropolitan Police is able to respond effectively to the diverse needs of communities across London. 

Working with the Metropolitan Police, we are currently setting up a project to investigate online hate crime. We want to understand the experiences and views of online hate victims to inform our work. Your views are important to us and will help us shape the design of the approach taken and support offered to victims.

If you need an Easy Read version of this survey, please go to this link

Focus Group - Urgent and Emergency Care in Redbridge

Healthwatch Redbridge is currently working in partnership with the Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee to review Urgent and Emergency health care services being provided in Redbridge.

We would like to invite a range of people to attend a focus group to discuss the issues of accessing primary care, emergency care, urgent care and community support in the borough.

The meeting is planned to take place in Redbridge on on Monday 13 November from 2.00pm to 4.00pm To ensure we are representative of the diversity of Redbridge, we will be inviting applications to attend the focus group and will confirm whether you have been offered a place nearer the time.

We are interested in hearing from a wide range of people including:

  • Those who may have used the Accident & Emergency (A&E) Department at either King George’s, Queen’s or Whipps Cross Hospital during the last year.
  • Members of Patient Participation Groups.
  • People living with long term conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, mental health service users etc), or their carers
  • Patients who are registered with a GP Practice within Redbridge
  • Patients who are not registered with a GP Practice within Redbridge that have used A&E services
If you would be interested in attending the focus group, please contact Thomas Thorn at or call 020 3874 4120

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