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Have you been discriminated against? Take action!

Do you face discrimination on a daily basis?

This includes traveling by public transport, entering buildings or using a toilet, getting your voice heard or trying to access information in an alternative format.

If so we can help
Inclusion London’s interactive guides include step by step advice to help you take appropriate action as well as ready-made template letters for you to make a complaint or start legal action. All guides are available in BSL and Easy Read.
Get started here:

If you require support in using the toolkit please contact Jon at One Place East:

A picture of declining quality of services and more cuts to come

Parent-carers’ confidence in the quality of disabled children’s health and social care services is at an all-time low, new evidence from the Disabled Children’s Partnership shows.

The vast majority (75%) of the 1,500 of parent carers surveyed by DCP – a coalition of over 60 disability charities – said that the quality of health services to support their children had grown significantly worse in the past few years. The research also found:

  • 65 per cent felt that the quality of social care was in a similar decline.
  • Nearly half (45%) said that they were aware of imminent plans to reduce social and health care services for families with disabled children in their local area.

The consequences of this are:

  • Disabled children are waiting too long for support, affecting their health and progress.
  • Families are forced to fundraise for vital equipment or treatments that are underprovided by the bodies who have a statutory obligation to do so.
  • Families are fighting through the courts for services which they desperately need.
You can read more here

Festival in the Park 

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 12 noon to 6 pm
Christchurch Green, Woodbine Place, London E11 2RH

Redbridge is hosting the first international disability awareness day festival in London.

  • An information tent full of local service providers
  • A range of refreshments from Lebanese food to vintage tea
  • Sporting activities from Essex Cricket Club, Coping through football and Vision
  • An arts and craft fair showcasing local artists
  • Two live music stages

The Redbridge Hate Crime Pledge

The Redbridge Hate Crime Pledge has been created to allow individuals and organisations in the borough to support and participate in ongoing efforts to reduce hate crime in the area. We would like to invite everyone to read and sign the pledge below. We regard any hate incident to be unacceptable and are committed to working in partnership to eradicate hate crimes across Redbridge.

By signing this pledge, we commit ourselves to a Redbridge where people are free to live, work and play without fear of hostility toward their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or transgender identity.

You can find out more and sign the Pledge here

Community Day planned for 30 August: book your stall

Date: Thursday 30 August
Time: 10am-3pm,
Venue: High Rd, Central Ilford.

The Commiunity Day will include something for everyone in the centre of Ilford, with stalls and displays from local public services and voluntary groups along the High Road.

We're planning a similar event to the one last year, but this time we won't be inside the Town Hall but outside - we're hoping this will make it easier to meet passers by.

More information about the day for stall holders and booking forms are available here

Redbridge Faith Forum Network Meeting on the topic of “Your Health Matters”

Date: Tuesday 24th July 2018
Time: 12.00-13.30
Venue: Gloucester Room, Central Library, Clements Rd IG1 1EA

This is your opportunity to:
  • be consulted about proposed changes to urgent care services in Redbridge, asquestions and feedback your views.
  • learn about a new London Wide initiative to improve mental health and wellbeing from Dr Pamela Nkyi, Public Health Principal
Refreshments will be provided. Please email to book your free place or contact the office on 0208 708 2478/2445. Advance registration is appreciated to help with arrangements but is not essential.

The Women’s Mental Health Network invites you to Turn Up The Volume

We’re inviting you to Turn Up The Volume on women’s mental health and tell us what is important to you.

With this consultation we hope to reach 5000 women and we’re asking you to identify the top three issues within service provision that need to change, and we will then be developing user-led campaigns to improve these issues.

This will be done to drive forward the provision of gender-specific statutory services; and then we will take these campaigns forward at a national level.

You can fill out the consultation questionnaire here

Tai Chi at Forest Farm Peace Garden

Venue: Forest Farm Allotments,  end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault IG6 2XL

Tai Chi classes, every Friday 3-4pm, starting Friday 13 July until November. Susan Green will be teaching Chen style Tai Chi sessions in the garden every Friday afternoon until late autumn.

If you haven't experienced Tai Chi come to learn this ancient art-form for wellbeing, mental clarity and physical strength in Forest Farm's beautiful outdoor setting. This is a free workshop open to everyone - just come along, no booking is necessary.

Progress to Work

Are you living with a physical, sensory impairment or health condition and struggling with finding work? Are you claiming an out of work benefit?

Work Redbridge's FREE Progress to Work programme offers you:

  • Support from a friendly Work Redbridge Advisor to create a personalised Action Plan with simple steps for you to follow
  • Access to training, volunteering and work experience to help you gain valuable skills
  • 1:1 support from our Job Broker to find the right job roles for you

For more information about Progress to Work and to book an appointment with an advisor, contact Work Redbridge:

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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