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A Tax on Disability - Our response to Redbridge Council's budget consultation

Day to day tasks that many of us take for granted – like getting dressed, using the toilet, making a meal, or getting to the shops – can be almost impossible for many Disabled People and older people without help.  Disabled people and older people should be able to live well, not just survive, and the right care and support can help them do this.

We are already seeing the adverse consequences of social care cuts and charges as more and more Disabled people, older people and carers face a combination of going without the care support they need, and cutting back on expenditure on food, heating, and clothing.


We are, therefore, urging Redbridge Council to use 5 per cent of the £166million in reserves to scrap social care charges and also to mitigate cuts impacting on Disabled people, older people and carers.

Read our full response and other recommendations here.

No Ifs No Buts No Disability Cuts

Tuesday March 6, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Committee Room 2, Town Hall, High Road IlfordIG1 1DD

Come together on Tuesday 6 March at Redbridge Town Hall to urge Redbridge Council to scrap social care charges which are having a damaging impact on Disabled people, older people and carers.

Register and find out more here

Healthwatch Redbridge raises concerns over patient safety after Meadow Court Nursing Home closure

Cathy Turland, Healthwatch Redbridge Chief Executive Officer voiced concerns at a recent Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee meeting about the condition of transferred patients from Meadow Court since its closure last year.

"We have requested an urgent meeting with the CCG to discuss our concerns and to support us in contacting relatives to seek assurances that the moves have been carried out in a sensitive and supportive manner."

"We have a number of major concerns about the impact this move has had on very frail and elderly people. Our goal is to ensure people have had the right support. If they are happy, then we will be happy."

Read more here and here

Job Opportunity - Project Coordinator

Hours: 21 hours per week

Salary: £15,517 per annum(£14.21 per hour)

Location: London Borough of Redbridge

Closing Date: 16 March 2018

Interview Date: 27 March 2018

Funded by the National Lottery through the Reaching Communities Fund we have an exciting opportunityfor a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work with our user led service RUN-UP on their Next Steps project.

You will be responsible for developing the project to enable young people with mental health conditions to be equipped to tackle the stigma and discrimination they face in their day-to-day life.

Find out more and download the application here

Research into Public Confidence of People with Mental Health Concerns in the Police Complaints System

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have asked an independent research evaluation team at the Institute of Mental Health Nottingham to do a research project about how easy or hard it is to complain about the police and how to make the system better for those who have experienced a mental health problem. You do not need to have had any contact with the police; anyone can take part.

Your feedback will help to improve the service. Your views and opinions will remain confidential. 

The survey is online, to complete please click here

Help other people improve their health

RedbridgeCVS'  "Understanding Behaviour Change" course looks at how brief interventions with individuals can change their behaviour.

Gain the the knowledge and confidence to offer advice to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

What you’ll learn

  • How to ensure communication with individuals is effective
  • How to support individuals to adopt positive health behaviour
  • How an individual can be supported in developing strategies enabling them to make lifestyle or health behaviour changes
  • How to support an individual with a lifestyle or behaviour change implementation plan.

This two-day level 2 course, accredited by RSPH, includes an assessment by multiple-choice exam. You must attend both days.

For details of fees and to book, see here.

Have Your Say about the Blue Badge

The Government is proposing to widen eligibility for the Blue Badge scheme to enable more people with non-physical and with invisible impairments to apply. Transport for All (TfA) would like to hear your opinion on this important change. This proposal follows a legal challenge taken by a man with autism and learning difficulties. For 30 years, he used to get a Blue Badge, but with a change over of benefits from Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to Personal Independence Payment (PIP), it led to him being no longer eligible.

The Blue Badge enables a Disabled driver or a Badge holding passenger or driver to park nearer to where they're going, if they need to. Badge holders have more choice in where to park, and can utilise dedicated parking spaces on public streets. This is a simple idea that can make all the difference. As the two and half million or so current users will testify, a Blue Badge really helps in having an active, independent life.


Please get back to Transport for All with your experiences of applying for a Blue Badge and your opinion about the Government’s proposal by the 28th February 2018

  • contactus@transportforall.org.uk
  • by phone to the Advice Line: 020 7737 2339 (option 1)
  • by Post: Transport for All, Consultation, 336 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AA

Innovating Redbridge

Innovating Redbridge is an opportunity to work together to identify, explore and develop new ways of approaching the problems we face as a community. It’s a chance to bring residents, community leaders and local businesses together to share knowledge, experiences and find ways to do things differently.

Innovating Redbridge will explore a number of different themes and within these themes there will be a series of events. We will be inviting experts in to help tackle complex local issues, providing a space to work on real world problems.

Find out more here

Performance Arts

Do you have lived experience of mental health? 

  • Would you like to help shape mental health services?
  • Would you like to have fun with like-minded people?

Performance Art Life Skills are running a project to highlight opinions of Redbridge Residents about local Mental Health Services.

Every Tuesday 1 pm to 4 pm up until 6th March 2018 you can come along to Aldborough Room, Fullwell Cross Library and take part in sharing your views.

If you would like to take part please contact Tina: 

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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