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Where disability matters

Equality Act Workshop

Join us and learn how to write an effective complaint letter using the Equality Act to challenge disability discrimination

  • 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 format you need?
  • Are there shops or cafes you can’t get into because they are not accessible?
Date:  Wednesday 23 May 2018
Time:  2pm to 5pm
Venue: City Gates, 25 – 29 Clements Road, Ilford 


Council charging for care and support survey

We want to know about the experiences of people who access support from their local council and find out how they are charging for care and support and how this affects people who use support. To help us understand these issues we would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few moments to complete this short survey to share your own experiences

You can complete the survey here

Festival in the Park

Redbridge is hosting the first international disability awareness day festival in London in July. We are inviting you to be part of this exciting event which will reach out to thousands of people across the borough and beyond. 

You can join us and get involved in various ways

If you want to get involved you can find out more and complete the online booking form here

Campaign to restore the Access to Elected Office

Emily, David and Simeon have joined forces with More United to ask the Government to restore the Access to Elected Office Fund which helps Deaf and Disabled candidates, of all parties, with the additional costs of standing for election. Please watch their story and sign the petition supporting them.

Focus groups to discuss the needs of voluntary organisations in Redbridge

Redbridge Council wishes to understand the role of the voluntary and community sector within Redbridge. To do so, the Council has commissioned Rocket Science to carry out a review to examine the needs and future demands of voluntary and community organisations in Redbridge. This is an important opportunity for you to share your views and ideas.

We will be hosting the focus groups at four locations across Redbridge.

1. Thursday 10th May - 4.30pm - 6pm
Orchard Community Hall, 150 Broadmead Rd, Woodford Green, IG8 0AG

2. Saturday 12th May - 2pm - 3.30pm,
Fullwell Cross Library, 140 High St, Ilford, IG6 2EA

3. Monday 14th May - 4.30pm - 6pm
Loxford Youth Centre, Loxford Ln, Ilford, IG1 2NS

4. Monday 21st May - 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Heenan Centre, 326 High Rd, Ilford IG1 1QP

You can book a place

The focus groups are free to attend and open to ALL who are involved in the voluntary and community sector in Redbridge. Refreshments will be provided.

If you are unable to attend any of the focus groups but would still like to contribute your views, you can take our survey at

Mental Health & Dementia Awareness Day 2018

Date: Tuesday 22nd May 2018
Time: 11.00am – 2.30pm
Venue: Redbridge Central Library, Ilford, IG1 1EA

One Place East and Vision Redbridge are hosting an event to celebrate Mental Health & Dementia Awareness Day. This will include information stalls, guest speakers and presentations from services. Light refreshments will be available.

If you would like to book an information stall please contact Chris Day by Friday 4th May

Your experience of benefits sanctions needed  - call for evidence

Inclusion London wants to know about your experience of welfare benefit sanctions. The information will be used to inform our evidence to The Work and Pensions Select Committee inquiry into sanctions.  

The evidence the Committee is calling for includes: how sanctions operate and whether sanctions ‘help’ people off benefits and into work.  
Below are some of the questions the committee is asking:
  • What improvements to sanctions policy could be made to achieve its objectives better?
  • Could a challenge period and/or a system of warnings for a first sanctionable offence be beneficial? If so, how should they be implemented?
  • Are levels of discretion afforded to jobcentre staff appropriate?
  • Are adequate protections in place for vulnerable claimants?
  • What effects does sanctions policy have on other aspects of the benefits system and public services more widely?
Please send your evidence to by 17 May

Job Opportunity – Working for Carers Administrative Officer

Hours: 21 hours per week
Salary: £14,196.00 p/a
Location: Ilford, Redbridge
Closing Date: 10 May 2018, 5pm

An exciting opportunity for a part-time Administrative Officer required to assist the Working for Carers team focused on supporting and preparing unpaid carers to be ready for employment.

The Administrative Officer will contribute to the overall success of the London Wide Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project by providing comprehensive administrative support at the Redbridge hub required to deliver the Working for Carers employment support project across 8 London Boroughs - Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering, Hackney, Greenwich, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Newham.

You can find out more and download the application forms  here 

Calling all artists ... The Art of Pollution - TATE Modern Annual Art Competition and Exhibition 2018

This is an annual event led and funded by Uniting Friends in partnership with Tate Modern, One Place East, London Borough of Redbridge London Borough of Waltham Forest. For the first time, the contest is open to adult artists with learning disabilities, mental health, older persons and those living with dementia.

You can find out more and download an application form here

The contest - Winners announced at 1 pm on 15th June
Venue: Leytonstone Learning Link, 23-25 N Birkbeck Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 4JF
Date: 10-15 June
Time: Noon-5pm

The winner's exhibition
Venue: Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Date: 26th June
Time: 11am-4pm (At 1.30pm there will be a showing of the film entries)

Young Adult Carers Awareness Training

Date:   Tuesday 5 June 2018
Time:   9.15am to 12:45pm
Venue:  York Room, Ilford Library, Clements Road IG1 1EA

Course Outline:
All staff who work with young adults should attend this training, especially those providing frontline support to vulnerable young adults aged 14 - 25. If you work with someone who has physical or mental health difficulties, a learning disability, alcohol/substance misuse, is ill, frail or elderly, then it is likely they have a carer.

This course will give participants the awareness and skills to support the carer in their caring role and know where to signpost them to if this is something your service cannot offer. 

Spaces are limited so please contact Emma Smart to book a place:

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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