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We are hiring Peer Educators

Hours: 5 hours per week

Salary: £3,120 per annum (£12 per hour)

Location: London Borough of Redbridge

Closing Date: Friday 29th June 2018 at 5.00pm

Interview Date: Tuesday 10th July 2018

Do you have lived experience of mental ill health or distress and recent knowledge of using children and young people's mental health services?

We have a number of exciting opportunities for Peer Educators to join our team providing valuable mental health awareness education to children, young people and families in a variety of settings. Peer Educators make a positive contribution to young people’s lives by sharing experiences to audiences in and around the London Borough of Redbridge.

If you enjoy a challenge and are keen to be part of a team with a strong vision to tackle stigma and discrimination by empowering young people to speak out about mental illness, our exciting new project - Next Steps has the ideal job for you.

Find out more and download the application forms here

Voices from the social care crisis

“I’ve become a burden to my family, lost many friends and just can’t be the husband and partner, I would like to be. It’s not just me that suffers, but all the family.”

A Care & Support Alliance survey of nearly 4,000 people has revealed a shocking picture of how a widespread absence of care is making many people unwell, unsafe and unfed.  Too many struggle with the basics, such as getting out of bed in the morning, getting dressed or going to the toilet - because they lack vital care and support. If people receive visits from paid carers they often barely have the time to make a cup of tea, let alone help someone get to the toilet in the morning. This is leading to unnecessary pressure on the NHS and is pushing carers to breaking point.

The report explained:

  • 1 in 5 respondents have felt unsafe moving around in their own home, and over a third can’t leave it.
  • 1 in 5 respondents said they’ve gone without meals due to a lack of care and support.
  • 1 in 4 respondents said they needed hospital treatment and 1 in 8 told us they’ve been delayed leaving hospital because of not getting the care they need.
  • Over a quarter have been unable to maintain basics like washing, dressing and/or visiting the toiletRespondents told us:

You can read the full report here

Social Care Charging Survey

We want to understand the big picture of what is happening around social care charging.  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.

So, please do fill in the survey which you can complete here and share as widely as possible.

The Art of Pollution

Date: 26 June 2018
Time: 11.00–16.00
Venue: Starr Cinema, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

Come along to the Tate Modern and celebrate artworks and short films produced by adults with a learning disability and dementia.

Working in partnership with Uniting Friends and the London Boroughs of Redbridge and Waltham Forest Tate Modern will spotlight the creative abilities of individuals and groups who have responded to the theme The Art of Pollution.

World Music Day community picnic

Date: Sunday 24 June
Time: 12pm to 6pm
Venue: Forest Farm Peace Garden, end of Hazelbrouck Gardens, Hainault IG6 2XL

Free entry!

Bring a picnic and enjoy a relaxing family-friendly afternoon of live world music, workshops, foraging and medicine walks, children's activities, therapies, craft stalls, bike maintenance, pizza-oven baking, delicious cakes and much more.

Music performances include African drumming from Seneke Sillah, Eastern Vibes Indian music from Kuldeep Singh, Midnight Duo gentle jazz, plus special guests.

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:

Inclusion London is hiring a Project Manager

Inclusion London is hiring a Project Manager to set up, coordinate and run Inclusion London’s Hate Crime Partnership Project that will develop a pan-London collaborative Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO) response to hate crime/violence against Deaf and Disabled people in London.
To apply, please go to Hate Crime Partnership Project Manager Recruitment Pack where you can download the application pack.

Community Urgent Care Consultation

Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Groups have launched a consultation to look at how they can improve the way community urgent care services are accessed locally.

Community, urgent care services, provide same day care and advice for people with urgent but not life-threatening, physical and mental health issues. These include the GP out of hours service, seven GP access hubs and four local walk-in services.

To find out more, please read the consultation document and respond to the questionnaire. These are available on the Redbridge CCG website at

Staff are keen to speak to as many people as possible about our proposals. If you’d like us to come and talk to your group or organisation, please get in touch by emailing:

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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