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Celebrating World Mental Health Day 2018
Get Redbridge Talking

Venue: Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Rd, Ilford IG1 1DD
Date: Wednesday 10th October 2018
Time: 1.00 — 4.00 pm

Come along to Ilford Town Hall on 10th October 2018 to celebrate World Mental Health Day with us. On the day there will be guest speakers, information stalls, meditation, mindful colouring, panel question & answers, along with refreshments and entertainment.

It is now time to book your stall

If you would like to reserve a stall please download and complete the booking form here

One Place East - Annual General Meeting

Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018
Time: 3pm to 6pm
Venue: Function Room 1, City Gates Conference Centre, 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1BH

The board of trustees of One Place East are pleased to announce that the 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.

The AGM will be followed by a review of ‘One Place East – A year on’.

Light refreshments will be available

Contact: Margaret Summers
Tel: 020 8925 2435


Student Shadowing Scheme

UCL is offering an exciting opportunity for year 12 students to come into UCL and experience what life is really like as an undergraduate. Students will accompany a current undergraduate to a lecture, go on a tour of the UCL campus, and speak to staff about disability, wellbeing and/or financial support available.

This opportunity is open to year 12 students attending non-selective state schools who meet one of the following criteria:

  • Are a forced migrant
  • Are disabled
  • Are a young carer
  • Currently live or have lived in local authority care
  • Are estranged from their parents

Find out more here

The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 8th October.

One to One and Group Advocacy

Independent and confidential advocacy helps to ensure people are involved in the decisions which affect their lives. 

One Place East’s advocacy service works to ensure people’s voices are heard, their rights are upheld and they understand processes and outcomes.

Our advocates are fully trained, qualified and experienced in delivery of the following:

  • DoLs/RPR
  • Care Act
  • Community
  • IMCA
  • IMHA
  • Non-instructed
To discuss requirements and costs contact us on 020 8925 2435 or email

Abundance Day Celebration

Forest Farm Allotments (end of Hazelbrouck Garden, Hainault, IG6 2XL

Join Forest Farm Peace Garden at their autumn Abundance Day celebration on Sunday 14 October 12-4pm.

Apple harvest, juicing, workshops, therapies, children's activities, craft & produce stalls, hot food, cake and more.

Freedom of Information enquiry shows half of DLA claimants still losing higher mobility rate support on moving to PIP

Ken Butler DR UK’s Welfare Rights and Policy Adviser said: “The latest DWP figures continue to show how damaging PIP is to disabled people’s income and independence.

One of the main reasons for lower PIP mobility rates is the introduction of the “20-metre rule”, used to assess mobility in PIP assessments.

Read more

Local Engagement Forums

Local Engagement Forums are a new way for residents to talk to councillors, Council officers and key partners. Discussions will focus on how the Council can best deliver services locally, addressing residents’ concerns and working together to strengthen our communities.

Attendees will also get a chance to question the Leader of the Council directly on any issues they wish to raise.

The next Forum is on:

  • North – Thursday 8 November 2018 Fulwell Cross Library, 140 High Street, Barkingside IG6 2EA
You can find out more here

We are looking for volunteers for our Dementia Befriending Service

We are looking for volunteers for our Dementia Befriending Service. The role of the volunteer is to offer 1-1 support to reduce the isolation of people with dementia. Experience is not essential as we will provide training. 

If you live in or around the Redbridge area and would like to make a difference, please contact Jodie on

Redbridge Front Garden Project

Redbridge Front Garden Project

Having a ‘looked-after’ front garden is known to reduce the risk of burglary and bogus callers. The Redbridge Front Garden Project provides help for eligible elderly or vulnerable residents who have been, or are at risk of becoming victims of burglary or doorstep crime. The scheme offers an initial visit to assess what work is needed. The types of job offered are:

  • Cutting back, pruning, gardening jobs
  • Minor external decorating work
  • Repairs to front gates and fences
  • Fitting basic security measures
  • Defensive planting where appropriate
The project is aimed at Redbridge residents, whether tenant or homeowner, who meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • Aged 60+
  • Have a disability, long-term illness or health problem which makes it difficult for them to carry out the work
  • Are in hospital or respite care

For more information:

Have you experienced discrimination? 

Do you face discrimination on a daily basis?

This includes travelling 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:

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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